The ESSENCE Steering Group have been busy since our AGM in January 2017. Thanks to the great input from our members and supporters we have reaffirmed our mission, set our course and are ready to announce new plans which will unfold over the coming years. A key part of this is the acquisition of strategic funding which has enabled us to recruit a paid Network Lead who will work under the guidance of the Steering Group.
ESSENCE is now supported by the Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme. The project is operating across the Heart of the South West LEP area to enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (social enterprise support). It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. This funding will enable the ESSENCE network to continue to support social enterprises across the Heart of the South West LEP area and connect members and supporters to the advisory services on offer.
To hear all about the programme and to meet our new Network Lead please come along to our first Seasonal Social on Tuesday 26th September, 4-6pm, Exeter Library, Castle Street, EX4 3PQ. The event is free and refreshments will be provided by Real Food Cafe.
Sign-up here: http://bit.ly/2fkEnw5