The Social Enterprise and Innovation Business Support Programme


Are you (or would you like to be) a social enterprise entrepreneur?

Do you have an idea for a sustainable business with a social purpose or are you looking for growth or funding for an existing venture?

Available Till: 31/10/2019

The Social Enterprise and Innovation Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provides business support to  social entrepreneurs in the west of England area; Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

The programme is project managed by the University of Bath in partnership with Bath Innovation Centre, The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE),  Voscur, and CVS South Gloucestershire.  

There are two programmes of business support available and your eligibility will depend on the stage that you are at with your social enterprise venture. Applications are now open for both programmes.  


The programme runs from October 2016 to October 2019 and there will be a rolling timetable of workshops. The dates for the next Startup Courses are:

University of Bath Innovation Centre - 23 & 24 November (more dates to be added in 2018)

Voscur are: 2 daytime sessions in East Central Bristol on 22 and 29 November; 4 morning sessions in South Bristol on 19, 26 February and 5 and 12 March 2018; and 4 evening sessions in Central Bristol on 1, 8 , 15 and 22 May 2018.


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