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Enterprise Development Fund: Deadline for EOI 31 October 2018




The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme providing a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones.

Two year-long pilots of the programme have launched for charities and social enterprises working in the Youth and Homelessness sectors. There are two strands – Grant and Learning:


Feasibility Grants of £5,000 – £10,000 are available to enable organisations to investigate and develop an enterprise proposition from the very earliest stage into a proposed delivery plan.

Development Grants of around £50,000 available for organisations that have an enterprise proposition which requires further development or scaling and where there is a potential requirement for subsequent investment.


For leaders of established charities and social enterprises to learn how to

  • develop income from trading
  • lead a team for diversification and growth
  • overcome strategic challenges
  • build a support network of peers and experts.

Leaders can apply for the following:

  • A leadership programme: 8+ days of learning for CEOs and directors
  • Peer-learning and expert support
  • A Match Trading™ grant of up to £10,000

Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 October 2018

Read more and apply here