CAN³, our new fast-growth programme for post start-up Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups has been taking enquiries since its initial launch in September.
The CAN Invest team who have been leading on the programme, have spoken to numerous organisations and have gained valuable feedback from the process. Having listened to the VCSE organisations that are looking for space and investment such as CAN³ has to offer, we’ve learned more about their requirements and as a result, we are opening up CAN³ to more organisations that will really benefit from what the programme can provide them.
Expanding the original criteria means that we can do what CAN³ was really set up to do – find organisations who are ready to scale up but struggling to get to that next step in their growth. We’ll be looking for organisations whose minimum income will be £50,000, and trading for at least one year.
Rohan Martyres, Head of Impact and Investment at CAN Invest, said
“We’ve had many discussions with both our partners and potential applicants to the CAN³ programme, centred around the eligibility criteria. We’ve taken on board the suggestions we received, and as we are keen to make sure applicants get the most out of the CAN³ accelerator programme, we are broadening the scope of the programme, to ensure that organisations get the most out of it.”
The CAN³ area has recently been finished, and CDS Co-operatives moved in just in time for Christmas. The successful CAN³ applicants will have friendly neighbours to welcome them to CAN Mezzanine Borough.
If you would like to find out more about CAN³, visit the web pages or contact the CAN Invest team firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 020 3096 7657.