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 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.

This year we will give Selnet membership a whole new energy. It is our intention to invest our last two years’ trading surplus into a greatly improved and more meaningful membership for you, by employing a Membership Lead to focus on your needs and helping us to meet them. 

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.


Application Process

Our membership application process is simple: 

  • Read and agree to Selnet’s Member Agreement
  • Download an  Application Form  (also avilable in PDF format)
  • Fill it in and return it to our Network Coordinator by emailing or by post to Selnet Membership, Unit F28, PTMC, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 8UQ
  • 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


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.

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!


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