Partners working together to deliver the Enterprising North Programme are: Junction Point, The Millin Charity, Project North East and the North East BIC.

We have two key offers available with flexibility built into their design to meet your unique needs:

Pre-Start support

This programme is for anyone who wants to make a self-sustaining difference. In other words; you want to be able to income generate whilst achieving social impact.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.’ More Information can be on the UKSPF webpage at

Participants can expect a diagnostic meeting followed by a 12-hour training programme to help you:

  • Explore and test your idea
  • Learn business planning techniques and skills to decide if your idea is ready to launch
  • Develop a tailored action plan to help you achieve your ambitions
  • Explore different social business legal structures to find the right one for you

If by the end of the 12-hour training programme you feel ready to continue pursuing your plan to the point of launch, you can access:

  • Tailored 121 advice and guidance
  • Support to help you register your new venture
  • Further training opportunities

Growth Support

If you run a purpose-led organisation that needs support to help grow or diversify its income streams, this intensive support programme is for you.

Participants can expect a key account manager who will ensure you get the end to end support programme suited to your needs. This could include:

  • Diagnostic meeting and action planning support
  • Tailored 121 advice and guidance from an expert relevant to your growth plan
  • Business development training and support including:
    • Writing business plans
    • Developing marketing strategies
    • Governance and legal structure reviews
    • Leadership development
    • Developing pitches and investment plans


Partners Offering this Support