Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise Kent has more than ten years’ experience as a social enterprise. We’ve experienced the highs and lows with the changes in the macro-environment which puts us in a strong position to support you.

Over the years we’ve won bids to deliver social enterprise support, namely RISE, ECCE and STAMP. These have been in the form a specialist social entrepreneurship training, helping people people gain or regain employment, to developing a framework. Our efforts have enabled people like you to make an even more significant impact and we’re super proud. You can read our Success Stories.

As a social enterprise, it is important to us that we support other social enterprises. So, if you run a voluntary, charity or social enterprise, you may be eligible for free business support. Take a look at the project below.

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Business Support

Often when social entrepreneurs want to start their very own social enterprise as a charity or community interest company, it’s difficult to get the right support and information along the journey to social impact.

Social Enterprise Kent has teamed up with South East Business Boost and Kent and Medway Growth Hub to provide 12-hours of free one-to-one support to individuals running their registered social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Funders


The STAMP Programme was an initiative funded by Kent County Council, Public Health and the Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups to support the development of a network of sustainable Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations with the resources to continue to deliver outstanding adult health and social care services. By accessing a series of high-quality local conferences, impactful training workshops and expert advice and coaching, frontline VCSE organisations will be able to lay the foundations for sustainable growth and development.

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Balancing needs of clients alongside those of commercial enterprise could cause problems for organisations with a social purpose. This is a challenge but it also creates a niche market for growth. Many NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) have potential to become quality providers of jobs, supporting by the emergence of enterprise. Some of the world’s best and most successful entrepreneurs have been excluded members of society in their personal past. Using their natural entrepreneurship “street-wise” skills are used to overcome poverty and disadvantage. Many have had no entry-level qualifications that would have allowed them to access HE.

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