The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund (SEBFWestMids) is excited to announce the launch of its partnership.
The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund (SEBFWestMids) is a programme funded by DCMS to kick start and accelerate social enterprise activity in Wolverhampton and Sandwell.
The SEB Fund will run from March 2023 - March 2025 across County Durham, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Thanet, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. The Fund aims to grow and sustain the social enterprise sector in local areas and to share evidence of how the Fund impacts on the social economy, and social issues in local areas.
The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund offers a range of grants and targeted business support to help new and existing social enterprises start up, scale up and grow, creating long-term positive social and environmental impact.
You are eligible to apply to the programme if:
Please contact us if you aren't certain if you fit the criteria.
For new social entrepreneurs:
Is social enterprise for me? Structures and the model
Is it viable? Markets, customers and competitors
Money - start-up costings and ongoing projections
People - stakeholders - who do you need to make it work?
For more established social businesses:
1-2-1 Business Support and networking will be provided throughout to accompany the formal programmes with support tailored to your needs.
All recipients of business support will be able to apply for a range of grant funding, up to a maximum of £10K per grant.
No, a wide range of social businesses will eligible for support, including but not limited to Community Interest Companies, Cooperatives and Charitable Incorporated Organisations.
The programme runs until the end of March 2025 and has a rolling programme of applications.
Please register your interest below and we will contact you with details on eligibility and how to apply for support.