Social enterprises are dynamic and diverse businesses set up to address social or
Operating in all sectors from horticulture, construction, publishing, training, and transport to name a few. Often starting out in the charity or voluntary sector and later making the change to social enterprises, many of these businesses operate in the delivery of public services, but many other social enterprises have been set up to address specific needs or issues identified within communities such as social exclusion or unemployment
SEN is a Merseyside based network of non-profit distributing businesses and community and voluntary sector organisations. We aim to present 'one voice' to promote the sector and to support the development of new and existing Social Enterprises in Merseyside.
Membership is open to all Social Enterprises and emerging SE’s in Greater Merseyside and Halton.
SEN is currently based at 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH.
The principal service provided by Social Enterprise Network is the establishment, development and facilitation of a network of Social Enterprises and emerging Social Enterprises in Greater Merseyside. In particular; we provide the following services:-
- Networking meetings
- Dissemination of information
- Signposting and advice
Training and development
- Consortium development
- Research and evaluation
- Representation of the membership
- Securing new funding streams
Social Enterprise Network was established in March 2000 to promote the interests of social enterprises in Greater Merseyside, contribute to grassroots and community led social and economic regeneration and develop the capacity of the social economy in Greater Merseyside.
SEN's main purpose and focus is driven by the collective concerns and aspirations of our membership. Social Enterprise Network is an autonomous body, constituted and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee.