The 3rd sector SME support programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides direct one to one support to community and voluntary sector SMEs to develop, grow and increase their effectiveness locally. The support can take a number of forms including developing networks, workforce development activity, business planning & developing services.
The project has provided intensive support to around 20 SME’s over the past 18 months and resulted in the creation of three new jobs.
The project also works to strengthen the links between the business and the community and voluntary sectors and encourage employers to recognize the benefits of volunteering and engaging in employer supported volunteering activity.
The project is funded from October 2013 to November 2015.