Social Enterprise Acumen CIC provides capacity building support and advice to existing or would- be social entrepreneurs looking to develop their concept or grow their business.


Social Enterprise Acumen CIC is itself a social enterprise which works from its base in North East England to show the strength of using business models to address social issues. It supports social entrepreneurs and organisations that want to become social enterprises to start up, develop and grow. It works closely with partners to create a stronger ecosystem to enable social enterprises to flourish. We offer:

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Modelling
  • Organisational Governance
  • Bid Writing
  • Public Sector Procurement
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Coaching, Training, and Guidance

North East Community Business Club

The North East Community Business Club is a Network for local community businesses to share experience, knowledge and support each other. 


Find out where we’re meeting in your area!



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.

Social Enterprise Coaching 

Book in for a 40 minute 1-2-1 session with Kate Welch to discuss your social enterprise.