Strapline : making the difference

Contact us

30a Binley Road
Coventry CV3 1JA
T 024 7663 3911 / F 024 7663 3299

Social Enterprise Services

We are a leading provider of social enterprise business support in Coventry & Warwickshire. Each year around 300 people access our business advice services and 25 social enterprises start-up with our help.

Our team of qualified and experienced business advisers offer: 

  • Free business advice – from pre-start through to trading, sustainability and expansion, we support all aspects of business development, working with community businesses, co-operatives and other types of social enterprises. 

  • Social entrepreneurship training for groups looking to develop innovative social enterprises which serve their community. 

  • Support for voluntary and community organisations that wish to reduce their dependency on grants by becoming more enterprising 

  • Specialist support for public sector 'spin-outs' and other organisations involved in the transfer of public services or community assets to independent social enterprises. 

  • Consultancy – we deliver bespoke organisational development and business planning consultancy services for clients and projects, adding value using our sector knowledge and partner networks. 

From local community groups to established charities, people facing redundancy to large scale public sector spin-outs, we work with inspirational people and help turn their ideas into sustainable enterprises that return social impact.

"The social enterprise training course run by Coventry & Warwickshire CDA, gave us the information and confidence we needed to take over the running of our community nursery which was under threat of closure. They took care of all the paperwork to register the new company which allowed us to concentrate on the other aspects." 

Amanda Ashbourne, SureStars Nursery


SureStars Nursery, Leamington Spa

High quality, affordable childcare that enables parents to be economically active

This support is part funded by European Regional Development Fund  

Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited. Registered in England No. 1676622 Registered Office: 30a Binley Road, Coventry, CV3 1JA