UnLtd, Resonance, Big Issue Invest, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Key Fund are proud to join forces in delivering support to social entrepreneurs across England. The aim of the Social Enterprise Support Fund 2021/2022 (SESF) is to provide funding to England-based social entrepreneurs, enabling them to rebuild; in particular, to help them to restart or grow their trading income, as well as to support their communities to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
We want all social enterprises in England to have the opportunity to access this funding and this is reflected in the Fund’s values:
Research shows that this crisis is disproportionately hurting communities who already experience social and economic inequalities. The fund is committed to inclusion, working to ensure that the grants reach groups that are led by:
All partners have made the following commitments to inclusion:
We will also endeavour to meet the following goals at regional level:
Our baselines are based on statistics gathered from public sources, including the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Specifically, we have used the 2011 national census for establishing our baseline for regional representation of ethnicities; 2018 statistics produced by the ONS on prevalence of disability across regions (see reference 1); a 2017 review of available data on the representation of people identifying as LGBTQIA+ and a methodological paper on modelling estimates published by Public Health England (see reference 2); and statistics on household income levels by region published by the ONS for 2020 as a measure of socio-economic disadvantage (see reference 3).
1. We use the widely accepted definition whereas a person is considered to have a disability if they have a long-standing illness, condition or impairment which reduces their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. This includes both physical and mental health conditions, disabilities and neurodivergence.
2. We have used a high LGB estimate of 5.89% across the population. Little reliable data on people identifying as transgender, intersex or non-binary is available, with estimates ranging from 0.30% - 0.75% of the population - we have adopted a value close to the higher end of this estimate.
3. We use the widely accepted relative poverty threshold as households with incomes below 60% of the national median, after housing costs.
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