First Step Trust is promoting Business in the Community’s new drive to recruit social enterprises. We are proud to be an arc social enterprise and have greatly benefited from arc’s support including a massive advertising campaign to promote our SMaRT garage services network.
Are you a social enterprise with ambitions to expand and create jobs? We want to let you know that Business in the Community’s is on the lookout for new social enterprises to join their arc programme.
It is completely free to join and once you’re an arc social enterprise, you are entitled to lots of services including: access to finance and discounted premises, profiling opportunities and expert support through training, consultancy and access to some of the UK’s leading business experts
Before you rush to sign-up, there is some eligibility criteria to think about:
- You’re a business with a social or environmental purpose at its heart, written into your constitutional documents
- You are financially self-sustaining or at least have solid plans for achieving financial sustainability in the future (i.e. not reliant on grants or donations)
- And you have the potential to grow and create jobs for people living in East and/or West London
Deadline to apply is Friday 27 February and if you think you meet their criteria and are serious about driving your social enterprise forward, click here to read more about signing up.
If you don’t quite match the criteria just yet or you’re only just setting out on your social enterprise journey, don’t worry as Business in the Community conducts three recruitment drives a year – so there’s always another time to take advantage of this great offer.