Case studies

We are currently working on a number of new case studies of our recent investment readiness work. In the meantime here are some examples of our past work. We hope you find these case studies useful. We would like to thank our clients for their time and support in helping us to capture our work together in this way. We have also previously published a collection of case studies see links below.

  • Probably the first community owned chippy in the country

    Chelmund's Fish and Chips, the trading name of Chelmund's Community Enterprises opened its doors to the public on Thursday the 1st March 2018 and is believed to be the first community owned traditional chip shop in the country.

  • Keeping swimming open at Moseley Road Baths

    An iconic Birmingham landmark with national historical and architectural significance, Moseley Road Baths is one of only three Grade II* listed swimming pools still in use in the UK. Read how we helped the action group keep it running as a swimming facility in Balsall Heath.

  • Citizens Advice Solihull

    As part of our Community Enterprise for Success support project Citizens Advice Solihull Borough have been inspired and given confidence to open a charity shop to help support beneficiairies and generate income for services.

  • Kingshurst Caterpillars

    Moving premises and taking on new liabilities Kingshurst Caterpillars needed to consider the most appropriate legal structure to grow.

  • Solihull Carers Centre

    Working with Solihull Community Sector to strengthen and sustain the Voluntary and Community Sector. Strategic Planning.

  • Commissioning and Procurement

    Bespoke programme of tender ready support for health and wellbeing VCSE organisations aiming to engage in public sector commissioning and procurement in Solihull.

  • Big Assist- Satisfaction 4.7/5

    Throughout the Big Assist funding programme, we were a leading "approved provider" supporting organisations from Leeds to Brighton and everywhere in between.

  • Olive Branch Kitchen

    Olive Branch Kitchen CIC, a community cafe and catering business we helped set up in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull.

  • Affinity Sutton

    Affinity Sutton is one of the largest independent providers of affordable housing in England with over 100,000 residents living in 57,000 properties across 122 local authorities from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Plymouth.

  • Hope Psychological Services CIC

    Hope Psychological Services reflect on their experience of the Social Value Action Learning Programme delivered by Development in Social Enterprise to assist ten VCSE organisations complete their first impact measurement exercise.

  • Castle Pool Community Partnership

    When Birmingham City Council made Castle Pool available for community asset transfer in January 2014, Castle Pool Users Group engaged DISE to develop a business plan to test the viability of asset transfer.

  • GMCVO Databases

    GMCVO Databases

    GMCVO Databases provide bespoke Client Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for charities, voluntary organisations and small businesses, helping them to work smarter. With ambitions to expand beyond Greater Manchester, DISE was engaged to assess the potential for growth.