The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund

Access to Business is delighted to announce the launch of our new partnership.

SEBF WestMids

What is the Social Enterprise Boost Fund & What will it do

Access to Business is excited to announce that we are working with iSE to deliver The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund, to kick start and accelerate social enterprise activity in Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

The SEB Fund will run from March 2023 – March 2025 across County Durham, South Tyneside, Sunderland, Thanet, Sandwell and Wolverhampton. The Fund aims to grow and sustain the social enterprise sector in local areas and to share evidence on the impact of the Fund on social enterprises, and their impact on local areas. 

The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund will offer a range of grants and targeted business support to help new and existing social enterprises start up, scale up and grow, creating positive social and environmental impact.

How Can I Find Out More?

Join in on one of our online introduction sessions to find out more details about the project and the ways that we can support you.

To find out more about the project and the dates of upcoming information sessions, contact Rikesh via email:


What Our Clients Have to Say:

Are you Eligible for Support?

You are eligible to apply to the programme if:

You are a Wolverhampton or Sandwell resident that wants to start a social business that will trade in those areas.

You already run a social business trading in Wolverhampton or Sandwell that is less than five years old and has an annual turnover less than £250K.

Please contact us if you aren’t certain if you fit the criteria.

What Support is available?

For new social entrepreneurs, we will be running a series of FUSE Start Up courses in both areas over the next two years, along with CIC Start sessions to help you register your social business.

1 to 1 Business Support and networking will be provided throughout to accompany the formal programmes with support specific to your needs.

All recipients of business support will be able to apply for a range of grant funding, up to a maximum of £10K per grant. 

For more established social businesses we will be running a series of Social Enterprise MOT programmes to target areas of business knowledge such as Contract Readiness, Social Impact and Managing People. 

Do I have to be a CIC?

No, a wide range of social businesses will eligible for support, including but not limited to Community Interest Companies.

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Our Partners

Access to Business is the Wolverhampton based charity providing professional services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also offering accredited and non-accredited training courses and office services for local businesses.


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