14th February 2022

Maldon District Council is working in partnership with Social Enterprise East of England (SEEE) to deliver a brand-new Social Enterprise Accelerator Fund.

Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to social enterprises, community focussed organisations and social entrepreneurs to enhance the economic, social and cultural life in the Maldon District. These activities will develop a resilient social economy for the benefit of residents and local communities.

Ongoing support and advice will also be available from SEEE for organisations to work together in a local social enterprise network.

A Council Spokesperson said, “Our communities have been hit hard during the pandemic, but their resilience has shone through. This fund will support the growth of community focused enterprise and provide organisations with a catalyst to develop and grow further. By working with Social Enterprise East of England, we are drawing on recognised, industry expertise which will be invaluable.”

Debbie Lee, Managing Director, Social Enterprise East of England, said, ”SEEE is delighted to be partnering with Maldon District Council to deliver this accelerator programme for social enterprises. The funding recognises the exciting and innovative way social enterprises have responded to societal challenges caused by the pandemic and comes at a time when the demand for services the sector is providing has never been greater. This, together with the support we will be providing not just to those awarded the funding but to other social enterprises in the District, has the potential to really make a difference for local people.”

For further information on the new fund and how to apply, visit www.seee.co.uk/maldon.