Social Enterprise Lancashire Network – Selnet

Welcome to Selnet

Selnet is the Social Enterprise Network for Lancashire.

For over 10 years we have supported social enterprises across Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen to connect, develop and grow.

For People  |  For Business  |  For Good


Selnet is first and foremost a membership network. By becoming a member, you will join an active and vibrant Lancashire-wide network of like-minded business people. Together with over 150 other social enterprises, you can share ideas, connect, collaborate, grow and develop.

Members receive up to date sector news, funding information, events and training updates and a platform for promotion. Our members are the first to hear of opportunities we have secured and the first organisations we approach to commission work or establish new delivery partnerships.



Selnet plays a key role in representing the needs of the sector on a regional, national and increasingly European-wide basis. At a time when politics and the economy are going through radical change, we are here to fly the social enterprise flag with confidence and to promote our sector’s strength, resilience, impact and diversity.



We develop partnerships to deliver services that address social problems and meet needs in our communities. The Selnet team are continually working to bring opportunities to the sector in general, such as leading three Building Better Opportunities programmes, where 64 partners are providing specialist employability and skills development support for disadvantaged people.

We are a trusted partner within Lancashire’s business growth support community, specialising in Social Businesses and currently work with Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub BOOST to offer free business-to-business growth advice and guidance.


Supporting and Growing Businesses

Selnet has a wealth of business experience.

We offer advice and guidance through our qualified business advisors to new business and start-ups, and deliver a range of events and seminars on key subjects each year.

We also provide growth and development support for established business through a range of programmes. This could mean advice and guidance from our qualified business advisors, referring into funded growth programmes – or signposting to specialist support from industry professionals and established social entrepreneurs.

We are a Social Enterprise too so tap into our experience and expertise.


How can we help you?

Are you thinking about starting a new business? Looking for advice or support? Or perhaps you want to be part of a vibrant, impactful social enterprise network? We are happy to help – just get in touch!

You can contact the Selnet team on 01772 200690 or email We look forward to hearing from you.


Social Enterprise Lancashire Network  –  For People  |  For Business  |  For Good