Croydon Council yesterday put out a call for funding applications from social enterprises in Croydon.
Organisations have the opportunity to apply for a package aimed at supporting their business as well as supporting the local community. Successful applicants will be offered an interest free loan of between £10,000 and £30,000, mentoring and access to a bank of experts.
The initiative, delivered through SE-Assist, is a government-backed scheme that connects local social enterprises with larger companies in the area to help them and the communities they serve.
Like all businesses, social enterprises create jobs and boost the economy, but they also strengthen communities by giving something back so this is a real opportunity for anyone who has a business idea with a social purpose to get some advice and backing to get their scheme off the ground.
If you’re interested, or know of anyone who may be, then you can find more details and how to apply online at http://se-assist.co.uk. The closing date for applications is 10th April 2014.