Social enterprise funding is a key aspect for getting a small enterprise off the ground.
While fundraising is often tedious and time consuming, it is also very important for groups like the youth project Activity Den in the UK. The youth project has a single fund raiser who usually has six funding applications in at any one time. Some of his annual fundraising projects are a joy, including the annual duck race and music nights.
But it is also an endless and time-consuming activity. This is a common theme for those who work for local charities and community groups. For this reason, many have turned to social enterprise as a way to raise funds.
For example, a cafe has been set up an the base for a homeless charity project where staff and volunteers raise money by selling food.