Devon Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Do you have an enterprising idea to improve the communities or environment in Devon? Are you a more established social enterprise looking to increase your impact and trading income – or supply the public sector?

Our partners are offering free events and workshops for start-up or more established social enterprises (a business that trades for a social purpose). Dozens of practical learning, coaching and networking opportunities are happening around the County until June – and they’re all free!

What’s on where and when

You can book free 1-2-1 coaching for community businesses with our partners Devon Communities Together (DCT), or join their online workshops.

Funding, Finance & Grants: Dos and Don’ts

  • Wednesday 22nd June, 4pm–5pm, online (W. Devon focus)
  • Thursday 23rd June, 4pm–5pm, online (Torridge focus). Sold out.

Writing Winning Applications for Funding

  • Wednesday 29 June, 14:00-16:30, online

New Prosperity Devon are hosting a one-off event to find community led solutions to the housing crisis, featuring expert speakers and breakout workshops. Book via Eventbrite and grab something to write or draw with for their future envisioning session.

Devon Rural Housing Futures

  • Wednesday 29 June, 18:45-21:00, online

If you’d like to know about further activities and opportunities as they become available, sign up for newsletters from our partnership:

Be among the first to know of new opportunities with SSE through our social media channels – just click the icons at the bottom of this page. You can also register your interest now for SSE’s new Devon Get Started course – offering free support to upskill, network, connect and build confidence. And you can find more learning opportunities on SSE’s main courses page.


Devon Social Entrepreneurs Programme is led by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with Devon Communities Together, Stir to Action and New Prosperity Devon.  It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, which is managed by Devon County Council within the Devon area.

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