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Community Wealth Builder

Support for Social Enterprises, Charities, Community Interest Companies and Co-operatives

The Community Wealth Builders programme provides fully funded support for new and existing social businesses across the Sheffield City Region

Working to put the wealth back into communities

Under the Community Wealth Builders (CWB) programme, we have a specific focus on supporting pre-start and current social enterprises, charities, community interest companies (CICs) and co-operatives to ensure they get the tailored support to enable them to succeed. We know that these kind of businesses are often the backbone of any community – and make the most difference to people.

We can support anyone and any business at any stage: from pre-start to running an existing social enterprise.

Support is tailored to meet the needs of the individual or organisation and includes: one to one advice, workshops, training and networking opportunities.

As well as providing support, we also want to harness the purchasing power of the region’s largest buyers and create opportunities for community businesses to provide goods and services.

Is the Community Wealth Builders programme for you?

Have you always wanted to create a business in the Sheffield City region that supports your local community but don’t know where to start?

Do you have a great idea for a new socially driven product or service but don’t know how to get it to market?

Have you already started a social enterprise part-time whilst working and wondered if you could make it a success full-time?

Do you want to know how to grow your social enterprise or charity?

Have you taken your social enterprise as far as you can on your own and now need to employ staff?

Is your business a charity, social enterprise, co-operative or CIC in the Sheffield City Region?

If you answered yes to any of the above then we can help!

Doncaster Chamber's team of qualified and experienced business advisers can talk you through your social enterprise idea, guide you through the business planning process, and provide access to a whole range of support services, information and workshops to help you grow.

To find out more, complete the enquiry form or contact Kelli Barker at

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Community Wealth Building project is delivered across Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield from 1st May 2020 until 30th June 2022. The Community Wealth Building project is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £505,530 investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development.

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