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 Registered in England: No. 28936R as a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.

Community Empowerment Limited. Registered Office & mail: 90, Locksway Road PO4 8JP. Support Centres in Portsmouth, Southampton & London.

The Community Empowerment Cooperative Consortium offers support to anyone wanting to start their own community or social enterprises and create employment in the UK.

We'll help you start a sustainable and successful enterprise developed with the appropriate structure and governance arrangements.

The People’s Forum


If you are a co-operator or a community activist involved in charities, community groups or social enterprises then EMPOWERus.coop "The People's Forum" is your social media platform.

You can use it to broadcast discussions or blogs and you can create your own group zones or group forums .

The intention is that EMPOWERus.coop is more targeted and less bloated than more generic social media but if you wish discussions added on this platform can be automatically copied to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media.

The Community Empowerment Co-operative Consortium Services

 Community Empowerment Ltd operate the “Portsmouth Hub” of the Solent Social Enterprise Zone

(The Southampton Hub is operated by Social Enterprise Link CIC).

The Zone brings together a wide range of social enterprises in order to develop awareness of the sector and to enable joint working including consortia bidding for grants and contracts. If you are a social enterprise in the PO postcode area that would like to join our network then email portsmouth@sse.zone

For the SO postcode area email southampton@sse.zone


Community, Co-operative and Social Enterprises are NOT voluntary organisations.

Their support needs include choosing the most appropriate governance model (one size does not fit all) and Business Planning that reflects their social purpose whilst acknowledging the need to trade successfully as well as an understanding of regulatory and legislative differences from other enterprise types.

For Specialist support use our contact form on the home page.