Jute Legacy for Social Enterprise in Dundee

Jute Legacy for Social Enterprise in Dundee
Dundee SEN
August 2013

Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) has secured £200K funding from the John Sharp Benevolent Trust to invest in new and existing social enterprise businesses in the city. The funds will allow DSEN to employ an additional part time development officer for two years.

Derek Marshall, Chair of DSEN said: “This is an exciting development for the future growth of social enterprise in Dundee. In partnership with the John Sharp Benevolent Trust, we are planning to launch a scheme of support grants of up to £5,000 for new start-ups and for existing organisations piloting new ideas.

“We are also planning to provide a range of business support spanning training, legal and marketing activities as part of the scheme.”

For further information about the forthcoming scheme contact Susan Smith. Phone 07928 688 207 Email: susan@dundeesen.org  Or Derek Marshall 01382 509586 derekmarshall@factoryskatepark.com

John Sharp and Sons, were previously jute-spinners and manufacturers in Dundee.