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Online workshops

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

  • Finding New Customers And Making More Sales

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone keen to get a comprehensive introduction to sales.

    In a nutshell: This one-day workshop will provide you with all the tools, techniques and help you will need to make finding new customers as straightforward as possible.

  • Social Business Modelling and Scaling

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone looking for practical advice and tools / resources to help them scale their financial, social and environmental impacts.

    In a nutshell: This workshop will cover a broad range of integrated topics that are instrumental in creating and expanding a successful social business model.

  • 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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Programmes

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

  • London Health Accelerator for Social Enterprise

    Delivered: London

    Who it's for: Senior leaders working in or seeking to work in London’s health and life sciences sector

    In a nutshell: This 10-week intensive programme equips participants with the necessary skills, mentorship, knowledge and connections to grow and scale their social enterprise while tackling health inequities in underserved communities

  • Government Contract Wins

    Delivered: Online for people living in a variety of locations across England

    Who it's for: Charities and social enterprises located in and delivering activities in England with turnover between £250,000 to £10 million wanting to improve their success at bidding for public sector contracts.

    In a nutshell: Four half-day workshops over six months in a cohort, covering opportunity mapping, bid writing, pitching and social value reporting.

  • RBC Brewin Dolphin Procurement Readiness Programme

    Delivered: Blended (online and offline)

    Who it's for: Established social enterprises looking to scale and secure bigger private and public contracts

    In a nutshell: Free support (online and in-person), £2,000 grant and supportive peer network

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VCSE Contract Readiness

A new programme to help charities and social enterprises bid for and win public sector contracts

  • Government Contracts Revealed

    Delivered: Online for people living in a variety of locations across England

    Who it's for: Charities and social enterprises located in and delivering activities in England who are interested in public sector procurement opportunities but have little or no experience of tendering.

    In a nutshell: Wondering about public sector procurement but not sure it’s for you? You might be surprised at the prospects. Start with this 90 minute introductory webinar – you’ll discover where to find government contracts, and how to bid for them.

  • Government Contract Ready

    Delivered: Online for people living in a variety of locations across England

    Who it's for: Charities and social enterprises located in and delivering activities in England with turnover between £100,000 to £10 million wanting to get contract ready and bid for public sector contracts.

    In a nutshell: Improve your prospects of winning public sector contracts. A one-day workshop plus self-guided online modules to support you in public procurement.

  • Government Contract Wins

    Delivered: Online for people living in a variety of locations across England

    Who it's for: Charities and social enterprises located in and delivering activities in England with turnover between £250,000 to £10 million wanting to improve their success at bidding for public sector contracts.

    In a nutshell: Four half-day workshops over six months in a cohort, covering opportunity mapping, bid writing, pitching and social value reporting.

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