The SFEDI group is focused on raising the quality of enterprising skills by identifying and delivering programmes of support for small and micro business communities. For details, visit sfedigroup.com


The Plunkett Foundation

The foundation supports groups, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run community businesses, providing bespoke practical advice, support, and training. They help create sustainable initiatives to improve and benefit communities. For more, visit plunkett.co.uk


Inspire2Enterprise (I2E)

I2E is a predominantly free service for anyone looking to start, run, finance, or partner with a social enterprise. Expert support includes guidance on how to start a social enterprise, business planning, cash flow and budgeting, and legal structures. For details, go to inspire2enterprise.org



Locality is the national membership network for community organisations, offering a specialist consultancy advice and support service. It offers services such as peer learning and practical resources in areas including managing land and buildings, business planning, governance, community impact and engagement, and marketing and communications. Visit locality.org.uk