What’s on Offer?

Social Enterprises (or those aspiring to become one) can benefit from the HotSW Enhance Social Enterprise service.

Enhance Social Enterprise has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in order to support Social Enterprises to develop and launch new products and services as well as entering new markets. There will also be support for voluntary and community sector groups that want to transition into trading social enterprises as well as budding social entrepreneurs in need of help to develop their ideas to start trading

The programme involves a minimum of 12 hours of tailored business support, including topics such as

  • Business Development
  • Business Growth
  • Social Enterprise Leadership Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Sustainability and Diversification
  • Legal Structure and Governance
  • Measuring Social Impact


Who’s it for?

The Enhance Social Enterprise programme is free for social enterprises that meet eligibility criteria within Devon, Plymouth, Somerset & Torbay.

The programme is only available to social enterprises (or those with an aspiration to be one) that have:

  • received less than €200,000 in state aid in the last 3 years
  • less than 250 employees
  • a turnover of less than €50 million.

Contact Information

T: 07870 913357

E: enhancesocialenterprise@devon.gov.uk

W: https://new.devon.gov.uk/economy/business-support/enhance-social-enterprise

In order to register for the programme, please check your eligibility.  If you are eligible, you can register using the online form.

Can’t find the support service you are looking for?

If you would like to talk to one of our advisers about your business support needs so that we can match you to the most appropriate support available locally contact the Growth Hub today.

03456 047 047


Below are events associated to the Enhance Social Enterprise – Heart of the South West Business Support Programme that you may find useful.