Health and Wellbeing Trade Up Programme

This programme has already taken place. But fear not! We run lots of other courses.

The Health and Wellbeing Trade Up Programme supported projects and social enterprises that benefit communities in Lambeth or Southwark, in London. It ran from September 2019 to September 2020.

The programme supported people to grow their projects, and helped them build a support network of other people running projects nearby. Students learnt how to increase income and improve impact. The programme included:

  • Up to £10,000 from a Match Trading grant
  • A free learning programme, to help strengthen organisations (12 days spread over a year)
  • A support network of peers, who help develop plans and act as a sounding board

There was no cost to students at any point, thanks to our partnership with Guys & St Thomas’ Charity

Key learning from this programme

Who did we support?

We supported for projects that improve health and wellbeing of people in Lambeth or Southwark, in London.

You can read about all their projects here.

Their projects focused on either of two issues – one that affects children, and one that affects adults:

1. Tackling childhood obesity – for example, your project might be:

  • helping families to prepare healthy meals or to make positive changes to the home environment
  • helping schools to provide healthy food
  • creating healthier alternatives to snacks
  • providing more affordable health products
  • creating interventions that change spaces to encourage healthy eating and increase physical activity
  • creating products and services aimed at parents supporting positive eating and physical activity
  • supporting pregnant women to eat healthily and exercise
  • encouraging breastfeeding

2. Helping to slow the progression from one long-term health condition to many, in working-age adults – for example, your project might be:

  • helping adults with a long-term condition to improve their physical and mental health
  • supporting adults with health conditions into employment
  • helping adults with health conditions to better manage their finances
  • reducing isolation among adults with health conditions
  • helping adults with health conditions to live healthier lifestyles and increase physical activity

Projects generally had an annual income of at least £15,000 (including sales/trading, grant and donation).

More about the programme

Watch this online information session, with Ian, SSE’s head of learning.