Social Enterprise

We are passionate about providing fair and equitable business support for all, helping to drive economic growth while also adding value to our communities.

Social value lies at the heart of our organisation. We truly believe in the creation of employment opportunities for people who are often disadvantaged in the labour market. We now have an in-house specialist providing tailored advice and signposting for existing and aspiring social enterprises. To access one-to-one advice - at no cost to your business - click here and contact us today.

From connecting you to social enterprise experts within the region, accessing social enterprise finance to taking part in cross-sector business forums, our team is here to listen and provide tailored support, to ensure your social/not for profit business can access mainstream support the same as any other business where possible.

Back to category list

Greater Birmingham International Business Hub

Greater Birmingham International Business Hub

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Export
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
COST: Free

The International Business Hub is a one-stop-shop for all importers and exporters, from established businesses to those who are considering trading internationally for the first time. As well as being able to tap into the expertise of international trade advisers, businesses can seek assistance with...

Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Export
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
COST: Free

Benefit from tailored support, impartial expertise and access to the Department for International Trades global network to help you enter new markets and grow your international sales.Realise your business’s global potential with the help of an International Trade Adviser based in your local Chamber...

Innovate to Succeed i2s

Innovate to Succeed i2s

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation, Other Business Support
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

The project is a fully funded scheme to deliver tailored support to SMEs to help them enhance their innovation management capacity. The project will deliver bespoke 1 to 1 consultancy to help companies deal with the critical aspects of innovation management including access to finance,...

Marketing Birmingham

Marketing Birmingham

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation, Funding, Other Business Support
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) will help to create new jobs, expand existing businesses and attract new businesses and investment to the region, aligned to the ambitions set out in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Strategic Economic Plan. Formerly Marketing Birmingham, the...

The Lets Grow Grant

The Lets Grow Grant

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Funding, Grant Funding
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: Cannock Chase
COST: Match Funded

The aim of the programme is to support the Cannock Chase Economy by providing financial assistance to help existing small medium sized businesses (SMEs) to expand and grow. It is anticipated that by accessing the available funding business are able to undertake expansion projects that will safeguard...

Find It In Worcestershire

Find It In Worcestershire

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Other Business Support, Grant Funding
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest
COST: Free

Find it in Worcestershire is the place to find local supply chain opportunities within the County. Set up in 2011, the free to use service offers local businesses the opportunity to meet local suppliers at our monthly breakfast meetings, as well as pitching for work directly on the Find it Portal. ...

WINN Innovation

WINN Innovation

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest
COST: Free

WINN is a new collaboration between many of the Innovators in the region, aimed at consolidating innovation support activities, creating a community of innovators and ensuring that our innovative history continues into our innovative future. Its vision is to be a catalyst for innovation,...

Investing in Growth

Investing in Growth

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Funding, Other Business Support, Grant Funding
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest
COST: Free

Is your business ready to take off? The Investing in Growth Programme will provide a bespoke support package for Worcestershire businesses to ensure they are investment ready in order that they may access local, regional and national funding programmes to reach their growth potential. The...

Enterprise for Success

Enterprise for Success

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Start-Up Support, Early Stage Start-Ups and Entrep...
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Tamw...
COST: Free

Those thinking of starting a new business or are in the early days of trading can now access a range of tailored support across the region, through the programme ‘Enterprise for Success’. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the scheme offers access to a team of experienced and...

What is the BASIS Project

What is the BASIS Project

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Other Business Support
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

What is the BASIS Project?The Birmingham and Solihull Industrial Symbiosis Project, or BASIS, aims to create a diverse network of businesses across the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with the aim of supporting their transition to become more resource efficient and cost-effective business.The...

Aston University Law Clinic

Aston University Law Clinic

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Other Business Support
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

A free legal advice service run by Aston Law School students, under the supervision of a solicitor. Aston Law Clinic, as part of Aston Law School, roots its approach in the business environment. We provide a range of legal services for: Entrepreneurs Start-ups Small Businesses ...

Innovation Vouchers

Innovation Vouchers

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation, Grant Funding, Early Stage Start-Ups a...
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Match Funded

Innovation Vouchers are distributed through a scheme managed by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University. An Innovation Voucher of up to £2,500 in part-funding can be offered to eligible companies by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to spend on business...

Become a business mentor

Become a business mentor

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

Support Birmingham City University in mentoring growing and aspiring businesses. Why should I become a Business Mentor for local SMEs? Share your expert business knowledge to help regional entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from diverse community groups develop Utilise your community...

Business Brexit Health Check

Business Brexit Health Check

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

Welcome to the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Business Brexit Health Check. Please complete the following short questionnaire in order to receive your free personalised report on how Brexit may impact your business and tips and resources to help you get Brexit-ready.Please follow the link...

Centre for Brexit Studies

Centre for Brexit Studies

TYPE OF SUPPORT: Other Business Support
BUSINESS SECTOR: Creative, Digital & Technology, Social Enterprise,...
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP
COST: Free

The Centre for Brexit Studies is a research centre which explores all aspects of the Brexit Referendum.Looking beyond the reasons why the UK decided to leave the European Union, we aim to explore the far reaching outcomes caused by the monumental decision. The Centre examines the impacts Brexit will...

Request A Call Back

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tailored support for you

Supporting small businesses to develop and grow with easy access to digital expertise and skills

Find out more

Why do people start up a social enterprise or a community interest company (CIC)

Find out more

Kickstart scheme supports The Book Shelf to bring nonfiction to life

Find out more

Subscribe to our newsletter

All the latest GBSLEP Growth Hub news, updates and opportunities delivered to your inbox.