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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.

  • Writing a Successful Funding Application

    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 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.

  • Sources of Funding for Charities and Social Enterprises

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone keen to explore new or alternative income streams.

    In a nutshell: This workshop empowers people to discover and attain a wide range of funding sources for their organisations.

  • 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.

  • Business for Good Growth and Resilience Programme

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Socially minded or democratically owned businesses based in West Yorkshire.

    In a nutshell: The programme will support alternative businesses to grow their impact with particular emphasis towards those creating and safeguarding jobs.

  • 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.

  • Bristol and West of England Social Enterprise Support

    Delivered: Bristol

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VCSE Contract Readiness

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

  • 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 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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