Scale+Innovate: Employability & training | Environment & conservation

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Do you run an established charity or social enterprise working in employability and training or environment and conservation?

Looking to scale your organisation and implement a new initiative to help recover and rebuild from Covid-19?

Scale+Innovate is a free programme, run in partnership with the Postcode Innovation Trust, a grant-giving body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We’re looking for small to medium size organisations with a turnover of £75,000 a year or more, looking for support to scale further.

Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility

We recognise that discrimination of all sorts infiltrates every part of our society, and we are working hard to counter that wherever we find it. To that end, we actively encourage applications from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances and backgrounds, as well as those from disabled communities. No educational qualifications are needed to join our programmes.

We’ll make reasonable adjustments regarding accessibility to ensure all are welcomed onto the programme. Please get in touch – we’re happy to talk things through.

What will I learn?

As well as a £1,000 Booster grant to help you implement a new idea in the wake of Covid-19, you’ll learn about:

  • Leadership and management
  • Functions, systems and process
  • Branding, sales and comms
  • Impact and evaluation
  • Strategy and sustainable business model
  • Building your network of influence

The programme is made up of 15 learning days between March and September 2021, focused on helping you scale your organisation. You’ll be in a group of around 15 people at a similar stage to you. You’ll form Action Learning Sets (a bit like group coaching) to support you to overcome specific challenges you’re facing as the leader of an organisation

Inspiring social entrepreneurs and charity leaders will share what they’ve learnt growing an organisation, and experts will help you develop new skills.