This toolkit has been designed to assist organisations and individuals who work to help social entrepreneurs, from pre-start through to scaling social ventures. The toolkit can be used by anyone, though it is primarily aimed at those who are new to working with social entrepreneurs.

This toolkit complements training provided by Impact Hub through the MedUP! programme, however it can also be used on its own as a stand alone resource. It is a collection of advice, resources and information grouped under subject headings and placed in a relevant order. It contains key topics, resources and ideas that will support you along your journey as a supporter of social entrepreneurs. It also has questions and exercises for you to complete as you think about your own ecosystem and to prompt you to evaluate how you might adopt and adapt these learnings to your own context.

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The toolkit is based on many years of experience and evidence of what works for social entrepreneur support. The social entrepreneurs you work with will be at varying stages of readiness, when they approach you for help. Your organisation will also grow and change on your journey to enabling social entrepreneurs to start up and grow. Feel free not to use the toolkit in a linear way, but focus on the information and resources that meet your specific needs at any particular time, adapting it for use to your local context and conditions.

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This publication has been prepared within SENBS project No. 2020- 1-EE01-KA204-077999. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the project coordinator and may not always reflect the views of the European Commission or the National Agency.