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Relevant reports

Advantage West Midlands Report - Research report detailing the value and potential of local food initiatives in the West Midlands Region. Download (PDF 790KB)

The Financing of Social Enterprise - This Bank of England report considers the supply of, and demand for, external finance for social enterprises in the UK. Download (PDF 474KB)

A progress report on Social Enterprise: a Strategy for success - A leaflet outlining the government's progress on delivering the social enterprise strategy objectives. Download (PDF 79KB)

A progress report on Social Enterprise: a Strategy for success - A report detailing the progress of the social enterprise strategy delivery targets. Download (PDF 473KB)

Department for Trade and Industry Public Procurement Toolkit
- A toolkit designed to help social enterprises bid for and win public sector contracts. Download (PDF 489KB)

Social Enterprise: A strategy for success
- A leaflet introducing the government's social enterprise strategy. Download (PDF 61KB)

Social Enterprise: A strategy for success
- The government's social enterprise strategy document. Download (PDF 389KB)

Starting Point - A guide for established social enterprises, social enterprise start-ups, and social entreneurs written by the London Social Economy Taskforce. Download (PDF 1000KB)

There's more to business than you think: A Guide to Social Enterprise - A series of social enterprise case studies, detailing why they chose the social enterprise route and how they dealt with the challenges they faced. Written by the Social Enterprise Coalition. Download (PDF 4093KB)


In the public's interest? - An article featured in EG Magazine (August 2003) which outlines the potential for Community Interest Companies to support the development of social enterprises and help address sustainability. Download (PDF 34KB)

Private Action, Public Benefit - A review of Charities and the Wider Not-for-profit sector by the Strategy Unit at the Cabinet Office in 2002. Download (PDF 388KB)

Think smartů think voluntary sector - Good practice guidance on procurement of services from the voluntary and community sector. Compiled by the Home Office Active Communities Unit and the Office of Government Commerce in 2004. Download (PDF 175KB)

A Social Economy - A development framework for Yorkshire and the Humber. Written by Yorkshire Forward, Regional Development Agency. Download (PDF 397KB)

A Shared Vision - An executive summary of the regional economic strategy for the East of England, produced by the East of England Development Agency. Download (PDF 410KB)

Sustaining Success - London's economic development strategy produced by the London Development Agency. Download (PDF 624KB)

Delivering Advantage - An economic strategy and action plan 2004 - 2010 for the West Midlands produced by Advantage West Midlands (Regional Development Agency). Download (PDF 2789KB)

Sauce Toolkit: The online social enterprise toolkit for community food projects.

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