Social Enterprise Boost Durham

Funded by UK Government

Make a difference

County Durham is full of vibrant communities, passionate people, and enduring traditions. Have you spotted a challenge amongst your community that you’d like to tackle head on?

With the Social Enterprise Boost Durham project we can help you with FREE business support and funding to start you on your journey for change in your community.

The Social Enterprise Boost Durham project delivered by the North East BIC is here to help you make real social change. Ever thought about starting your own business with purpose.

Anth McDermott, Social Boost Adviser
Social Enterprise Workshop

1-2-1 advice

Advice and coaching with expert
social enterprise advisers.

Small Grants

Next round of applications Spring 2024. Watch this space!


Practical skills in business planning, social media, and much more.

Make change

Do you have a project that will make meaningful change in Durham but are unsure where to start? Have you already started your journey to help others but need a little more support?

Our dedicated team are here to help you navigate the business landscape with everything from funding and financial advice to expert coaching with marketing, business planning, small grants, and much more.

And because we help people like you every day, we know all about your passion to make a positive difference in the world. So whether you’re just starting out with an idea or you’ve already developed a business plan, we’re with you at every step, helping you to make the difference you dream of across County Durham.


Whether you’re an established social enterprise, you’re about to launch, or you’re still in the planning phase, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking to work with individuals and community groups with an idea for a social enterprise, or established social enterprises under five years old across County Durham.


Join one or more of our workshops to kickstart your social enterprise.

Get in touch

Request an expression of interest form today…

Upcoming workshops