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Our workshops help you develop the skills you need to progress and create change. They typically last a day or a couple of days.

  • An Introduction to Social Enterprise: From Theory to Practice

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone looking to explore how to start a social enterprise.

    In a nutshell: Learn the background theory and context to Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship globally as well as practical, well-known examples of how this works in the UK and beyond.

  • Writing Successful Bids

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: An introductory course aimed at people who would like to learn some of the core principles for writing successful grant and funding applications.

    In a nutshell: This one-day bid writing course for charities and social enterprises will guide you through the steps that you need to take to make your organisation’s funding and grant applications more successful.

  • Measuring Social Impact

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone keen to learn how and why to measure social impact! No prior knowledge is required.

    In a nutshell: This three-day course is jam packed full of the information that you need to measure your impact successfully.

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SSE programmes are for people starting up or scaling projects that make a positive difference. You’ll be supported for up to a year.

  • Getting Serious: Your Next Steps to Success (South Bristol Enterprise Support)

    Delivered: Bristol

    Who it's for: People in South Bristol who are running a social enterprise or community business and looking for free learning and support.

    In a nutshell: A series of workshops covering many aspects of running a social enterprise, from finance to sustainability.

  • Strong Foundations Bristol (NEBES)

    Delivered: Bristol, Online

    Who it's for: People in North and East Bristol looking to start a social enterprise or community business

    In a nutshell: 4 x 4 hour online sessions throughout July covering all the basics of starting a social enterprise.

  • Devon Get Started

    Delivered: Dartington, Devon, Exeter, Online, South West

    Who it's for: Devon residents (Unfortunately this programme is not open to residents of Torbay or Plymouth); People 25 years or older that want to become self-employed, set up a business or start a social enterprise; Consider themselves to have been affected by Covid 19 or are supporting areas that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

    In a nutshell: Free tailored group workshops to suit your needs; Personalised 1-1 coaching and support; Specialised 'pitching events' to help you communicate your idea; Blended delivery for accessibility; Action Learning Sets to help you develop problem solving skills; Access to a community of likeminded people in your area.

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