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Take your next steps

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


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

  • Lincolnshire Peer Network Leadership programme

    Delivered in: Online

    Who it's for: Lincolnshire based social purpose organisations including cooperatives, CIC’s, charities, community businesses

    In a nutshell: The programme will develop leadership in the social economy, build networks and support systems to encourage growth in the social economy in Lincolnshire.

  • Shifting London Learning Programme – Start Up and Trade Up

    Delivered in: London

    Who it's for: Start up and trade up level organisations

    In a nutshell: The programme will support leaders in social enterprise through access to support, learning and funding to equip leaders with the skills and networks to start and grow their social enterprise.

  • The Black Social Entrepreneurs Peer Leadership Programme

    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.

  • The Community Business Trade Up Programme

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

    Who it's for: Community businesses in England

    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.

  • Community Growth Scale Up Programme

    Delivered in: London, Online

    Who it's for: Social enterprises that have realistic plans to significantly scale up their social impact to benefit Londoners (i.e., people whose main residence is in one of the 32 boroughs or in the City of London)

    In a nutshell: Designed to assist leaders to significantly grow their social enterprise, increase income, resilience and impact, this programme will aid the development of new skills and provide support from other leaders, plus a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000.