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Enterprise Development Programme – a first year for the Mental Health sector

Greg Woolley

Published: January 12, 2021

Following a first year of leading the Mental Health strand of the Enterprise Development Programme, the Association’s Enterprise Development Manager, Greg Woolley, has written up some of his findings and reflections – particularly in relation into the types of enterprise models present within the Mental Health sector. Access, the foundation for social investment, launched the…

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Training to help you achieve your 2021 enterprise goals!

Greg Woolley

Published: November 30, 2020

To begin 2021, the Association will be offering fully funded training sessions focused on supporting small charities and social enterprises to develop their enterprise or trading activities. We hope it will be valuable to support organisations achieve their enterprise goals for 2021. Following a review of our first two rounds of applications to the Enterprise…

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Our New EDM's Thoughts on the EDP...

Greg Woolley

Published: January 27, 2020

With ever-increasing cuts to public funding and growing competition for grant and philanthropic funds, many organisations are desperate to find ways to diversify their income. Understandably, the potential opportunities for diversification from enterprise or trading is often treated with caution or avoided. Building on from that, the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) has been designed to…

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How to Apply

Dania Hanif

Published: January 20, 2020

The application process will ensure organisations looking to join the enterprise movement have minimal restrictions and maximum support to organisations whatever stage in their enterprise journey they may be. For those looking to apply we will only be seeking details of enterprise ideas or motivations and context of how it will benefit your organisation and…

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Eligibility to Join the Programme

Dania Hanif

Published: January 13, 2020

The Association has been chosen to be the national partner for the mental health sector.  We can help to explain the programme, support you with applications to join it, and will have a key role in helping successful applicants to progress their ideas and grow their enterprise activity.  For any initial enquiries, organisations can contact…

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Enterprise Development Programme Expands to Include Mental Health Sector

Dania Hanif

Published: December 5, 2019

Following a successful pilot, the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) will reopen in the New Year, and will expand to be able to support charities and social enterprises operating in the mental health and equality sectors, in addition to those working in homelessness and youth. The EDP is led by a partnership of national infrastructure bodies…

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Launch of Enterprise Development Programme

Dania Hanif

Published: November 1, 2019

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The programme aims to provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them become more financially resilient by developing new enterprise models, or by growing existing…

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