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Short interviews with some of the inspirational social entrepreneurs we've supported. Read about the impact they're having and what they think of SSE.

Fellows’ stories

Navedia Young outside 198 Contemporary Arts where the School for Social Entrepreneurs held the Igniting Change in Lambeth Programme graduation.

Navedia Young, Neurodiversity Learning

“You learn through laughter. [The Igniting Change in Lambeth Programme] gave me the space to do just that.”

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The two beneficiary groups that Creative Generations works with: an older woman, and a young child.

Kara Thompson, Creative Generations

"It was brilliant to have such supportive people around me.”

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Sara Marsh, SSE fellow and manager of Treverbyn Community Hall, standing in front of the social enterprise's logo

Sara Marsh, Treverbyn Community Hall

"Any reservations I had about taking time out to participate in the [Community Business Trade Up] programme vanished within the first half an hour!”

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Steven Platts, founder of Groundswell

Steven Platts, Groundswell

“The Match Trading grant helped us smash targets compared to last year.”

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Founder of ReapShares, Eric Owusu, with a product from the social enterprise

Eric Owusu, ReapShares

“The network available to me through the Fellowship Programme is phenomenal and will undoubtedly help to shape my project every step of the way.”

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Marnie Rose, founder of charity The Garden Classroom

Marnie Rose, The Garden Classroom

Hear from SSE fellow Marnie who joined our Scale+Accelerate Programme.

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Volunteers and local community enjoying Scotswood Natural Community Garden

Karen Dobson, Scotswood Natural Community Garden

"The most helpful part of the programme was meeting people from other social enterprises, sharing ideas and supporting one another."

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CEO of The Dorothy Parkes Centre, Robert Bruce, with award

Robert Bruce, The Dorothy Parkes Centre

"It’s a win-win & I would encourage anybody in a similar position to apply [to the Community Business Trade Up programme]"

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Photo of Lisa, founder of Talking Heads

Lisa Lea-Weston, Talking Heads

"I’m proud of what I achieved on [the programme]. There were some big hurdles for me to overcome”.

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Action to Prevent Suicide founder, Chukumeka Maxwell. Copyright: Tom Hargreaves

Chukumeka Maxwell, Action to Prevent Suicide

“The journey opened my mind and helped me see things in a different way.”

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