What’s on Offer?

The Somerset Social Enterprise Fund (SSEF) has been established with initial funding from Somerset County Council  to provide loan finance to support new and established social enterprises.

Whilst the SSEF is primarily a loan fund, there is scope for an element of grant funding.

The SSEF is intended to:

  • Improve access to finance for social enterprises in Somerset
  • Increase the number of social enterprises in Somerset attaining the ‘Social Enterprise Mark’
  • Enable and support measurable improvement in benefits delivered to local communities through increasing activity of social enterprises

A key attribute of the SSEF will be that loan repayments and interest will be ‘recycled’ into further loans and, thus, the fund will be self-sustaining.

Features of the SSEF include:

  • Loan amounts from £10,000 to £100,000
  • Flexible and tailored packages – secured and unsecured
  • Fixed interest rates
  • On-going supportive relationship

Who’s it for?

Businesses must be a ‘social enterprise’ and be able to evidence social impact. Businesses must be based in and / or predominantly operating in Somerset.

Contact Information

T: 01749 344949

W: http://www.somersetcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/Somerset-Social-Enterprise-Fund

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