Are you a social enterprise in Lancashire looking to grow?
This is the event for you – Selnet in partnership with Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub are bringing together the very best of social enterprise expertise and finance to answer everything you ever needed to know about raising finance and social investment.
Social investment is money provided to support your organisation to generate more income or be more effective. It is not a grant or a donation but an opportunity to access new or larger scale opportunities to deliver social and financial returns.
This is a unique opportunity to ask the expert on Social Investment and how it can benefit your business. We will also have Boost Growth Advisors available on the day for 1-2-1 consultations, book an appointment on arrival.
Confirmed speakers are:
- First Ark
- Unity Bank
- The Key Fund
- Boost Business Lancashire
Building Better Opportunities is a new national programme from The Big Lottery Fund who is 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 a partnership of over 60 Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations to deliver three new projects across Lancashire.
Each project will work with people who are currently not working and would like a job, but have all sorts of things stopping them. Click on the project pages below to see if one our projects could help you or someone you know?
Since September 2015 the Selnet team have been working to form partnerships and bid under these opportunities. We have been successful in securing three new projects and delivery of the first two began in August 2016 in partnership with over 60 Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise partners. We have just received news that the third project bid, Changing Futures has also been successful and delivery is planned to start in February 2017.
Click on the buttons below to find out more about each project. (takes you to project page)
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