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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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European Funding, Brexit & the Third Sector: Where are we now and what happens next?

The decision to leave the European Union will shape profoundly the future of our communities. Despite Brexit though, Britain has guaranteed local European Funds (ESF and ERDF) until 2022.

Network For Europe represents VCSE sector in North West region in all matters relating to the European Union. Selnet have now hosted two EU Funding Briefing events with Network For Europe. These briefings offered a comprehensive update on ESFii and ERDFii , what is happening here in Lancashire, and how it affects the Third Sectorii.

The presentations and additional details are available below.


What will Brexit mean for our sector?

The Brexit process is underway and Network For Europe is working to respond to the loss of EU funds and ensure that the VCSE voice is heard.

We are in a period of transition following the Brexit vote in March and the UK is entering up to 2 years of negotiations on what our future relationship with the EU will be. Brexit will mean the loss of European funding in the form that the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) have known it over the past few decades.

Network for Europe working with partners in the VCSE sector across the North of England to respond to the loss of these funds:

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“Of course, EU funding is about money, but it’s also about the way the money is spent and what it is spent on.  EU funding promotes innovative projects, based on partnerships which support inclusion, gender equality, and protection of the environment.

It’s important that we lobby and campaign, not just to make sure the EU cash is replaced, but to protect the kind of projects that have previously been supported by EU funds.

– Andy Churchill, CEO, Network for Europe

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Over the coming months, Network For Europe will be:

  • disseminating up to date informationon the current progress with the Brexit negotiations and relevance for the VCSE Sector
  • working with other partners in the sector to assess the impact of the loss of funds, and develop prioritiesfor the future of funds to replace the European funds being lost


Have your say

Network For Europe are collating thoughts, concerns and ideas about how the loss of EU funds will affect organisations and individuals in the sector. Please let them know your views.

You can contact Andy Churchill on andy.churchill@networkforeurope.eu or John Hacking on john.hacking@networkforeurope.eu .


What Next?

Selnet and Network For Europe will be hosting a further briefing in November which will be advertised in due course. We hope to see you there!


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Building Better Opportunities 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?

 

Selnet’s Role

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)

 

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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:

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

 

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

Further info:

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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Business Accommodation


Business & Legal Services


Childcare


Community Support & Centres


Community Transport


Creative, Media & IT


Design & Print


Employability, Education & Training


Enterprise Support


Environmental & Recycling


Financial Services


Health & Social Care


Horticulture


Housing Associations


Retail & Manufacturing