Funded Programmes

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

Investment Readiness (Reach Fund)

Working alongside social investment organisations (access points) we provide high level business development consultancy to help your organisation become investment ready. Work often involves:

  • Strengthening financial systems and processes
  • Developing robust financial forecast
  • Market intelligence and analysis
  • Impact measurement and monitoring
  • Business and strategic planning
  • Board development

We’ve worked with a number of organisations over the past few years, helping them access more than £800,000 in repayable finance. Want to know more? Get in touch.

See more about the Reach Fund 

Business Support for co-ops

Logo for Business support for co-ops

Co‑operatives UK have announced the extension of its partnership with The Co‑operative Bank through the Business Support for Co-ops programme for new and existing co‑ops – helping fair and ethical businesses together.

Formerly The Hive, the support package has been given a brand refresh and is now known as Business Support for Co‑ops. It continues to help build better co‑operative businesses by offering up to six days of expert support, including a half day peer mentoring, to:

The programme has been live and accepting applications since February 2023.

Contact us

Need help? Get in touch – 0121 667 6810,

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


Other Funded Support for Social Enterprises