The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year, £40m programme funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The initiative provides a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England to make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones. The aim of the programme is to help organisations become more financially resilient and better able to maintain or create additional social impact.Enterprise Grants
Delivered by Social Investment Business, this programme supports charities and social enterprises in England, working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income so that they can become more financially resilient.Under the fund, development grants of up to £50,000 are available for eligible organisations looking to develop or scale an enterprise proposition. There are also feasibility grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to help organisations test the feasibility of a new enterprise proposition. An enterprise proposition could include any income-generating trading activity, such as selling goods and services or renting building space.


Aleron has deep expertise in partnering with charities and social enterprises to help them diversify and grow, and we can support organisations who are interested in the Enterprise Development Programme. If you are interested in speaking more about how Aleron can assist you in developing your application and shaping your enterprise proposition, please get in touch today.

You can also find information on the programme here