Seedbed combines the skills and expertise of two pioneering social enterprises in the south west – Dartington Hall Trust and SWIG Finance – to help your social venture go from good to great!

Dartington Hall Trust has been a place of social experimentation and enterprise innovation for 90 years and is a leading provider of start-up and grow-on spaces for over 140 small businesses. The School of Social Entrepreneurs at Dartington already delivers start-up and development training and has supported over 250 social entrepreneurs since 2009.

SWIG Finance has provided over £30 million in loan finance to over 2,500 SMEs and start-up businesses throughout the South West. They are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a charter member of Responsible Finance (formerly the Community Development Finance Association) which aims to support businesses that struggle to raise sufficient finance from mainstream sources.

We’re an approved investor on Good Finance, a website to help charities and social enterprises navigate social investment.