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Social enterprise support

Terry has a wealth of experience setting up projects that support the establishment of social and community enterprises. As a manager in the Scarman Trust has was part of a team that set up both Unltd (a charity supporting individual social entrepreneurs) and the Adventure Capital Fund (which invests significant sums into social enterprises), local Welsh examples include:

Coalfields Social Enterprise Support Scheme

Working in partnership with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Community Enterprise Wales I set up and managed a comprehensive support and development package for social enterprises in former Coalfield areas of S Wales.

It was based on schemes we'd help set up in England (Unltd and the Adventure Capital Fund) and provided development support through a small team, grants (from £2k to £60k) and specialist technical support/consultancy, drawing on a pool of contracted consultants to new, emerging and existing social enterprises in the former S Wales Coalfields. It distributed over £1m in grants using Objective One and CRT funds

Social Enterprise Cardiff

The former WDA (and later WG) funded a samll scale experiment in taking an innovative, long term hand-holding approach to sourcing new social enterprises in Cardiff. I project managed this over a 5 year period.

Competitiveness Intervention

I worked closely with the Wales Cooperative Centre to source funds from both ERDF and Welsh Government to construct a social enterprise support scheme for European Competitiveness areas of Walesm managed by the WCC.