Community Organisations


Social enterprises and community businesses are organisations with a social and/or environmental mission that get the majority of their income from selling goods and services rather than through grants and donations. They aim to make a profit but the majority of their profits are reinvested in their mission to bring about social and/or environmental change.

Social enterprises and community businesses use a wide range of different business models and legal structures. It can often be difficult to know which will be the right ones to take your ideas forward and that’s where we’re here to help, as well as providing support as your social enterprise or community business develops.

With more than 12 years’ experience, our expert advice and support can help you…
Explore ideas for developing new social enterprises and community businesses.
Set up the right legal structure and business model to take your ideas forward.
Develop a business plan and financial forecasts.
Market your goods and/or services.
Measure and demonstrate the impact of your work.
Understand legal requirements.
Access funding and finance.
Grow what you are doing.
Develop good governance.
Develop new services or a trading arm for your organisation.

Contact Kevin Janes

Phone: 0333 577 5370


Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) and Cheshire Community Action (CCA) work collaboratively to deliver support across the borough to community groups, charities and social enterprises.

CWVA operate the only quality accredited volunteer centre in the borough and matches volunteers with volunteering opportunities.

For more information contact Cheshire West Voluntary Action directly on 01244 401272.


The community development service provided by Cheshire West Communities Together (CWCT) is primarily targeted at the communities in the borough with the most significant health inequalities, particularly in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford. There is one community development worker in Chester (Blacon and Lache), one in Ellesmere Port and one in Winsford. 

The aim of the service is to engage with and empower residents to take community action to improve health and wellbeing in their local areas. The community development workers have an in depth knowledge of their communities and are a good source of information about what is going on. 

If organisations or residents want to find out what is going on in the community, get more involved in their local community or have an idea about how the area could be improved, they can contact the relevant community worker on the details below:

Winsford – Jane  
Email or call 07881 345058
Chester – Siân
Email or call 07436 854181
Cheshire Community Action

Cheshire Community Action aim to give communities a stronger voice by engaging and supporting them to influence the places, spaces and services that are important to them.




01244 400222

Queens House Annexe
Queens Road

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