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Deloitte offers £1m worth of staff time and skills to social enterprises

Claire Bench, head of corporate responsibility at the professional services firm, says it will choose about 15 organisations to receive support from the programme

Social enterprises have been invited to apply for a share of £1m worth of employees’ time and skills from the professional services firm Deloitte.

The company’s Social Innovation Pioneers programme is designed to help social enterprises grow and become investment-ready.

Over the past two years, the programme has supported 46 socially innovative businesses from a variety of industries in the UK.

In order to be eligible, organisations must have a clear and measurable social impact and an innovative idea, product or service; they must also be able to explain clearly the type of support and assistance they need from Deloitte. 

They must also produce a minimum of two years of trading accounts with year-on-year growth, and a clear business model with more than 50 per cent of revenue generated through delivering services or sales.

Claire Bench, head of corporate responsibility at Deloitte, said the company would select about 15 organisations to receive support, depending on the quality of applications.

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