Book your place at the Wigan Borough Social Enterprise Network


We had planned for the next event to be in December, and ideally an in-person event.  Sadly, due to current Covid restrictions, it was felt we should postpone and rearrange for January 2022.

The date of the next Wigan Borough Social Enterprise Network event is now 

Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 

Armed Forces HQ, Molyneux House, Scholes, Wigan

12 noon until 2pm

Laura from the Armed Forces HQ has been kind enough to be our Chair for this meeting

Lunch will be provided. 

To register, and also for Catering purposes, please could you register at your earliest convenience, via the Eventbrite link below.

We have also included below, some info on the newly launched Social Enterprise Fund from SSE.

Social Enterprise Support Fund

Details as follows:

The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides grant financial support to help social enterprises rebuild from Covid-19.

Eligible organisations can apply for grants from £10,000 to £100,000. Most grants will be between £10k-£50k. 

For all the details, eligibility criteria and to apply, please follow this link

We recommend you read through the full details on the website, but looking at some of the key eligibility criteria, you need to be:

  • At least one year old
  • An incorporated social purpose organisation with an asset lock
  • Annual income between £20,000 and £1.8 million

The funding can be used for:

Helping you get your social enterprise back on track

This might be the costs of getting trading back up and running, supporting outreach and marketing, supporting your costs while your business gets back to full strength, developing new markets and services etc.

Helping you work with communities that are recovering

This might be work related to supporting communities that have been hard hit by COVID-19, for example, supporting people to get back to work, helping marginalised children catch up with education, supporting families who have been bereaved, providing services for people affected by long COVID etc.

The funding is being released in two rounds. Applications should be made through their funding portal. The portal is open on the following dates:

Round 1: 1pm on Thursday 25th November 2021 to 1pm on Tuesday 21st December 2021
Round 2: 1pm on Monday 28th February 2022 to 1pm on Thursday 24th March 2022

Link to funding portal