A ONE-DAY conference in Huddersfield will encourage social enterprises.
Social enterprises, which are businesses with social aims and are owned and run by the community, are on the rise.
The event, Putting Social Enterprise on the Map, will be free, to encourage opportunities for social enterprises.
It aims to provide advice and support for community and voluntary organisations in Kirklees.
The conference will also point organisations in the right direction to raise cash and help to create a network of social enterprises in the area.
The event will feature speakers and the launch of Seed-Kirklees, a new online resource for the sector.
Seed-Kirklees will contain support and advice relating to all areas of voluntary and community based organisations.
The conference is being run by the Centre for Enterprise, Ethics and the Environment, the Enterprise Network and Huddersfield Pride.
Dr Julia Meaton, the centre's head, said: "This is a really exciting time for social enterprises.
"It's a growing sector and we are trying to open as many doors as we can."
The conference will be on Thursday in the university's Castle Hill Suite and starts at 9.30am.