Leicestershire County Council is working with CASE (Co-operative & Social Enterprise Development Agency) and the Community Foundation to support the development of social enterprises in the county.
We can give grants of up to £3,000 to help social enterprises in Leicestershire to grow and develop or up to £1,000 for start-up costs.
The fund is an opportunity for organisations to look at their development, capacity and growth. The fund is not intended to support one-off project work or ongoing charitable activities.
To be successful applicants will need to demonstrate how the planned activity will help them establish themselves as a social enterprise, or expand their capacity and ability to deliver – as well as achieving long-term sustainability. Organisations should ask themselves what it is that they need to implement, research, or achieve to make themselves more sustainable.
Please read the following information carefully:
Before submitting an application all applicants are required to discuss their proposals with a business advisor at CASE. Tel: 0116 222 5010 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered for funding.
The round 10 application deadline to speak with CASE is 8th December 2015.
The round 10 application to submit to the Community Foundation is 21st December 2015. Please submit via email to email@example.com on or before this date in order to be considered.
The panel meeting is scheduled to take place on 13th January 2016. Please do not call us on this day – we will be in touch to advise on the outcome as soon as possible after this date.
To find out more and to download a copy of the application form and guidance notes please visit the Community Foundation website