arcarc supports social enterprise growth to create jobs in communities of greatest need. arc connects social enterprises with the best of business and provides free, expert support and mentoring to help them grow. An initiative of Business in the Community, arc makes the most of its strong links with big business to bring the best expertise, resources and experience directly to social enterprises. In partnership with Social Enterprise UK, arc engages established businesses with the energy and passion of social enterprises, enabling business to sustainably contribute to the community. Inspired by London 2012, arc was launched in East London in September 2011 and is supporting social enterprises to grow and create 1,000 jobs in the Olympic Host Boroughs by 2015, and a further 1,000 jobs in West London by 2016. arc plans to expand nationally from late 2013.