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Social Enterprise Assistance (SE-Assist)

SE-Assist Wales is an innovative social investment initiative. Supported by non-financial business advisory and mentoring support the initiative provides an essential source of community focused growth capital.

Administered by CAF Venturesome, Legal & General has provided fund capital for the programme which is also supported by Welsh Government, the Wales Co-operative Centre, Business in the Community and the Institute of Directors.

In regenerating the UK’s communities, social enterprises are a vital force, creating much needed job opportunities and a vibrant, diverse and inclusive local economy. Social enterprises often work in the most disadvantaged communities, brining social and significant economic benefits.

Social enterprises often struggle to access essential support for growth and expansion. At least one third are less than 3 years old, so there is an urgent need for early-stage finance and business advisory support.

SE-Assist works by combining 3 support mechanisms:

  • interest free loan capital
  • dedicated business mentoring
  • expert advisory services

Applications close on the 31 May 2017.

For more information visit the Wales SE-Assist website.

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