West Sussex Social Enterprise Network

Find out about the West Sussex Social Enterprise Network (WSSEN).

The term 'social enterprise' is used to describe a business model where profit is reinvested, principally to fulfil 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
  • community enterprises.

If you are running a social enterprise, would like to set one up, or would just like to know more, we have provided some useful information below.

Coast to Capital

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is funding a series of loan and equity schemes called the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator Fund. The Escalator supports business growth and job creation.

  • Coast to Capital Expansion Loan Scheme

Coast to Capital LEP is also seeking projects that have been stalled, due to lack of investment, to come forward.

The Growing Places Investment Fund is available to both the public and private sector for projects that will be ready to implement in the short-term and will create or unlock job creation.