ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

DVSC is working on its own enterprise development and our ambition is to support Denbighshire to become a Social Enterprise Place.

 

Social Enterprise Places are areas where social enterprise activity is thriving and DVSC wants to make this happen across Denbighshire. 

 

We are committed to investing in the sector, recognising achievements and offering support to grow, bringing together budding social entrepreneurs, alongside voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, community interest companies and cooperatives with businesses and our public service partners to build markets for social enterprise.

 

DVSC is the delivery arm of Third Sector Support Wales in Denbighshire and we collaborate with other national partners including the Development Trust Association Wales, the Wales Cooperative Centre’s Social Business Wales Team and WCVA’s Social Investment Team to make sure we support and fast track members to access expert advice and support for enterprise development.

 

FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES (FSB)

 

As experts in business, FSB offer members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

 

If you are a member of DVSC, you will receive a £30 discount on joining the FSB and free networking opportunities to support and develop your social enterprise. Find out about all our member benefits here and join us.

 

If you would like to discuss your ideas for enterprise development, and in order to receive your £30 joining discount, please contact our Sector Support Lead at sectorsupport@dvsc.co.uk or on 01824 702441

ENTERPRISING SOLUTIONS – THE DEVELOPMENT TRUSTS ASSOCIATION WALES (DTA WALES)

 

Are you part of a community group in the initial stages of setting up your community enterprise project or do you have an innovative idea to develop a new enterprising opportunity?

 

Are you exploring a range of community enterprise ideas in the face of public sector funding cuts? Or are you an existing organisation exploring new, innovative and enterprising ways in which to sustain your current services and activities?

 

A practitioner led peer to peer support programme, for community enterprises in Wales. Enterprising Solutions, has been developed by the Development Trusts Association Wales.

 

Our Denbighshire offer includes access to a maximum of 2 days advice and support for up to 4 organisations in Denbighshire as part of the Development Trust Association’s Enterprising Solutions Programme on a first come, first served basis. If you want to know more, contact our Chief Executive, Helen Wilkinson or call her on 07713 997075.

SOCIAL BUSINESS WALES

 

Social Business Wales can help with a wide variety of challenges – from VAT advice to visioning, from business planning to board development and from sales strategy to stakeholder engagement.

 

The project is designed to assist social businesses which are looking to grow, whether that’s through increasing their turnover, diversifying into new products or services, attracting new customers or changing their structure.

 

If you would like to discuss your ideas for enterprise development, please contact our Sector Support Lead on sectorsupport@dvsc.co.uk

If you are a member, you will benefit from access to our factsheet ‘Sources of Finance for Social Enterprises and Social Investment’, providing up to date advice and guidance about the financial support available to develop your social enterprise, plus you will be fast tracked to get support for your enterprise development so join us and start your journey here with us.

SOCIAL BUSINESS WALES

 

Social Business Wales can help with a wide variety of challenges – from VAT advice to visioning, from business planning to board development and from sales strategy to stakeholder engagement.

 

The project is designed to assist social businesses which are looking to grow, whether that’s through increasing their turnover, diversifying into new products or services, attracting new customers or changing their structure.

 

If you would like to discuss your ideas for enterprise development, please contact our Sector Support Lead on sectorsupport@dvsc.co.uk

If you are a member, you will benefit from access to our factsheet ‘Sources of Finance for Social Enterprises and Social Investment’, providing up to date advice and guidance about the financial support available to develop your social enterprise, plus you will be fast tracked to get support for your enterprise development so join us and start your journey here with us.

RENEW WALES

 

Renew puts communities in touch with Peer Mentors who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to inspire, support and enable others, and stimulate action on climate change at a community level.

Since 2012 Renew has supported hundreds of community groups, built a thriving network of peer-to-peer support, supported and trained community leaders and strengthened third sector organisations across Wales.

If you are interested in receiving support from Renew or think that you can help others take action on climate change then get in touch with sectorsupport@dvsc.co.uk for more information.

September 23, 2020

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As part of our service commitment, we share the information below - a joint press release from Public Health Wales.

Public Health Wales is urging all eligible people in Wales to have their free flu vaccine as NHS Wales begins its largest ever national flu vaccine programme.

Flu (also known as influenza) can be serious, particularly for those who are older or have a health condition and are more vuln...

September 7, 2020

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We are going in to month 5 of the response phase to this pandemic and we have taken the time to reflect on the impact our organisation has made. There are a large number of residents that we have supported in the North Wales region and many still requiring support – new referrals or ongoing.

There are 378,400 people currently furloughed in Wales. There were 100,000 extra UC applications made betwee...

September 6, 2020

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As part of our service commitment, we share the information below - a joint press release from EYST, working in partnership with Women Connect First, Henna Foundation, ProMo Cymru, Wales TUC, and key BAME Stakeholders - with you.

Deputy Minister Jane Hutt welcomes new BAME Helpline Launched today

Many BAME organisations in Wales have witnessed increased service demand from BAME community members imp...

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BECOME A SUPPORTER

Hello again … … today we have a small favour to ask. Volunteers, voluntary and community action and the third sector are at the heart of building more sustainable and resilient communities and we need them more than ever.

 

DVSC receives core funding from the Welsh Government but we need to raise more money so that we can continue to provide excellent sector support - whether you're a volunteer,  voluntary and community group or a third sector organisation.

 

We can provide a wealth of information and resources and we want to keep our services as accessible as we can, and to reach as many groups as we can.  So we think it’s fair to ask people who visit us often for their help - if they feel able to give it.

 

Our Sector Support service is resource intensive, but we are investing in it because we believe providing support to volunteers, voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises and community interest companies - has to be at the heart of what we do. If you like what we are about, and you want to help support it, our future would be much more secure.

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