Starting a social enterprise

Support for social enterprises in Northern Ireland

As well as the mainstream support available to all business start-ups there are some initiatives and organisations designed for social entrepreneurs:

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have produced a helpful e-learning course to help social enterprises get to grips with taxes when starting up - see tax help for social enterprises.

Crowdfunding for social enterprises

The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) has published crowdfunding guidance specifically for charities, community groups and social entrepreneurs. It provides further information on the different types of crowdfunding, statistics, challenges and key considerations. Download NESTA's crowdfunding for good causes guidance (PDF, 2.16MB).