SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WSCC Social Enterprise Fund 2013-14 Barbara BeatonSocial Enterprise Advisor ILM Level 5 Diploma in Social Enterprise Support - WSSEN Ana Fajardo Development Manager, Economic Development - WSCC A few useful things to know
Definition ‘A social enterprise is a BUSINESSwith PRIMARILY SOCIAL OBJECTIVESwhose surpluses are PRINCIPALLY REINVESTED for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners' (DTI, 2002).
What does Social Enterprise look like? Many different shapes, sizes and sectors Socialgoalsand objectives A business selling products or services Principle activity focusses on “trade” Aligningsocial and commercial objectives Profitsandsurpluses reinvested Assetsheldfor the benefit of the community
Mid Sussex Wood Recycling Project www.midsussexwoodrecycling.btck.co.uk
Blueprint 22 www.blueprint22.org.uk
Finance and Social Enterprise Money Trading Income Loans Equity Grants In Kind Voluntary Contribution Benefits in kind equipment Corporate
Why Social Enterprise? Trading creates unrestricted income Freedom from fundraising? The social enterprise brand Fits with policy objectives Innovative and responsive to need A sustainable funding model? Business linking with community and stakeholders
Support with:Business Planning;Managing aspirations;Providing ideas;Networking; Events; Lobbying West Sussex Social Enterprise Network (WSSEN) 1-2-1 support from qualified Social Enterprise Advisor Specialist training and workshops Thematic events Opportunities to network Study visits Bulletin Website www.wssen.org.uk
Support available from the Council for Voluntary Services (CVS)Arun & Chichester, Adur, Horsham, East Grinstead, Mid Sussex, Crawley, Worthing Confidential conversation around your proposal; insight gathering and ‘horizon scanning’ Knowledge of existing projects, groups and organisations and policies affecting your idea Guidance on sourcing funding and gathering evidence and making applications Links to; networks, other organisations, potential partners, experience etc.
SEF Guidelines Up to £300,000 available this financial year!
Work This Way Previous Projects Ferring County Centre Blueprint 22 The Arc Hubs West Sussex Credit Union Worthing CVS Graffham Village Shop Association
SEF DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST 2013 at 5pm
SEF GUIDELINES What this fund is for: Start up or grow Income generation Benefits to the community and the environment (social objectives at the core) To be delivered in West Sussex
SEF GUIDELINES Who can bid for this fund? Social Enterprises Voluntary and Community organisations Private sector Individuals
SEF GUIDELINES What the fund is NOTfor: Current activities or projects Retrospective activity Feasibility studies If it duplicates If it discriminates If you are not legally compliant
SEF GUIDELINES Selection process:
SEF GUIDELINES Timeline:
SEF APPLICATION FORM READ THE GUIDELINES Make sure you and your proposal are ELIGIBLE Make sure you have filled in theAPPLICATION FORMand FINANCIAL SPREADSHEET Submit the Application Form and Financial Spreadsheet by the deadline - 21st AUGUST 2013 FILL IN ALL THE SECTIONS- we will not ask you twice Use the CHECKLISTat the end of the Application Form Stick to the number of words Ensure you have SIGNEDthe forms
SEF APPLICATION FORM A clearand concisebusiness proposal with social objectives Setting out what, who, how, why, andwhen- well explained-answer the Qs Your UniqueSellingPoint Clearpicture of the finances - short and longer term
SEF APPLICATION FORM Linkage to WSCC performance framework Identification of the social impact and how this will be evidenced Legal and regulatory formalities
SEF APPLICATION FORM Remember: THIS IS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS
Further support for your proposal WSSEN: Social enterprise advisor You local CVS Send queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org Info and contacts: www.wssen.org.uk
CONTACTS Barbara Beaton, SEA, WSSEN Barbara.email@example.com 01424 893698 / 07889 888804 Ana Fajardo, WSCC Social.firstname.lastname@example.org Your can also contact your local CVS: Adur Voluntary Action: 01903 854980 email@example.com Crawley CVS: 01293 657000 firstname.lastname@example.org East Grinstead CVS: 01342 328080 email@example.com Horsham CVS: 01403 255277 firstname.lastname@example.org Mid Sussex South CVS: 01444 258102 email@example.com Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester: 01243 840305 firstname.lastname@example.org Worthing CVS: 01903 528620 email@example.com