24th Apr 2023

Enterprise Development Programme is currently closed to new applications

Please note that that the Enterprise Development Programme is currently closed for new applications. Please check back for further updates.

26th May 2022

Youth EDP Stories: Young Somerset

EDP Grantee Young Somerset Talented young people in Somerset given opportunity to shine with an enterprising organisation that’s going from strength to strength. When thinking of Taunton; history, its castle and county cricket might spring to mind, but… Read more »

8th Apr 2022

Environment EDP Stories: Forest of Hearts

EDP Grantee Forest of Hearts About: Forest of Hearts is a registered charity which creates ‘gardens for good’ to improve wellbeing, boost biodiversity and enhance employability. They are based in Stratford- Upon-Avon with different sites across Warwick… Read more »

25th May 2021

Groundwork joins the Enterprise Development Programme as Environment Sector Partner

The Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) is expanding. Community charity, Groundwork is joining the partnership to support charities and social enterprises operating in the environment sector.  The EDP is developed and funded by Access – The Fou… Read more »

5th May 2021

The Ubele Initiative join the Enterprise Development Programme as Black and Minoritised Communities Sector Partner

Two black women stand in front of a market stall for the social enterprise Breadline London - which aims to support families to raise themselves out of the cycle of poverty through financial education, training, practical workshops, and business opportunities.

The Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) is expanding to be able to support charities and social enterprises operating in the Black and Minoritised Communities sector. The EDP is led by a partnership of national infrastructure bodies seeking to suppo… Read more »

16th Mar 2021

Enterprise Development Programme supports social enterprise to gain accreditation

Originally published via Social Enterprise Mark on 12/3/21.Second Shot Coffee, a social enterprise that trains, employs, and supports people affected by homelessness, has met recognised standards of good practice to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mar… Read more »

22nd Feb 2021

Resources from Enterprise training partner The School For Social Entrepreneurs

Unrealistically clean soup kitchen full of models

The School for Social Entepreneurs is an Enterprise learning partner, and has been involved with EDP since the pilot programme. Below are several links to blogs, case studies and articles involving EDP case studies:HOMELESSNESS Three ideas: How homeles… Read more »

12th Jan 2021

Barons Court Project – a peek inside their experience within the Enterprise Development Programme

Barons Court Project is a day centre in Hammersmith and Fulham for people who are homeless and/or living with mental health conditions. Our funding has largely been reliant on contributions from Trusts and Foundations, along with some local authority g… Read more »

10th Nov 2020

“I feel that the Enterprise Development Programme will have a lasting legacy on our charity long after the course has finished”

Paper Cup Project has been running for over four years, and we registered as a charity almost 18 months ago. We are a volunteer led charity, and we offer food, drink, clothing, toiletries and most importantly, support and signposting to rough sleepers… Read more »

27th Apr 2020

COVID-19 Resources for EDP Grantees

Originally published via Social Investment Business This page covers all the areas for which customers can access support from the government and the wider sector in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information on the measures detailed… Read more »

7th Apr 2020

COVID-19: Update for Grantees

The Enterprise Development Programme partnership has been considering how best to continue the programme in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We recognise that this is an extremely difficult time for charities and social enterprises, and we have therefor… Read more »

6th Mar 2020

Voluntary Action Leicester Conference: 12 May (Postponed due to COVID-19)

Photo by The Climate Reality Project on Unsplash We regret to announce that we are postponing the Enterprise Development Conference on 12 May due to COVID-19. This is due to government advice and suggested control measures regarding COVI… Read more »

13th Feb 2020

The Enterprise Development Programme returns: what’s different?

teens at a youth club playing table tennis By Deborah Smart – Head of Grants at Social Investment BusinessOne year on from the pilot phase of the Enterprise Development Programme, Deborah Smart – Head of Grants at Social Investment Business – reflects… Read more »

22nd Jan 2020

Catching up with the Cohort: 18 months of the Enterprise Development Programme

“A few weeks into 2019, we got a call, and you could tell straight away that it was a ‘good news’ call – we had been successful in our application to the Enterprise Development Programme.” Camille De Groot – Director of Development at Streetwise Opera… Read more »

21st Jan 2020

The Enterprise Movement – a collaborative network of learning

By Murphy Hopkins-Hubbard (Enterprise Development Manager at Homeless Link) Over the last year Homeless Link has worked with and spoken to nearly 100 organisations developing social enterprises within the homelessness sector through our Enterprise Deve… Read more »

5th Feb 2019

Enterprise Development Grant awarded to North East Homeless charity

Unrealistically clean soup kitchen full of models

Homeless Link is delighted to announce that North East Homeless are among the first organisations awarded a grant through Social Investment Business within the Enterprise Development Programme.

19th Jan 2019

Enterprise Development Programme: Reflections from the youth sector

Lack of sustainable funding is one of the biggest challenges facing youth organisations across the UK. The new five-year, £40m Enterprise Development Programme with Access Foundation works to better support charities to think creatively, beco… Read more »