Programmes

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Learn how to lead a social enterprise, small charity, environmental or community project

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.

  • South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES)

    Delivered in: Bristol, Online

    Who it's for: People in South Bristol looking to start or grow a social enterprise or community business

    In a nutshell: A series of free events and workshops to help you set up or grow your social project or enterprise whatever stage you're at.

  • Strong Foundations Bristol (NEBES)

    Delivered in: 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.

  • Wigan Social Innovators in Health and Wellbeing Programme

    Delivered in: north west, Online

    Who it's for: Early-stage organisations with a principal mission to get more people cycling and walking in Wigan

    In a nutshell: Free support (online and in-person), Action Learning and supportive peer network

  • Black Social Entrepreneurs England

    Delivered in: England, Online

    Who it's for: Black social entrepreneurs in England

    In a nutshell: Programme for Black social entrepreneurs in England. Includes 1:1 mentoring support with our partners PwC, Virtual Action Learning sets and access to a thriving community of other Black social entrepreneurs.

  • Devon Get Started

    Delivered in: 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.

  • Black Social Entrepreneurs Start Up (Scotland)

    Delivered in: Online, Scotland

    Who it's for: Black social entrepreneurs in Scotland

    In a nutshell: Start Up and pre-start up level programme for Black social entrepreneurs in Scotland. Includes 1:1 mentoring support with our partners PwC, Virtual Action Learning sets and access to a thriving community of other Black social entrepreneurs.

  • The 2022 Rank Foundation RISE Trade Up Programme

    Delivered in: Devon, Plymouth

    Who it's for: The programme is designed for leaders of social purpose organisations which are based in Plymouth or carry out the majority of their operations in Plymouth, Devon.

    In a nutshell: Eight days of learning; Three Action Learning Sets; Three 1-1 coaching sessions; a business review panel with experts; up to £10k Trade Back Grant; and a network of peers.

  • The Community Business Trade Up Programme

    Delivered in: Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Midlands, north west, Online

    Who it's for: Community businesses in England, less than 4 years old.

    In a nutshell: Community Business Trade Up is a transformative 12 month programme. Participants benefit from up to £5,000 Match Trading grant, a mentor, a support network and free learning programme to help start and grow their community business.