iSE opens second FUSE new-starts programme to meet high demand

Following exceptionally high demand for registration, social enterprise development organisation iSE has reopened its FUSE start-up programme to new applications for an additional July programme.

If you have an emerging social enterprise idea with potential to create social impact and would benefit from six months of support email Elizabeth Forrester for an application form or go to the iSE website.

Deadline for applications: 20th July, programme commences 29th July.

For health and well-being-led social enterprise ideas this programme is fully-funded by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN). For other non-health social enterprises a £50 contribution towards costs is required. The programme covers:

  • Monthly masterclasses covering key elements of start-up coaching.
  • Mentoring.
  • Peer support.
  • Access to opportunities, developing sector connections and networks.


Applicants will need to prove they have the makings of a sustainable social enterprise including income generation through trading rather than relying on grant funding. The programme is open to individuals and groups in the West Midlands.

For more information.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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