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About SE-Assist in Sussex

SE-Assist is an innovative model where social enterprises can access funding and support from large businesses.

The initiative was successfully piloted in Brighton & Hove in 2013 and three social enterprises received the full SE-Assist package and one other a mentor from Legal & General.

SE-Assist offers social enterprises across Sussex the following support package:

£10,000 to £30,000 interest free loan

Mentoring from a Legal & General employee

Access to a bank of experts

The Social Investment Committee, which decides who receives the package of support, is made up of local social enterprise supporters:

  • the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex
  • representatives from the local business community
  • as well as locally based employees of Legal & General and representatives from CAF

Click here to review our criteria

Click here for more information on the Social Investment Committee and project team