Other places to look for support

At the School for Social Entrepreneurs we help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. But we don’t just offer learning programmes and short courses. We’re always happy to signpost you to other useful organisations to help you grow your impact project further. This page does exactly that! Here you’ll find other organisations that offer support programmes, social investment and advice.

Social enterprise support organisations in UK:

  • Acumen Academy – unleashing a new generation of social innovators and leaders ready to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world
  • Ashoka – supports the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and mobilises a global community to build an Everyone a Changemaker world
  • Bethnal Green Ventures – Europe’s leading early-stage tech for good VC
  • Expert Impact – supporting social entrepreneurs to scale, with introductions, mentoring and advice through the Human Lending Library
  • Skoll Centre – a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning community of academics, practitioners and students from around the world
  • Business in the Community – enabling social enterprises through independent accreditation
  • Social Enterprise UK – the leading global authority on social enterprise, and biggest network of social enterprises in the UK
  • UnLtd – finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs that are changing our society for the better
  • Many high street banks are now also operating social enterprise programmes

Some UK social investment organisations:

  • Big Issue Invest – the UK’s first ‘social merchant bank’
  • Big Society Capital – the leading social impact-led investor, restless for change
  • Bridges Fund Management – a specialist private markets investor
  • CAF Bank – provides simple and straightforward day-to-day banking, designed exclusively for charities
  • ClearlySo – Europe’s leading impact investment bank
  • Good Finance – helping charities and social enterprise navigate the world of social investment

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Responsible business and social innovation more broadly:

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