Announcing the Enterprise Development Programme for the Equality Sector

Posted on: October 31, 2019

Equally Ours are proud to launch the new Enterprise Development Programme for the Equality Sector.

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners.

The programme aims to provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them become more financially resilient by developing new enterprise models, or by growing existing ones.

A year-long pilot of the Programme was launched in September 2018 for charities and social enterprises working in the Youth and Homelessness sectors. Following the success of this pilot, Access have committed to expanding this programme, and are pleased to welcome on board the Mental Health and Equality sectors, as well as extending the involvement of the pilot sectors until 2021.

The programme will offer tailored support to organisations that are thinking of exploring new models of trading to help them become more financially resilient and who require support to make the transition.

Organisations will work collaboratively with sector leads; Homeless Link, Centre for Youth Impact, Association of Mental Health Providers and Equally Ours, throughout the programme journey. Social Investment Business will help to administer the programme.

We will take a collaborative and thoughtful approach to this offering, and are looking to create a cohorts of sector-based organisations who are interested in exploring enterprise activity and potential revenue models in their respective sectors. Prospective organisations will apply to join the Enterprise Development Programme outlining their aspirations and how the programme could help them develop enterprising models. If successful organisations will then work together with their sector lead to determine what type of support will work best for them.

More information about the programme and how to apply will be provided in due course.

If you would like to submit an early expression of interest in the new programme, please email Social Investment Business: [email protected] and you will be kept updated as to when the programme has gone live.

We’re recruiting a manager to run the equality enterprise development programme. Find out more about the vacancy.

Author: Steering Member
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