Torbay Social Enterprise Network

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TSEN – a key part of a rising social economy

Imagine a local economy that provides opportunities for everyone to meet their needs in ways that fair and sustainable…

If we can imagine it, we can make it happen. If we work together, we can make it happen. That’s what the Torbay Social Enterprise Network is all about, creating the conditions for connecting, innovating and collaborating to have a positive impact on the lives of the people in Torbay.


Do you want to be part of something transformative?

Please join TSEN and together we can amplify the impacts of our work, represent the social economy with a stronger collective voice, benefit from opportunities to collaborate, gain access to capacity building training and workshops, social impact investing, and more.

The Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise Programme is receiving up to £1,053,610 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union, ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit

TSEN Membership Benefits:

  • Free entry to monthly network meet-ups – speakers / themes / bring your issue & ask for ideas/info

  • Free and discounted access to trainings, workshops & development events

  • Monthly e-newsletters – keeping you up to date and promoting your business and events

  • Free promotion on the Local Spark TSEN website and social media

  • Free listing on the Enhance Social Enterprise online database – with a map and directory showing goods and services from social enterprises across Torbay, Plymouth, Devon and Somerset

  • 10% discount on the first years’ licence for accreditation from Social Enterprise Mark CIC, worth between £15 and £750 depending on the size of your organisation. Click here to find out more.

Annual membership Fees

  • Turnover up to £10k Free for first 12 months

  • Turnover £10 to £50k £35

  • Turnover £50 to £100k £50

  • Turnover £100 to £500k £75

  • Turnover £500 to £1m £90

  • Turnover £1m to £5m £150

  • Turnover £5m + £300

Membership Criteria

Membership is a open to social enterprises and aspiring social entrepreneurs.