iSE | How We Support You at iSE

Our mission at iSE is to grow the social economy through the development of the social enterprise sector, by creating employment, regenerating communities and creating social impact.

We do this in a number of ways, through nurturing our Social Enterprise Places and networks (Digbeth Social Enterprise Quarter, and Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City), through partnership with other SEs, councils, LEPs and many other organisations, and through the grassroots programmes we deliver to people wanting to set up or grow social enterprises for themselves.

We currently have two programmes on offer, ‘Get Up and Grow’ funded through the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (known as GBSLEP) and one funded through the European Social Fund (ESF), in partnership with Witton Lodge.

Our Get Up amd Grow Growth Programme

In partnership with the GBSLEP Growth Hub, this free programme provides support for existing organisations in Birmingham and Solihull who are looking to spring into action following the lockdown.

Our expert Business Advisors can help move your business to the next level with business planning, access to specialist services, coaching & mentoring and linking you to free business support and industry specialists.

For those organisations in Solihull or those looking to do more business in Solihull we are organising a Solihull Social Enterprise Network and for those organisations who want to grow and would benefit from collaboration and peer support we are starting a new Peer-led programme in mid-September.

If you need any more information or to sign up please get in touch with Simon Veasey or call on 07983559266.


Our Start Up and Employment Project


WOW2ED – World of Work, Wellbeing and Enterprise Development

This ESF funded project aims to help people who are unemployed and finding it difficult to return to work for any reason. We do this through a range of support in a variety of areas people may need.

This support includes the following:

Basic Skills Support, Confidence/Assertiveness Training, Finance Skills and Personal Budgeting Skills, Presentation Skills, Employability Support including Interview Skills and Employment related Training, Volunteering Opportunities, Enterprise Awareness Workshops, Business Start Up programmes (both private and social enterprise) Business Skills (Sustainability, Social Value Creation, HMRC/Tax Advice and support)

In order to be eligible, you must be unemployed and have the right to work in the UK.

 For more information please email us or to sign up to the programme please send your full name, phone number and postcode to: or call us on: 0121 771 1411


WECH SE Consultant