Our Impact

Some facts and figures about the School for Social Entrepreneurs.  A number of these are from our Impact Evaluation Report, which was carried out by New Philanthropy Capital in 2012.  Download a summary of the report by clicking the image below: 


SSE Impact Evaluation report

  • Over 1200 Fellows have completed programmes
  • Currently delivering learning programmes in 18 locations across 4 countries

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  • 12 locations in the UK, 5 in Australia and 1 in Canada
  • 70% of Fellows work in the 20% most deprived areas in the UK
  • 93% of Fellows on our Start Up programme feel that the course made them a more effective social entrepreneur
  • Fellows' organisations are 20% more likely to survive for 5 years than traditional UK business
  • On average, each organisation set up by a Fellow recruits 2 full-time and 3 part-time workers after graduation. The total value of jobs created by SSE Fellows is estimated to be £13m per year
  • 90% of Fellows say they have had a wider impact beyond their community, ranging from raising awareness to influencing government policy

read our Evaluations and research


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Our courses examine all aspect of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

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Your Idea Starts Here

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Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme.

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More about previous SSE students and the projects they now run.

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A unique opportunity for 10 young Londoners looking to start social businesses.

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