Rural Enterprise Hub

FREE advice, support, and training for would-be entrepreneurs, new businesses, and community enterprises across rural Devon.

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why we're doing what we're doing

Devon follows the UK trend for small business size, with over 70% of companies in the county employing less than 4 people. Start-ups typically fall into this size category, so it’s vitally important they are supported and nurtured.

Devon Communities Together has a long history of working with Devon’s rural communities and the entrepreneurial people living in them. The Prince’s Countryside Fund exists to improve the prospects of farm businesses and the quality of rural life in general.

We’ll be working with targeted rural communities, where we have evidence of need. Linking up with local colleges, adult learning providers, and employers, as well as existing rural networks such as the NFU and Devon Young Farmers, to offer clear pathways of intensive support.

Clare Crookenden, grants manager, The Prince’s Countryside Fund said, “Providing new businesses and farming families in Devon with local, expert advice will provide a valuable boost to their new enterprises and we hope set them in good stead for a viable and sustainable future contributing to the local economy and generating local jobs for local people.”

The School for Social Entrepreneurs was founded in 1997 by Michael Young, (Lord Dartington). Since 2009 SSE Dartington has produced tailor-made courses designed to provide an intensive complete package to meet the needs of the new social entrepreneur, plus to help existing businesses expand their social entrepreneurial side.

making progress

Project Numbers

These counters will be updated on a regular basis, recording our progress.
Project progress at 27th June 2017

240
Project Members
206
Facebook Group
12
One 2 One Assists