Social Enterprise

Association of Charity Officers The Association is the national umbrella body for benevolent charities (i.e. charities that provide aid and advice to individuals in need). Any charity helping individuals can join the Association. The Association offers support services to its members. It also provides a Helpline service for those looking for charitable assistance. 

Charity Commission Provides a comprehensive register of information about every registered charity in England and Wales. 

Community Economic Development (CED) programme is an initiative designed for local community groups and organisations in England who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local communities.

Community Finance Partnerships (CFPs) span the boundaries between the public, private and voluntary and social enterprise sectors to use finance for social impact. CFPs are designed to bring community and economic benefits to an underserved area by providing, in one place and at one time, a full range of financial advice and support.

Community Foundation Network The Community Foundation Network represents the community foundation movement in the UK. Community foundations are charities located across the UK dedicated to strengthening local communities, creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion. 

Co-operatives UK This national body campaigns to develop and unite co-operative enterprises; promoting the co-operative alternative across many sectors of the economy from high street consumer-owned co-operatives to pubs and football clubs, healthcare to agriculture, credit unions to community owned shops. 

Locality Nationwide network of settlements,development trusts,social action centres and community enterprises. 

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action NAVCA is the national voice of local voluntary and community sector infrastructure in England.This charity champions and strengthens voluntary and community action by supporting it's members in their work with over 160,000 local charities and community groups. 

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) champions and strengthens volunteering and civil society, with over 11,000 members, from the largest charities to the smallest community organisations in order to help voluntary organisations and volunteers make the biggest difference they can. 

School for Social Entrepreneurs Supports individuals to set up new charities, social enterprises and social businesses across the UK.  

Social Enterprise Coalition The Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) is the UK's national body for social enterprise. 

Social Enterprise Mark Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the UK certification authority for social enterprise. The Social Enterprise Mark independently proves when a business or organisation puts profits towards social or environmental good. The Social Enterprise Gold Mark is the route to social enterprise excellence. 

Social Enterprise UK is the national body for social enterprise - business with a social or environmental mission.Their mission is to run effective campaigns for its members and to lobby on the sector's behalf,to carry out robust and respected research to help paint a picture of the UK's social enterprise movement, to build networks between social enterprises and to raise the profile of people and social enterprises in the sector. 

Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond. 

Social Firms England is the national membership and support organisation for the development of the Social Firm sector. 

Social Investment Forum is the national forum for social investment and finance intermediaries (SIFIs). Working together as a network of SIFIs, the aim of the Forum is to co-ordinate policy and practical work to improve the way the social investment market works for all concerned.   

Youth Opportunity Funding (YOF) is money for young people to use on activities and projects that are of benefit to them and their local community.