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...

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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.

For more information on our eScalate business support programme get in touch with the OxLEP Business team today