Community Enterprise Engine provides services to assist voluntary and community organisations, charities and social enterprises with:

Business development and planning

  • Business start-up/growth advice
  • Business model innovation
  • Business plan/canvas
  • Business and community joint venture partnerships

Income Generation

  • Developing a fundraising strategy.
  • Bid writing of grant applications / tenders
  • Developing/increasing traded income opportunities
  • Designing and initialising crowd funding campaigns
  • Identifying and developing opportunities to access corporate funding
  • Support with accessing social finance

Research & Evaluation

  • Market Research – including: quant; qual; small to large scale;  syndicated to adhoc;  ethnographic and observational methods; fieldwork, data processing, analysis and report writing.
  • Impact reports – reviewing and reporting on community, economic, social, environmental impact of your project/services utilising existing and new data.
  • Community consultation – collecting and reviewing data from your service users and local community to assist in funding applications, new products/services and improvement and efficiency of services.
  • Developing an outcomes and impact framework – including developing a theory of change

Social Responsibility

  • Support to connect with your community, customers and staff through using corporate resources and volunteering for maximum impact for local people.

Website design and SEO optimisation

  • Design, development of WordPress websites.
  • Support and training for ongoing maintenance of WordPress site
  • SEO optimisation to improve the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines