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News Items

Have you got an idea for a business or project that helps other people or the environment? Would you like some support to get it up and running? The School for Social Entrepreneurs’ London Fellowship Programme could be right for you.

Social Saturday on Saturday 15 October is designed to boost the number of people buying from Britain’s social enterprises and is part of the Buy Social campaign. 

The South East London Chamber of Commerce social enterprise network's next  free event will be on Thursday 24 March at a pub called 

Lloyds Banking Group has announced a funding and support scheme to support social entrepreneurs from across the UK who want to start a new project, boost their existing project or increase their social impact.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 2 April 2015

The Santander Social Enterpirse Development Awards are a national community investment programme to help support growing enterpises and enterprising charities working for the direct benefit of their communities.

Deadline for applciations: 10 April 2015

Lewisham Council has announced the opening of three new enterprise hubs in Deptford, Catford and Lewisham town centres in October 2015.


Blog Posts

If a business plan is something you would put time and effort into only if a potential funder required it, you may be missing out on a valuable tool for steering your organisation to achieve its ambitions, says Chris Wykes Driver


Chris Wykes Driver, VAL’s Development Support Officer specialising in governance, finance and social enterprise support, provides a tried and tested approach to setting up a social enterprise or trading arm


Christine Wykes Driver issues a challenge and invitation to social entrepreneurs at risk of isolation and overwhelm

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We support established social enterprises, start-ups and charities or community organisations that want to become more enterprising by developing trading activities alongside their funding.