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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.

  • Government Contract Wins

    Delivered in: 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 in: 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 in: 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.

  • Women’s Enterprise Growth Programme

    Delivered in: Blended (online and offline)

    Who it's for: Women aged 18-35 based in Liverpool or London

    In a nutshell: develop the skills, strengths and networks required to grow purpose-led enterprises and in turn create new jobs for underserved communities.

  • Bristol Social Enterprise Support

    Delivered in: Bristol

  • West Midlands Social Economy Business Growth Support programme

    Delivered in: West Midlands

  • Go! London Young Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme

    Delivered in: London

    Who it's for: Londoners aged 16-24 who are eager to kickstart or grow a sports-related business with a purpose

    In a nutshell: The Go! London Young Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme will give young entrepreneurs the best possible chance of success, through access to support, learning and funding.

  • Royal London Changemakers Programme 

    Delivered in: Blended (online and offline)

    Who it's for: Organisations that help people build financial resilience, or help people engage in the societal impact of the move to net zero

    In a nutshell: Free entrepreneurial support, expert consultancy and a grant. Open to UK & Ireland-based social ventures