We are a Charity that acts as a Community Anchor & deliver Scale Up support, guidance and advice to people both within the Abram Ward area and across the Wigan Borough.
We support and advise organisations on how to deliver community projects, develop their own Social Enterprise or Community Business that helps their local area to build community wealth, improve their health and wellbeing and to keep money in the local area.
We aim to showcase how communities can be grown ‘from the bottom up’ by working in partnership with Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, to achieve our vision.
We provide Education and Training to people of all ages to promote the opportunities to establish your own Social Enterprise, plus have developed an ecommerce sales platform for Social Enterprises in the Wigan Borough.
We also run a Social Enterprise Network, gathering feedback to help grow the sector in Wigan Borough
We are funded via the Power to Change Empowering Places programme until 2022. The programme is focusing on enabling Abram Ward to be a catalyst for growth and test ideas, ideas that can then be adopted Boroughwide. We also offer Seed Funds to SE's based in Abram Ward
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Type(s) of support we provide:
Community/stakeholder engagement, Enterprise/business development and strategy, Marketing, campaigns, networking and communication, Mentoring/peer mentoring and coaching, Monitoring, evaluation and social impact management, Research, Training/learning, Work space
Support is provided:
through a funded programme of support, on a paid-for basis