Society Community Enterprise in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Society Community Enterprise

Big Society Awards

Set up by the Prime Minister in November 2010, and with twelve award winners each quarter. Includes details of past winners and information on how to nominate an organisation. thebigsociety

CEiS - Community Enterprise In Scotland

Provides business support services and finance solutions for social and community enterprises; describes their programmes and projects, with case studies and contacts. CeisGerry

Centric Community Projects

Offers free workspace to charities, non profit organizations and community groups in empty commercial buildings in the UK. Centric_Project

Cittaslow UK

A version of the "slow movement" which aims to improve community life in towns around the UK. cittaslowuk

Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT)

An independent regeneration organisation established to improve the quality of life in Britain’s coalfield communities. Describes their programmes and grants to community groups, with news and contacts. coalfieldsregen/

Community Development Finance Association

A trade association for institutions that provide capital and support to create wealth in disadvantaged communities or under-served markets; includes a guide to the sector, with resources, news, events, contacts, and a careers guide.

Community Energy

A guide aimed at local groups who are interested in setting up a community energy project.

The Community Foundation in Wales

Dedicated to strengthening local communities by linking donors to local needs across Wales; provides advice for donors and grant applicants, with news, resources, and contacts.

Community Matters Yorkshire

Provides support to not for profit organisations across the UK

Community Transport Association UK

Promotes the role of community and voluntary transport for enabling social inclusion and access across the UK. Provides a guide to their training, support, policies, a resource library, and directory of suppliers to the sector.

Denis Law Legacy Trust

A registered charity that operates and delivers a number of ‘free to access’ programmes and positive destination activities that enable young people to take part in and gain access to sport and other creative activities within their local communities.

Food Cycle

Empowers local communities to set up groups of volunteers to collect surplus produce locally and prepare nutritious meals in unused professional kitchen spaces, which can then be served to needy community members.


A national network for community-led organisations working for social change; includes a directory of members and information about their programmes and activities. localitynews

Meanwhile Space

Promotes the temporary use of empty retail buildings and commercial spaces for social enterprise purposes. Includes news, community features and forum.

Participatory Budget Unit

Supports public sector and community groups in developing participatory budgeting processes in their local areas within the UK.

Power to Change

An independent charitable trust, set up in January 2015 with a £150 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, to support, develop and grow community business across England.

Prince's Foundation for Building Community

Charity teaching and empowering sustainable community development; backed by the Prince of Wales. princesfound

Pub is the Hub

Provides resources and support to pubs which want to be the centre of the local community.

The School of Life

Social enterprise in London which aims to offer good ideas for everyday living. theschooloflife

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)

The national lead body for community development formed to support and develop best practice. Provides details of programmes and projects, with contacts and news.

Social Finance Ltd

Works to devise financial structures and raise the capital for sustainable revenue and investment for charities and social enterprises; includes a guide to their social investment programmes and services, with contacts.

Social Investment Business

Provides loans, grants and strategic support to charities and social enterprises to help them improve people’s lives. ?.

Striding Out

Community Interest Company which offers a wide range of programmes and training designed to help people from all backgrounds develop their skills and leadership.

Your Square Mile

Portal which makes it easy for people to find out about community enterprises in their area.

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