Jute Legacy for Social Enterprise in Dundee
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.”
John Sharp and Sons, were previously jute-spinners and manufacturers in Dundee.