Tag Archives : Social Enterprise


Social enterprises in Plymouth invited to apply for funds

Social enterprises across Plymouth are being invited to apply for a share of a £300,000 pot of loans and grants to help their business flourish. Plymouth City Council is launching another round of its innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund and the successful bidders will be able to join a growing rank of organisations who have […]


Access point for Reach Fund investment now in Plymouth

Charities and social enterprises looking for investment will be able to look to the Plymouth City Council for help to become investment ready. The Council has been approved as an ‘access point’ for the Reach fund, a £4m investment readiness grant programme, funded by Access, the Foundation for Social Investment and managed by Social Investment […]


Cockahoop at new Social Enterprise City brochure!

A successful social enterprise that inspires children and young people to learn has hosted the launch of Plymouth’s new Social Enterprise City brochure. Bees – the Bespoke Engaging Education Services – has been showcasing its work as well as highlighting some of the achievements that have been going on in Plymouth over the last 18 […]


Social Enterprise fund launched in Plymouth

Social enterprises across Plymouth are being invited to apply for a share of a £800,000 pot of loans and grants to help their business flourish. Plymouth City Council is launching another round of its innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund and the successful bidders will be able to join a growing rank of organisations who have […]


10 more organisations get support to help people and create jobs

A charity dedicated to helping the homeless will be able to provide homes to rent thanks to Plymouth City Council’s innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund. PATH, Plymouth Access to Housing has been awarded £127,500 under the fund to enable the charity to buy and lease properties. The fund means the charity can expand its offer […]


New round of Plymouth’s innovative social enterprise fund now open

Social enterprises across Plymouth are being invited to submit applications for a share of a £875,000 pot of loans and grants to help their business flourish over the next two years. The Council is launching another round of its innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund and the successful bidders will be able to join a growing […]


Ocean Studios moves to delivery

Plymouth’s innovative Ocean Studios is to receive a Social Enterprise Investment Fund support package to enable it to complete its construction phase and cement its future as a home for artists. A delegated decision is being signed today giving the go-ahead to a £300,000 grant to cover unforeseen construction costs. The Ocean Studios opened its […]


More funds available for social enterprises

Social enterprises will be able to bid for a share of £180,000 of funding in the next round of our innovative Social Enterprise Investment Fund. Hot on the heels of the recent announcement of the latest recipients being awarded a share of £420,000, the Council is calling for bids for another round. The funding could […]


Funding for jobs and to make life better in Plymouth

Around 50 jobs look set to be created across a series of projects that will make life better for residents of all ages in Plymouth. The Council has awarded £420,000 through the next round of Social Enterprise Investment Fund to schemes that will make a massive difference to hundreds of people across some inspiring projects. […]


Social enterprises showcased at launch of next round

Social enterprises in Plymouth can pitch their great ideas to scale their business, create jobs and help the city’s residents in the next round of Social Enterprise Investment Fund. A mixture of capital loans and grants is on offer for organisations and businesses hoping to create work and boost prospects in neighbourhoods where there are […]


Plymouth City Council is investing a further £2m in social enterprise

Up to £2 million is to be made available to social enterprises in Plymouth as the Council announces its second round of funding. A mixture of loans and grants will be made available to organisations which could create up to 200 jobs, with many in neighbourhoods where there are fewer work opportunities. The funding is […]


Social enterprise fund awards £142,000

Emerging artists, an allotment and educational facility, a cultural hub, a business advice company and an indoor skate park are all due to benefit from an injection of cash thanks to Plymouth City Council’s social enterprise fund. Plymouth City Council is believed to be the first council in the country to have a Social Enterprise […]


Plymouth’s Social Entrepreneurs celebrated at Dartington

Plymouth’s commitment to social enterprise was celebrated at a two day event. The residential at Dartington brings the students of both the Plymouth and Bristol Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start Up programmes together for a two day learning event focused on marketing, communicating and collaborating. The two day event is part of the 14 day […]


Social enterprises benefit from innovative investment fund

Plymouth is cementing its status as a social enterprise city through a £500,000 innovative investment fund that will create jobs. Plymouth City Council is believed to be the first in the country to have a Social Enterprise investment fund and it has this week awarded £300,000 to six social enterprises. The funds have the potential to […]