Join our Network

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 are recognised nationally as the lead for social enterprise in Lancashire. It is our role to bring Social Enterprise together, invest in the #buysocial movement, find opportunities for Lancashire’s Social Enterprises to work in partnership and collaborate. In doing this we help our local social entrepreneurs to achieve their 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 and represent Lancashire’s social business interests at national, regional, and local levels through our wide network of stakeholders and partners.

We are here to help you with your business, whether it be 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 and we will do all we can.

Just call Yvette Holden, Membership Lead Officer on 07958 432165 or email and she will be happy to speak to you.

Remember! – as a member of Selnet you will join like-minded businesspeople 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.


Application Process

Our membership application process is simple: 

  • Read and agree to Selnet’s Member Agreement
  • Download an Application Form(pdf) 
  • Fill it in and return it to our Membership Lead Officer by emailing or by post to Selnet Membership, Brentwood House,  Victoria Road,  Fulwood,  Preston,  Lancashire.  PR2 8PS
  • Our Membership Lead Officer will contact you to process your application and help you access the benefits of being a Selnet member:


Membership Options

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.


We look forward to working with you!