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Looking to Grow?

Funded business support is available, talk to us:

Selnet is working with Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to deliver professional, impartial business support to ambitious companies across the county.

Boost helps business to grow and develop through advice, support and access to funding. Our role is to connect enterprising Lancashire businesses with these funded programmes, including mentoring, business masterclasses, product development, leadership development and accessing finance.

 

How we can help

Selnet’s delivery team will work with your business to identify growth opportunities and introduce you to the best support programmes to help you achieve your goals. With so much support available, this impartial and professional advice can save your business time and ensure that the support offered is relevant and valuable to your business.

 

Who we can help

The support is targeted towards companies (private and social enterprise) that are business-to-business and already trading.

Collectively, the team holds over 180 years’ experience of helping organisations just like yours.

 

For more information and to access support please contact Selnet on 01772 200690 or email opportunities@selnet-uk.com .

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

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The Lancashire Social Enterprise Project

At Selnet we specialise in social enterprises; business models that help to address social problems. We provide information, training and networking opportunities for our members across Lancashire, including guidance from qualified business advisors and workshops on important business topics.

Through the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund we are able to deliver the Lancashire Social Enterprise Project which will support aspiring entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds, to explore self-employment and social enterprise to help improve their economic circumstances. We will provide support across the county, particularly in deprived areas, for people looking to set up their own enterprises and to promote social enterprise and self-employment as alternatives to the traditional labour market.

From April 2018, we will be running sessions to explore opportunities both within self-employment and social enterprise careers, and run business skills workshops to small groups. Those interested in pursuing a business idea will receive 1:1 development and start up support from a chartered business advisor.

For more information and how to participate please email opportunities@selnet-uk.com and join us on social media for events and updates!

 

Thank you to NatWest for funding this project.

 

 

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Building Better Opportunities Lancashire

Building Better Opportunities is a national programme from The Big Lottery Fund who are matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Selnet is leading three partnerships of over 60 primarily Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations to deliver specialist support for key groups across Lancashire. Over three years, 3270 disadvantaged people will benefit from support tailored to their individual needs and interests to overcome complex barriers and move towards work and training.

Perhaps one of our projects could help you or someone you know?

Selnet’s Role

Selnet led a 12-month process of developing three Lancashire-wide partnerships to provide specialist employability and skills support to disadvantaged people. Two projects began in August 2016; the ‘Age of Opportunity’, supports the over-50s, and ‘Invest in Youth’, supports young people aged 15-24. The third project, ‘Changing Futures’, began in February 2017 and supports people with multiple and complex barriers to employment. 

To find out more, click on the links below to visit the project pages:

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Information on European Funding in Lancashire

The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme provides funds to help local areas stimulate growth. The funds support investment in innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs.

A single ESIF Growth Programme has been set up to combine three separate European Funds. The Growth Programme provides funding to help projects in England that create jobs and economic growth.

For more information:

Lancashire LEP developed arrangements to ‘opt-in’ to the Big Lottery Fund to enable Lancashire to build a strong foundation for social inclusion programmes. This resulted in a £12.5m project for Lancashire in Building Better Opportunities joint funded by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund that will encompass 5 Lancashire projects.

Read more here:

http://www.lancashirelep.co.uk/the-lancashire-offer/funding-and-business-support/european-structural-and-investment-funds.aspx

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/building-better-opportunities/lancashire

 

 

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Directory

This trade directory aims to showcase the range of services on offer from Selnet members, categorised into their specialist areas. We hope that it will help you to engage easier with individual organisations.

You may for example be, a procurement officer for a local authority looking to take the lead in engaging with the Third Sector or perhaps, a fellow Social Enterprise seeking a partner to form a consortium that will enable your to bid for a larger project. Either way, you should find all the information you require in this directory.

 

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