eScalate is a three-year project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which runs until 31st March 2022. eScalate will support Oxfordshire’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are scale-ups or have scale-up potential, and socially minded enterprises.
eScalate support includes...
Are you a purpose driven enterprise? Do you ...
- Have purpose beyond profit
- Have a positive social and/or environment impact
- Aim to be more purposeful
- Aim to work on a project which improves your social impact
Events for Social Enterprises
Due to the current situation all social enterprise events have moved online to webinars.Book events
1:1 Support for Social Enterprises
Our Enterprise Support Managers provide up to 12 hours of FREE support and guidance.Read about 1.1 Support
Grant funding for Social Enterprise
The eScalate programme offers grant funding for social enterprises.Read about Grants
Social Enterprise Hubs
Due to the current situation our 6 Enterprise Hubs are running online webinar sessions.Read about Hubs
Watch our top tips video
Top Tips for social enterprises
Am I Eligible
Aligning to the principals of the Scale-up Institute, we define scale-up businesses as showing the following growth characteristics;
- 20% per year by employee growth
- 20% per year by turnover growth
- 20% per year in both employees and turnover
A scale-up is defined as a development-stage business looking to grow market access, revenues, number of employees and add value through collaboration with established companies.