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Development in Social Enterprise deliver business support under several funded programmes and schemes

Your organisation may be eligible to access our services through one of these routes.

Community Enterprise for Success fully funded business support for VCSEs in Solihull.

ERDFLOGOWe’re pleased to announce that we have been successful in wining a tender to provide VCSE organisations across Solihull with developmental business support. The project is part funded by Solihull Council and European Regional Development Fund.

The project will run until March 2019 and we will be providing a range of support including:

If you are a VCSE group in Solihull and want to express an interest contact us either by phone or email info@disecic.org

See more about the project on its dedicated website here http://communityenterprise-solihull.org/ 


For Cooperatives and community businesses – starting up, growing and sustaining:

The-Hive-Primary-LogoDevelopment in Social Enterprise has been selected as a preferred business support provider as part of the Coop’s new bsuiness support programme funded by the cooperative bank. The Hive is a new business support programme for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises. The cooperative will assess the applicant and match them with a provider based on their needs and the region they are in. Whilst you may not be matched with us, if you’re thinking of starting a cooperative business or already running one and need some help then check out the hive.

Bright Ideas  is a fund of up to £20,000 plus a funded adviser to get your bright idea started or help it to grow. As a Cooperative Hive support provider we are also registered as approved Bright Ideas support providers. Want to know more? then see the my community website


See some of our previously funded work by following the links below.

For infrastructure organisations – BIG Assist Approved Provider:

Development in Social Enterprise was an approved provider under the BIG Assist scheme to during its 3 year funding cycle. During which time we delivered 23 consultancy projects with a satisfaction rating of 4.7/5.

 – DISE Big Assist Clients.


Previous community Enterprise for Success projects 

Together with our partner Dynamic Marketing, we delivered the Community Enterprise for Success programme. for some three and a half years.

The (previous ERDF funded) Community Enterprise for Success Programme ended on 20th June 2015. Download our “Celebrating Your Success” case study booklet here. We are working closely with Solihull Council and expect to be in a position to announce a new programme of funded support in Solihull in October 2015, so keep watching this space or sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss it!

Read about some of the the clients we’ve supported as part of the above programmes in our Case Studies section.