Enterprise Hub Skills

Funded by the European Social Fund, Enterprise Hub Skills is Make CIC’s main avenue for enterprise and business support for artists and makers in the Liverpool City Region.

The main avenue at Make CIC for enterprise and business support is currently the Enterprise Hub Skills (EHS) programme. Funded by the European Social Fund, Enterprise Hub Skills helps to match individuals and businesses with entrepreneurial opportunities, practical business support and skills development. Through the programme, you can receive the following support:

Discovery one-to-one

  • We will meet with you for an in depth discovery one-to-one. We want to know all about your skills, hobbies, artistic practice and/or business so we can find out the best way that we can support you.

Grow your ideas

We can support you to:

  • Develop and deliver classes and workshops
  • Sell products online
  • Apply for grant funding
  • Connect you with additional opportunities through our network in the Liverpool City Region and beyond!

Regular Opportunities

We will keep you updated both directly and via a monthly newsletter, with a variety of opportunities including:

  • Training
  • Grant Funding
  • Paid work including collaborations and commissions
  • Networking events

Who we work with

  • The Women’s Organisation
  • Northern Schools Trust
  • Awesome Foundation
  • School of Social Entrepreneurs
  • Growth Platform and Local Growth Hub
  • LJMU
  • Liverpool BIPC centre
  • Wirral and Liverpool City Council
  • Baltic Creative CIC
    + More!

About Enterprise Hub Skills

Enterprise Hub Skills aims to simplify access to enterprise training and development building with Liverpool City Region as a central hub for enterprise.  Drawing together expert community organisations from across the region, Enterprise Hub Skills offers high quality learning and development opportunities to build the enterprise skills and economic pathways for individuals in the Liverpool City Region. Through strategic engagement, the partnership will ensure local residents (no matter what their background and circumstances) can access support to build an individual learning plan that supports enterprise development.

About the partnership 

Enterprise Hub Skills is delivered through an innovative partnership approach, led and managed by The Women’s Organisation. Offering support to individuals in the Liverpool City Region are: Everton Development Trust; Granby Toxteth Development Trust; Liverpool John Moore University; Make Liverpool; Merseyside Expanding Horizons; Citizens Advice Halton; and RAISE Ltd.

The partnership has been carefully selected to ensure a high quality of service is delivered across diverse communities, particularly focusing on accessibility for BAME communities, those with a disability or long-term health condition and those with socio-economic barriers.

Programme Eligibility

To access Enterprise Hub Skills support you must be:

  • Man or woman living in Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens or Halton
  • Wanting to develop your enterprising skills, or looking for learning opportunities
  • Aged 18+

Connect with Enterprise Hub Skills

Interested in our Enterprise Hub Skills programme here at Make CIC? If the answer is yes, the why not drop our Enterprise Manager, AJ, an email to find out more – alison.james@makecic.org!

Our Funders

Enterprise Hub Skills is receiving funding from the England European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Social Fund. Established by the European Union, European Social Fund 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 https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding