Folkestone Enterprising Opportunities

**THIS PROJECT HAS NOW COME TO A CLOSE ** If you would like to explore other business support available, please email

Social Enterprise Kent CIC are proud to be working in partnership with The Folkestone Community Works Programme, managed by Folkestone & Hythe District Council, to deliver and part fund the Enterprising Opportunities Project within the Folkestone Community Led Local Development area (CLLD). The programme is part-funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund 2014-20

Enterprising Opportunities works with established businesses including start-ups, sole traders and the self-employed within the Folkestone CLLD area. In addition it supports residents who are considering starting a business or becoming self-employed.

The Enterprising Opportunities project aims to:

  • Support existing small and medium businesses to improve their governance, HR, apply for funding, access crowdfunding, marketing, business planning or a wide range of other functions in order to become more confident and profitable
  • Support the creation of social enterprises: as a social enterprise we have years of experience in running social enterprises. We can help you explore the benefits of being a social enterprise and assist you to navigate the governance issues.
  • Assist potential entrepreneurs: this is for residents who have an idea to start a business or want to become self-employed but need guidance on how to move the idea into reality. The support can assist you to understand what is required to set-up and run a business such as tax, governance, marketing, business planning, so you feel more confident to move forward.

This support is through 1-2-1 and workshops.

The Enterprising Opportunities project funders: