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 have been offering free events and workshops for start-up or more established social enterprises (a business that trades for a social purpose).

What’s on where and when

From Idea to Income. Get ready to start trading and help your community.

Free Zoom Masterclass, 9.30  ̶  11am Thursday 28th July

  • Are you passionate about helping people or our environment?
  • Have you got an idea but don’t know where to start?
  • Have you got untapped skills you’d love to use?

This online session will help you get ready to make a difference through trading. It is tailored to those who are out of work or looking for a new way to earn. Learn about:

  • Finding income from funders and self-employment
  • Your strengths and weaknesses
  • What excites you to get things done
  • Market research – engaging your community
  • How to support yourself as an entrepreneur

Led by SSE social enterprise expert Sam Haydock and presented with our partners Devon Communities Together (DCT), this masterclass will feature speakers who’ve set up community businesses or started working for themselves.

Register on Eventbrite.

Our programme of events on the Devon Social Enterprise Programme is coming to an end shortly. 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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