Business Support

Lot 10: Social Enterprise Sector Accelerator

Delivered by: Firstport for Social Entrepreneurs and CEIS

Application Information: Please check back here for dates of our next programme.


Target Group

Ambitious social enterprises looking to scale: Applicants will be split into two cohorts depending on the size and stage of the business. Support will be delivered online and face-to-face where possible (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions).

Benefits of the programme:

  • Intensive one-to-one and group-based business support
  • Direct links to potential investors and lenders, and help to navigate the wider social investment arena
  • Support delivered by advisers who understand the unique drivers for social entrepreneurs
  • A network of like-minded peers who you can share experiences, ideas and concerns with
  • Developing relationships with a pool of grant funders who may act as co-investors to any private investment and/or loans you secure through the programme
  • Tailored advice and professional expertise from industry experts in the areas of sales assumptions, social impact measurement, financial performance and management, data management, risk management, trademarking/IP, and market intelligence.
  • Access to Digital Maturity, Business Diagnostic and Impact Assessment digital tools combined with improvement planning support.
  • Links to the wider social enterprise support ecosystem


How to Apply

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Please check eligibility for this programme before applying.