The Enterprise Development Programme is a five-year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. It is managed by a coalition of partners, including multiple infrastructure bodies (sector leads) and Social Investment Business as a strategic grant partner.

Support from the programme enables organisations to grow financial resilience and impact by providing a mixture of grant and learning support to help get enterprise ideas off the ground. Income from trading is vitally important to organisations. It generates unrestricted funding that can cover core costs and provides greater financial freedom and flexibility.

If accepted onto the programme, participating organisations work collaboratively with sector leads – the Association of Mental Health Providers, the Centre for Youth ImpactEqually OursGroundworkHomeless Link and the Ubele Initiative – throughout the programme journey to best identify support needs (both learning and grants).

Organisations within the mental health sector are now invited to apply for the Enterprise Development Programme and have until the 4th of October to submit their application.

Application details

The window of applications for the mental health sector is currently open and will close on 4th October 2021.

You can find more information about the programme, including details on how to apply, by visiting the Enterprise Development Programme website.

You can contact the Mental Health Enterprise Development Manager to hear more about the programme: Greg Woolley –

If you’d like to talk it through, you can contact our Senior Development Manager, Jo Simpson –


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