NatWest has been supporting businesses set up to solve social problems for many years. Our ambition is to support social enterprise to increase the size and strength of this important sector within the UK economy. We aim to support social enterprises at every stage of the journey by increasing access to finance, markets and expertise. We work in partnership with organisations such as Social Enterprise UK, ACOSVO, NatWest SE100 and Engaged Investment to deliver a range of skills and capacity building opportunities.
In addition, our arms-length social finance charity, RBS Social & Community Capital, facilitates loans to the social enterprise sector. It has approximately £12m assets under management and has approved over £4m of loans to social enterprises and community finance in the last 18 months.
PwC Netherlands helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC’s purpose is to contribute to a greater level of trust in society and to solve important problems.
PwC sees the rise of social entrepreneurship as an import development. That is why we want to use our expertise and skills to help put this sector on the map and, in doing so, increase the impact of social enterprises.
Social Enterprise UK is the national membership body for social enterprise. Its members come from across the social enterprise movement: from local grassroots organisations to multi-million pound businesses. SEUK undertakes research and policy work, conducts campaigns, builds networks, brokers support and raises the profile and awareness of social enterprise. It was the driving force behind the Social Value Act becoming legislation, the originator of the Buy Social campaign, the producer of the most credible research on social enterprise, and has unparalleled reach through the largest database and directory of social enterprises in the UK. SEUK also undertakes training, consultancy and research with partners from around the world in an effort to build the markets for social enterprise and to raise the visibility of what they are collectively achieving.
Social Enterprise NL is the national body that supports and accelerates the growing movement of social entrepreneurs in The Netherlands who are developing an economy where everybody profits.
CEIS is the UK’s largest and most experienced social enterprise support agency. Established in 1984, CEIS has developed a series of training, support and investment programmes that have been widely adopted and replicated. Whether supporting or financing social enterprises, organising events or delivering innovative employability programmes to help people back into work, we are driven to enable individuals, organisations and communities.
Core to our success and reputation is our work with partners across the world to share and develop new approaches and systems that support social enterprise development. Our mission is to tackle inequality, strengthen communities and improve the performance and impact of businesses which contribute to our society.