As with any other business, setting up a social enterprise will often require substantial advice and support.

Social Enterprise UK has developed a range of publications including Start your social enterprise which will provide you with some information on the legal structure and streams of finance you may want to consider.

If you are in need of free business support and advice, please contact Inspire2Enterprise.

There are also two organisations we work with quite closely that do direct training and small grants for start-ups - The School for Social Entrepreneurs and UnLtd.