Wear Together Initiative

Wear Together provides social entrepreneurs in Sunderland with access to business support and grants assisting them with start, development, and growth of social businesses.

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This scheme is provided by North East BIC

North East BIC
    www.ne-bic.co.uk

    Wear Together provides social entrepreneurs in Sunderland with access to business support and grants assisting them with start, development, and growth of social businesses.  

    The programme helps individuals to explore their social enterprise ideas through the development of business plans / Business Model Canvas and financial forecasting as well as exploring legal structures and funding opportunities.

    The programme supports established/post start social businesses to increase their sustainability, develop new products and services, create jobs, and grow their businesses and inevitably their social impact in Sunderland.

    To do this, social businesses are supported with a wide range of advice including:

    • business planning
    • financial forecasting
    • marketing planning
    • legal and governance reviews
    • investment readiness

    Support will be offered 1:1, small groups or through workshop programmes.

    Wear Together brings the sector together through the Connect for Good network and encourages peer to per support mentoring and ideas exchange helping to develop sector resilience and collaboration.

    The project also offers small grants. This pot supports startups (under 12 months old) with grants of £1500 to help them to create jobs, take their products/services to market and grow their market presence. This pot also supports established social enterprises (aged 12 months plus) with funding up to £5000 to create jobs or develop a new product/service.  The first round of grants will launch on the 6 February.
     


    Talk to one of our team who will help you connect to the support you need to grow and develop your business.

    if your local authority isn't listed above, you can view details of how to get in touch with your local Growth Hub