We support and advise existing and would-be social entrepreneurs looking to develop their concept or grow their business

Advice and Support

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC provides support to social enterprises and inspires individuals and organisations across the UK and overseas.

Services include practical resources, workshops, coaching, consultancy, research and inspirational talks.

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC provides support to existing and start-up social enterprises. ….. It inspires individuals and organisations to explore the feasibility of using enterprise to tackle social problems. It supports them in creating sustainable social enterprises. Social Enterprise Acumen enables creative thinking, facilitates understanding, encourages constructive action and fosters a “can do attitude”. It has a proven record in motivating and enabling individuals and communities to create sustainable and lasting positive social change.

Social Entrepreneurs network

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC arranges monthly networking events. This is a free event for social entrepreneurs to share and celebrate their achievements, success and progress. An opportunity to learn from fellow entrepreneurs enthusiasm, innovation and advice for both start up and existing social enterprises.


Social Enterprise Acumen CIC is able to provide support and access to investment opportunities.  We are a Big Potential Provider, contact us for more information or check your eligibility.

Durham Works

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC is a delivery partner for Durham Works.  Our programme, for unemployed 16-24 year olds in Durham, is called Durham Sea Stars. As part of this programme we run Fun Friday, a weekly activity to inspire and help innovation.

North East Social Enterprise Festival

Social Enterprise Acumen CIC arranged the inaugural North East Social Enterprise Festival in 2015 and are currently taking a lead role in bring the North East Social Enterprise Festival to The Sage, Gateshead on October 29th, 2016.