SSE Australia was launched in early 2009 and already boasts a network of close to 300 fellows.  It runs a range of courses from the 4-month Accelerator Program for social enterprises ready to launch and grow to the 9-month Incubator program for early stage social ventures.

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  Australia Australia



Social Change 101 Kicks Off in Bendigo

15 students are set to take part in the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia, Bendigo Social Change 101 Program, this week.



The School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario opened in 2012. 

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  Ontario Ontario



RSA Hosts SSEO's Second Annual Huddle

RSA, Canada’s third largest property & casualty insurance company, welcomes SSEO's second SEF cohort to its headquarters for a day of venture pitching.




  Ireland Ireland



SSE Ireland and CEO Lynda Stopford in The Sunday Times

SSE Ireland and our CEO Lynda Stopford featured in this week's Sunday Times in an article highlighting the growth of social enterprise in Ireland. "Social Enterprises don't typically get the same access to support as so-called regular businesses. But social enterprises are businesses too, they employ people, they make an economic impact as well as a social one." If anything social entrepreneurs may need more help building sustainable businesses than regular entrepreneurs.



SSE was founded in the UK by Michael Young in 1997.  We now operate schools in London (which is also the location of our head office), Cornwall, Dartington, Fife, Hampshire, East of England, Liverpool and Yorkshire.

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  Bristol Bristol



Mayor attends graduation to congratulate SSE students

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson joined an audience of well over 100 to celebrate the development of the 17 social innovations set up by the students on the SSE programme.


  Cornwall Cornwall



Social Enterprise Focus event: How social enterprises can win new contracts and referrals - 22 October, Heartlands

Social Enterprise Focus helps social enterprises based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly improve their business capabilities by providing free business support and advice to enable social enterprises to win new contracts and receive new referrals.

At our event on 22 October at Heartlands you can find out:
How social enterprises can improve their chances of winning new work through the Learning Partnership and Cornwall Youth Works Partnership - How to become a supplier for the Department of Work and Pensions and local arrangements for the Jobcentre Plus Devon Cornwall and Somerset Flexible Support Fund - How the Safer Stronger Cornwall Consortium works, its aims and how get referrals from it.
How to find out about new public and private sector tenders and how Social Enterprise Focus can help your organisation become ready to bid successfully.
This is a Social Enterprise Focus project event jointly delivered with The Learning Partnership, Cornwall Youth Work Partnership, Safer Stronger Cornwall, Department for Work & Pensions and Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum. Its aim is to help social enterprises get the most out of their association with these organisations, learn how to gain new contracts and referrals and deliver a service that organisations really want to buy.

Places are FREE but limited. To book email or text/call on 07725 835565


  Dartington Dartington



Extra taster days announced for Bristol and Plymouth

Due to demand, we are announcing two extra taster dates for the Bristol and Plymouth programmes!

East of England

  East of England East of England



SSE East runs programme for green entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs East is delighted to be delivering its first programme for eco-conscious entrepreneurs in Norfolk.


  Hampshire Hampshire



National Business Awards UK - 2014 Early Registrations Invited

Designed with the aim of being a significant endorsement of corporate achievement, the National Business Awards UK enable businesses and social firms from different industries and sizes to compete on a level playing field.

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

  Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme



We’ve been shortlisted for TWO awards!

Our national Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme has been shortlisted for two Corporate Engagement Awards! The award categories we have been shortlisted for are; Best Combined Programme & Most Effective Long-term Programme. Fingers crossed we’ll be celebrating come awards night on October 28 2014.


  Midlands Midlands



Woman of the Year Nomination

New SSE Midlands student, Katie Buckingham who founded Altruist Enterprises, has been invited to attend the Women of the Year Lunch & Awards in recognition of her personal contribution to society.

North West

  North West North West



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  Scotland Scotland



Graduation at the Mound

The first year of The Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme was officially concluded with an event to showcase the social entrepreneurs and their projects.

SSE London

  SSE London SSE London



Social economy take over Westminster with people powered ad campaign

A new advertising campaign combining famous faces from the left and right of politics will be unveiled in Westminster today, as MPs return to parliament and gear up for party conferences.
The ads include billboards, posters and wraps on tube-station ticket gates, featuring the merged faces of high-profile political figures, past and present, including Boris Johnson and Karl Marx, Ronald Reagan and Fidel Castro, Angela Merkel and John Prescott.

The campaign supports the launch of the Social Economy Alliance’s 2015 election manifesto. The Alliance is calling for politicians to ditch traditional left-right notions of business against society or markets against the state.

Yorkshire and Humber

  Yorkshire and Humber Yorkshire and Humber



SSE Yorkshire Fellow Stewart Lee launches new campaign

Today Discover UK - one of our recent SSEYH graduates have launched a new awareness campaign for disabled consumers in the UK on their website.