Support and tips for completing your application

Webinars, a video and additional support to plan your application (including accessibility support)

General queries and enquiries

If you have any queries about completing your application, please check the application guidance first. Then feel free to contact Here are some other resources to help you:


Our webinars help you find out more about the Social Enterprise Support Fund, with a focus on the criteria and key priorities that assessors will be looking for. You can also find out more about how the application process will work, and how the partners of the fund will support successful applicants. 

We are offering three dates, but the content in each will be the same:

You can watch a recording here of a webinar we held about round 1 applications (which will be very similar in content to the webinars for round 2 above).

Drafting your application

The Word document below is to help you prepare your application off line before you submit. It is not a requirement, just a tool to help you to draft your answers. You will then need to cut and paste your draft answers into the online application form. Do not upload this document.

Download the Word document

Video about the application process

Chukumeka Maxwell is founder of Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, and one of last year’s successful applicants. He introduces our video from round 1 about applying to SESF and this year’s guidance. Watch below or via this link.

Support for people with access needs

If you have specific access needs, and need support with completing forms, we may be able to provide additional support with your application. Please email us at to and tell us about your needs and what would help. We can offer telephone support to help you complete your application, and can provide information in accessible formats where possible.

Additional support from our development partners

If your organisation is led by social entrepreneurs who are from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, are disabled, and/or identify as LGBTQ+, then we may be able to offer support through one of our six development partners.

If you would like some additional support from our partners, please email us at Tell us a bit about your organisation, and specify the type of support you require, such as:

  • help with filling in the form
  • help with preparing documents
  • specific advice
  • etc.

Where appropriate, we will refer you on to the development partners, listed below. This support is limited, so we are running a triage system. Please don’t contact the partners directly.

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