We believe that social enterprise can transform lives and change the world. If you are trading for a social or environmental purpose, we can support you to start up, develop, connect and grow.
Selnet is the recognised lead for social enterprise in Lancashire. We help Lancashire’s social entrepreneurs achieve ambitions, respond to challenges, tackle inequalities and empower local communities.
We are a social enterprise, run by our members to meet the needs of our members. We represent Lancashire’s social business interests at national, regional and local levels through our wide network of stakeholders and partners. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Selnet’s network membership fees are on hold; to keep you connected, promoted and supported during this challenging time, we are covering costs from our reserves for existing and new members until at least January 2021.
We are here to help you through this crisis; whether you need to talk through a problem or idea, develop a funding bid or partnership proposal, work through cash flow issues – let us know the specific challenges you’re facing, or the help you need. All the Selnet team are set up with remote connections and are working from home. The office phone 01772 200690 is operational between 10am and 4pm; please ring, video call or email us.
As a member of Selnet you will join like-minded business people to share ideas, network, grow and develop, find local connections and help open your business up to new markets. Through our communications channels, you will receive up to date sector news, funding information, events and training updates and have a platform to promote your business.
Our membership application process is simple:
- Read and agree to Selnet’s Member Agreement
- Download an Application Form (also available in PDF format)
- Fill it in and return it to our Network Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Selnet Membership, Brentwood House, Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire. PR2 8PS
- Our Network Coordinator will contact you to complete your application and help you access the benefits of being a Selnet member:
Benefits of Selnet membership
Full member: £48 to £240 p/a (inc VAT)
Open to existing and emerging social enterprises resident or trading in Lancashire. A social enterprise will have an enterprise orientation, social aims and social ownership.
Associate: £36 p/a (inc VAT)
Associate members can be voluntary, community and faith organisation that have an interest in supporting Selnet’s aims. It is also open to Social Enterprises from outside Lancashire.
Supporters: £120 p/a (inc VAT)
Open to any private or public sector organisation with an interest in social enterprise, must also share the aims of Selnet.
Associate and Supporter membership does not carry voting rights, but is designed to enable individuals with an interest in social enterprise to engage with the Selnet networks.
Trial membership: Free for ONE year
Open to any organisation or individual who supports Selnet’s aims. Trial membership offers limited services.
We look forward to hearing from you!