Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter Action plan
The survey has been used to inform the DSEQ action plan. This marks an exciting new approach to social enterprise development not just in Digbeth but in Birmingham.
Over the next three years, the DSEQ plan will prioritise activities that will have a real impact. Priorities include:
» Helping SEs in Digbeth access the HS2 supply chain.
» Creating training and employment opportunities for local people in social enterprises.
» Promoting Digbeth as the Social Enterprise Quarter of Birmingham, developing its membership offer and continuing to research and plan development over the next three years.
» Providing access to premises, hot-desking and meeting rooms.
» Improving the visual appearance of Digbeth, including identifying a high profile clean-up or environmental campaign which can unite the local community.
» Business support to address issues of growth for SEs and the provision of start-up support.
» Access to resources, including sponsorship deals, EU funds, special project resources.
» Partnership development, including targeted work with local Housing Associations, schools and local businesses, and continued work with Birmingham City Council officers to ensure that the DSEQ is embedded in BCC policy, strategy and priorities.