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Applications need to be submitted by the VCSE in consultation with one of our approved providers.

If you cannot apply for a grant you can still contact a provider to discuss other consultancy.

North West Consultants: 3

We will guide you through all the stages you need to go through to be ready to bid for contracts worth over £1M.  With 25+ years experience each of working in and with charities and social enterprises, we are perfectly placed to support you from our knowledge and experience.

North West Consultants: 2

SECOD is a social enterprise co-operative consortium only working with third sector organisations.
Established in 2006, we provide advice, support and specialist skills to organisations wishing to achieve greater sustainability via business methods. SECOD has helped over 150 VCSE organisations, small & medium sized, across the North of England to commence operations & projects, expand their trading options and develop investment readiness processes & procedures.
Client specific growth investment funding advice includes a wide range of options best suited to the individual enterprise. This includes grants, mortgages, loans & results based performance vehicles.

North East Consultants: 2

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC is a social enterprise which provides capacity building support, training, coaching and advice to people and organisations that want to become more socially enterprising by growing their business to increase their social impact. We work across the country from our base in North East England to inspire and help people find and develop effective business models to address social issues. 

East Midlands Consultants: 3

SEEM, based in Nottingham provides support services across the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire and beyond. Formed in 2002 as a Not for Profit company, limited by guarantee, our aim is to support the creation and development of social enterprises and social businesses to facilitate sustainability and help deliver significant and enduring social impact.

We do this by and providing Business and Investment Readiness Support to Social Enterprises, Charities and Social Businesses. We then go on to secure the investment they're looking for. 

Over the last four years, SEEM have become the region's leading Social Finance brokerage, helping scores of clients to secure facilities from between £10k to £400k. How do we do this? By getting to know our clients, understanding their needs and helping them to articulate their business in a way that helps them secure investment and make a difference in people's lives.

Whether you're looking to build the capacity to move into social finance in the next few years or want to secure an investment in the near future, SEEM provide support with you in mind. With over a decade's experience of social enterprise we understand the opportunities, challenges and realities of gearing up. That's why we work with both operators and governance bodies to offer real support to develop your business and access finance without losing sight of your social mission.

North West Consultants: 5

Selnet incorporated in 2005 and now employ a staff team of five to facilitate, manage and deliver business support, advice and products for sustainable growth to Social Enterprises in Lancashire.
Selnet, and member organisations, have vast experience supporting VCSE organisations, particularly Social Businesses, to consider suitable financing options and raise social investment through sources including grants, community shares, loan stock and commercial loans. This approach is underpinned by robust business, financial planning and forecasting.
Big Potential will be delivered by qualified, specialist Social Enterprise advisors who understand the needs of the sector and are creative and adaptable in their approach. 

East Midlands Consultants: 2

Founded in 2010, we are an innovative Marketing,Communications and Social Business Development organisation with a Vision to become a leading enterprise in sustainable social business growth devel