Welcome to Idea Tree

We are an exciting project set up by disabled people to foster new disabled entrepreneurs. We are run and controlled by disabled people, which makes us unique in the social enterprise sector.

At the moment we are taking a break from our main work to refocus our future plans.

photo of a work desk with keyboard, coffee cup, ruler and plans
Our aim is to actively identify and support new social enterprises for the benefit of disabled people. Many of the projects we support will centre around equality and independent living issues, such as:

* disability equality training and consultancy services
* local information, advocacy and peer support initiatives
* accessible housing and transport projects
* disability arts
* employment and training opportunities
* independent living support services.

We have substantial experience of both social enterprise and disability issues - from the social model of disability and independent living, to business planning and running a company. We can work with you to:

* explore the income generating potential of your current work
* assess the possibilities of new projects, work and services
* support you in generating initial business plans
* work out which social enterrprise structure may work best for you
* identify and access ongoing business support
* help you look for appropriate set-up costs or loan funding.