Social Enterprise Boost Fund: Invitation for Local Delivery Partners – GOV.UK

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Information about the Social Enterprise Boost Fund and how to apply to be a Local Delivery Partner.
Applications open: 08:30 Wednesday 30th November 2022
Applications close: 23:59 Wednesday 21st December 2022
Up to £4.1 million will be made available through the Social Enterprise Boost Fund (SEBF) to kick start and accelerate social enterprise activity in disadvantaged areas of England. This will be delivered through providing a combination of capacity building support and onward grant funding to local social entrepreneurs delivered in up to 6 local authority areas.
We will select up to 6 Local Delivery Partners (LDPs), which may be single organisations or consortia through fair and open competition. For each application, bidders can choose up to three local authority areas to work with, selected from 27 priority areas listed in the guidance.
The SEBF will commence from February 2023 and end by 31 March 2025.
Grants of up to £684,000 total cost per local authority area will be available for the delivery of this programme from February 2023 to March 2025, including:
up to £414,000 for delivery of the support package; and
up to £250,000 onward grant funding for local social entrepreneurs (plus a maximum of 8% of the onward grant funding total for admin costs)
The exact funding will be agreed with DCMS once the LDPs have been selected and will be subject to DCMS confirming satisfactory due diligence has been completed.
We welcome applications from organisations who can provide match funding, however, this is not a prerequisite for applicants.
The objectives of the SEBF are, by March 2025, to:
This grant competition is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations in the UK to apply for funding. The criteria are:
Enquiries should be directed to [email protected] by 23:59 on 9th December. We will respond directly to clarification questions up until this date.
DCMS will hold a virtual engagement session for clarification questions on 13th December. Please contact the Social Enterprise Team at [email protected] to request further information or to sign up for this event.
Shortly after this event we will update the page with responses to all written and oral (anonymised) clarifications.
The SEBF grant will be hosted on the Apply for a Grant service. You can apply by clicking on the button below:
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You’ll need to register before you can access the application form. Once registered you’ll be taken through to the application form for completion.
Please note that:
Successful applicants will be informed in January 2023. We expect the grant agreement will be finalised with the successful applicants in late January/early February 2023. Exact timing may vary. Programme delivery will take place from February 2023 – March 2025, with all spending to be completed within this time period.
Uploaded clarification points and application questions – 15/12/2022
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