Social Enterprise in the Black Country

Below you will find various links and resources for Social Enterprises in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

The Hive (Co-op)

The Hive (Co-op)

The Hive is a support programme for co-operatives delivered by Co‑operatives UK in partnership with The Co‑operative Bank. If you are looking to set-up a co‑operative, or you're from an existing co‑operative with ambitions to grow, you could benefit from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.

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The School for Social Entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs

SSE helps 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. They run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference.

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UnLtd

UnLtd

UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs - enterprising people with solutions that change our society for the better. We were formed in 2002 by seven organisations who believed that social entrepreneurs had a much bigger contribution to make to our economy and society. We were among the first to back individuals with their own ideas to create social good.

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Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses in Black Country. We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. SSW is co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation

Lloyds Bank Foundation

An independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities with an annual income of £25k - £1million helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse.

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iSE CIC

iSE CIC

iSE want to help individuals and groups with enterprise ideas that innovate and address the needs of people, neighbourhoods and the environment. Right now they are keen to support emerging social entrepreneurs who are bringing together Birmingham communities and developing impactful solutions, products and services to meet ‘new world’ markets needed by customers, private business and public sector organisations.

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The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery raises money for good causes. People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen. Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.

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Good Finance

Good Finance

Good Finance is a collaborative project to help improve access to information on social investment for charities and social enterprises.

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