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What is a Co-operative?

A Co-operative is defined by its adherence to the Co-operative Values and Principles (see V&P's on our website),  but they all will be enterprising, while some have social objectives and are 'not for personal profit' others are to primarily benefit their members.   Co-operatives can take many legal forms...

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Is support only available over the phone

No, this is just an added bonus.  If you require support, advice and guidance please contact the team on 07969890262 or email aporter@lincolnshirecda.coop -   Please note that we do not access our emails/phones daily as the office is manned on a part time basis.  A...

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Who can I contact for more information

Lincolnshire CDA offers advice and support to potential, emerging and established Social Enterprise businesses.  Please contact Angela Porter (Co-operative Development Worker) aporter@lincolnshirecda.coop  or call on 07969890262 to arrange a chat or free consultation visit.  (please note, Angela works part time and may not be able to...

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What funding is available

There are various types of funding available to Social Enterprise businesses, from start up costs and feasibility studies to capital builds, including grants, specialist lending, social equity funds and crowd sourced investment such as community shares.  We also manage the Co-operative Enterprise Development Fund with grants provided...

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What is a social enterprise

Social Enterprise is  business trading activity primarily to achieve social or environmental objectives and is usually owned and run co-operatively with membership, usually open to anyone meeting eligible criteria.  Members are then able to play a full and active part in the direction and management...

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