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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.

  • FREE webinar: What is a social enterprise? – London only

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone based in London.

    In a nutshell: An introduction into the world of social enterprise. Explore community-led challenges and get a foundation for how to tackle needs through social enterprise.

  • 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.

  • FREE webinar: What change do you want to see in the world and why? – London only

    Delivered: Online

    Who it's for: Anyone based in London.

    In a nutshell: Establish who is going to benefit from your project, who will pay for its services and the needs of these people. Learn how to measure and prove the project’s success.

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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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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 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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