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Coventry CV3 1JA
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Useful Links for Social Enterprises

Co-operatives UK is the national trade body that campaigns for co-operation and works to promote, develop and unite co-operative enterprises. 
Community Interest Company Association is the representative body for CICs in the UK and promotes the business model and supports its wider application. 
The Community Interest Company Regulator website provides information on how to register a CIC, a list of all registrations, case studies and the legal requirements of CICs. 
Coventry & Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust is a "not for profit" financial institution providing loan finance to social enterprises and local businesses that improve the life of local residents.  
Locality is the leading nationwide network of settlements, development trusts, social action centres and community enterprises. is the marketplace for live Community Share offers in the UK. 
Social Enterprise UK is the national body for social enterprise. The voice for the sector, they support and represent the work of members, influence national policy and promote best practice.  
Ethical Property Foundation offer independent, ethical advice and training to help charities and voluntary groups rent, buy, let or manage their property. We also work with landlords and developers to help reduce the social and environmental impact of commercial property. 


UnLtd is a charity which supports social entrepreneurs by providing a complete package of funding and support, to help these individuals make their ideas a reality. 
Social Investment Business helps social enterprises, charities and community organisations prosper by providing innovative financial solutions and business support. 
The Social Enterprise Mark is the brand for social enterprises. Businesses awarded the Social Enterprise Mark give assurance to customers that they are driven by social or environmental objectives and are trading to benefit people and planet. 
Buy Social Directory The Buy Social Directory connects private and public sector buyers with social enterprises offering products and services. Social enterprises are businesses that trade for social and environmental purposes. They're part of a fast-growing sector, so whatever your organisation procures, there's likely to be a social enterprise that supplies it. 
Coventry Social Enterprise City Coventry is a special place for social enterprise. There are over 200 social enterprises in the city and this has resulted in our being awarded Social Enterprise Place status by Social Enterprise UK. Coventry Social Enterprise City has been set up to consolidate that progress and to help the sector grow by improving communications. 

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