ESSENCE - at the heart of social enterprise in Exeter.

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Member Benefits

An average membership package includes:

Free entry to at least 4 events per year

Free entry to sector specific focus groups. Currently offering ‘Arts & Culture’ and ‘Care & Well-being’.

Free entry to networking opportunities and informal meetups

Your business is featured on our website as part of an interactive directory. 

Your business is listed on the regional Social Enterprise Network website, Enhance Social Enterprise.  

Free promotion of your stories and events on our social media channels, widening your reach.

Have a look at ‘Our Network‘ and find out what members are offering.

Worth up to £750, depending on the size of your organisation.

From the only certification authority for social enterprises. 

Look at: https://www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk for more information

ESSENCE is member owned meaning that company members make up and vote to elect the board. They are also invited to contribute to any strategy or policy development.

How to join

Joining is simple. All you need to do is complete the registration form below and we’ll do the rest!

To start the membership process, simply fill out this form and we will be in touch soon!

Any questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions here, or contact us directly via email besocial@esenceofexeter.org.uk.

Membership Costs

Whether you apply as an organisation or an individual, the yearly contribution as a member of ESSENCE is based on last year’s turnover (when applying as an organisation) respectively last year’s income (when applying as an individual):

Turnover/income up to £10k: £35
Turnover/income between £10k and £50k: £50
Turnover/income between £50k and £100k: £65
Turnover/income between £100k and £500k: £80
Turnover/income between £500k and £1m: £100
Turnover/income between £1m and £5m: £150
Turnover/income over £5m: £250
Of course, you are always welcome to pay more as a donation to furthering ESSENCE’s goals.

Our membership year runs from 1st December to 30th November. Members signing up on/after 1st June can request 50% discount.