Support for SSE fellows

School for social entrepreneurs fellows


Intro to support for SSE fellows

Fellows future fund

 Fellowship event series

More learning for SSE fellows

Promote and sell your work

Offers and discounts for SSE fellows


Intro to support for the SSE fellows community


The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) helps 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. Over the last 20 years we’ve equipped thousands of people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference.

But we’re not stopping there.

SSE is committed to supporting the growing network of social entrepreneurs we’ve worked with over the years to grow their impact – individually and collectively. We are rolling out activities and initiatives developed with, by and for SSE fellows with the aim of:

  •        developing personal and enterprise skills 
  •        supporting enterprise growth 
  •        improving impact and its measurement 
  •        strengthening connections 
  •        celebrating and promoting 
  •        movement building

Together, we’re changing lives and transforming communities.

Social Partners

As part of this ambitious programme to support SSE fellows, SSE has launched the Social Partners initiative.  Our Social Partners are a community of like-minded people with extensive business experience who donate both time and money to support SSE fellows. They make the above activities possible, working with SSE fellows on an individual basis as mentors and providing financial support.

Meet a social partner

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SSE fellows future fund

About the fund

Grants of £7,500 and mentoring support are exclusively available to SSE fellows. Funding rounds open multiple times per year. The next funding round opens on 28th June 2021. Find out more here.

Can I apply?

Are you a graduate of an SSE programme that lasted at least six months? Did the programme end at least 12 months before the opening of the funding round?

The Fellows Future Fund opens multiple times per year. To make sure you are notified of any upcoming funding rounds subscribe to our newsletter and tick Yes under ‘Are you an SSE fellow?’

Find out more and apply

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SSE fellows events

Events overview

Throughout the year SSE is hosting a range of events so that old friends can keep in touch, new connections can be made and the community of the SSE fellows can be continually warmed and strengthened.

Events might include special guest speakers, panel discussions, workshops and plenty of opportunities to socialise, network and catch up with others in the community.

Find out more about events

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More learning for SSE fellows

Virtual Action Learning Sets

SSE fellows can join supported virtual action learning sets for £148 per person for 4 sessions.

Sets will meet virtually four times over the course of a year and be facilitated by an SSE facilitator.

Coaching and mentoring

Through partnerships with organisations such as PWC, Social Partners and Linklaters, SSE is able to offer opportunities to take advantage of the skills and experience of personnel from these organisations.

To keep up to date with these opportunities, sign up to our newsletter, just make sure you tick ‘Yes’ under ‘Are You An SSE Fellow’.

Find out more about coaching and mentoring

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SSE programmes and workshops

Other SSE programmes

You don’t need convincing of the value of SSE’s courses but have you explored all the 10+ other programmes available? SSE has learning available across many focuses, from local community business to global environmental issues.

Long programmes include:

See all programmes available

Short courses and workshops

SE offers a wide range of specialist training that takes place over one or a few days. A few examples of which are:

See all workshops available

SSE offers a discount to SSE fellows on the following short courses:

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Promote and sell your work

Promote your work through SSE

We LOVE to shout about our amazing SSE fellows and their projects. SSE fellows are encouraged to take advantage of our channels of communication.

Do not hesitate to get your voice heard! Share you knowledge and bring attention to the important issues by contributing to our blog content or even writing your own.

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Promote yourself as an SSE fellow

We hope you are proud to be a fellow of SSE and will want to promote your achievement. We encourage our fellows community to take advantage of SSE’s reputable brand by using your special fellows logo.

SSE fellows logo

Click the logo to download full size.

How to use the SSE fellow logo

  • You can use the logo on your marketing materials, email signature, website and online profiles (eg. Linkedin).
  • Please do not alter the logo in any way by changing the shape, colour or proportions of the logo.
  • Please do not shrink or stretch the SSE logo so that it loses clarity or becomes pixelated.

Sell at events

SSE has close ties with a number of large corporate organisations who host events such as Christmas markets that are prime opportunities to sell your your products and services.

The best place to hear about these opportunities is on our Newsletter, which you can sign up to here, just  tick ‘Yes’ under ‘Are You An SSE Fellow?’.

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Offers and discounts for SSE fellows

We are pleased to offer a selection of discounts and special offers provided by our partner organisations and members of the SSE fellows community. Discounted or free products and services include:

  • RSA membership
  • pro bono legal support
  • Social enterprise mark
  • and more…

Check out discounts and offers for SSE fellows

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