Social Enterprise Support Contract Cumbria

Social Enterprise Support Contract Cumbria

Cumbria County Council is looking to appoint a contractor to deliver a business support and networking programme to support the development of social enterprises in Cumbria.

Social Enterprise Support and Networking

Cumbria County Council

Contract summary

Industry

Other Services

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract (£)

£80,000

Published date

09 August 2016

Closing date

26 August 2016

Contract start date

01 September 2016

Contract end date

01 April 2017

Description

Cumbria County Council is looking to appoint a contractor to deliver a business support and networking programme to support the development of social enterprises in Cumbria. The programme will provide and business assistance to improve performance for businesses that have started their trading. The successful contractor will be expected to deliver a countywide social enterprise support programme to include the following: • business start-up advice, • one-to-one support advice as core aspect to develop business, • post start assistance to Social enterprises (subject to sectoral eligibility) in order to improve performance, survivability, create additional employment and promote economic growth • funding, marketing and trading plans workshops, seminars, • networking meetings to support Social Enterprises through a mix of physical and virtual networking opportunities, including events and the Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership annual conference • management of a web portal and electronic communications with the CSEP membership, including regular e-bulletins and news letters Successful applications will need to have the capacity to put in place systems, processes and teams to deliver the project effectively, with the emphasis on the client journey, financial and performance management systems, and an embedded culture of quality assurance, as well as continued improvement in delivering excellent and responsive service.

About the buyer

Contact name

Martin Robbins

Address

The Lonsdale Building

The Courts

Carlisle

CA3 8NA

UK

Telephone

+44 1228226306

Email

martin.robbins@cumbria.gov.uk

Website

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Other information

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

 

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