Social Enterprise in West Sussex
The term 'social enterprise' is used to describe a business
model where profit is reinvested principally to fulfill social
objectives or to grow the business, rather than maximise profit for
shareholders and owners.
Examples of social enterprises include some cooperatives and staff
mutuals, social firms, community interest companies, some companies
limited by guarantee or shares and community enterprises.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is leading a network of
organisations which provide countywide infrastructure support for
social enterprises. We focus our efforts both on start ups and on
existing social enterprises that wish to grow, as well as promoting
and raising the profile of social enterprise and providing access
to support, advice and information.
If you'd like to learn more about social enterprise or the
opportunities for support and information available, please visit
Sussex Social Enterprise Network (WSSEN) website.
Social Enterprise Fund
The Social Enterprise Fund was established in 2011/12 as one of
a number of initiatives to support the social enterprise sector in
West Sussex and to promote social enterprise throughout the county.
For details on the projects funded for the year
2012-13 please see the supporting document below.
The West Sussex County Council Social Enterprise Fund for
2013-2014 closed on the 21 August 2013. The decision for this
fund was announced in November 2013. Those awarded funding
- 4SIGHT (West Sussex Association for the
- Adur Furniture Network Limited
- Birdham Nursery School
- Breathing Spaces
- Broadfield Nursery CIC
- Community Oil Recycling Project (CORP)
- Dizzy (Retail) CIC
- Heene Community Association
- Jigsaw (South East) Limited
- Sail Boat Project CIC
- Sussex Central YMCA
- Sussex Children and Families of Prisoners
- Tuppenny Barn Education Limited
For queries on Social Enterprise or the Social Enterprise Fund
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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