Resources for community enterprises
Templates, toolkits, legal guidance and other useful resources to help you start up and run your community enterprise.
ClearlySo’s funding presentation was delivered at the London Power to Change event and is a useful and comprehensive list of funding and finance for community enterprise.
Start your social enterprise is a free guide from Social Enterprise UK about the start-up essentials and includes advice from those who have been there and done it.
Locality’s Fit for Purpose healthcheck toolkit can help organisations wanting to become community enterprises to become effective and resilient organisations.
The Key Fund provides documents and templates including a cash flow template, a business plan template, a loan illustrator and a personal survival budget.
REconomy have how-to guides, including how to set up an energy services enterprise and how to start a community-scale transport enterprise.
3Space offers community organisations temporary free of charge access to otherwise empty properties with information about meanwhile use, regeneration and useful links.
The Energy Saving Trust can provide help, advice and support for social enterprises working with sustainable energy sources.
Co-operatives UK’s Simply Series a comprehensive suite of resources with top quality financial, legal and governance support: Simply Legal, Simply Governance, Simply Finance
Raising the Funds – a guide to financing your community enterprise, from the Plunkett Foundation
Volunteers– a guide to maximizing volunteer support for your community enterprise, from the Plunkett Foundation.
See more at: locality.org.uk