Devon Communities Together (DCT) is delivering a new project to support social enterprise network development across Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset.
DCT is working in partnership with Devon County Council and social enterprise networks across the HoTSW LEP area:
• Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN)
• Essence of Exeter CIC Social Enterprise Network
• Local Spark: Torbay, supported by Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT)
• Community Council of Somerset (Smart Communities Ltd)
We are developing an online database with a map and directory showing the array of goods and services available locally from social enterprises across Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset.
Sixteen local events will be produced to support the social enterprise sector to strengthen financial planning, develop and launch products, secure new business and investigate digital solutions for future growth.
The Enhance Social Enterprise Network will be launching in November 2019 with a dedicated website and series of events. In the meantime, to register your interest, join the network or keep up to date with our upcoming events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme is receiving up to £1,053,610 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union, ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/england-2014-to-2020-european-structural-and-investment-funds