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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

Ldn Dares at Shakespeare Globe. Photo credit: Pete le May

Ursula Joy, Ldn Dares

Helping people grow in confidence, learn self-compassion, and nurture a positive body image

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Nour Chakroun, founder of Inspiring Women's Network, smiling into camera, in front of a fence and some greenery

Nour Chakroun, Inspiring Women's Network

Creating a supportive and empowering women-led community in Cornwall

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Jane Kippaz and Jane Levosh from Step and Stone with one of their apprentices holding an award

Jane Chong & Jane Kippax, Step and Stone

Developing skills and confidence of young people with learning disabilities

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Joanna in foreground smiling to the camera with her hand up, palm facing camera. Her team are in the background smiling. They're on Weirhall Road Community Open Space

Joanna Nim-Heung Yeung, Weirhall Road Community Open Space

Repurposing disused land to benefit the whole community

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Esther Smith, St Nicks Centre for Nature and Green Living

Creating lasting environmental change in York and beyond.

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Annie Berrington, Get Out More CIC

On a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body.

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Adenike Adekunle, Banicorp Foods

Providing safe and nutritious meals to support those living below the poverty line in Nigeria

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Abdul Shiil headshot photo

Abdul Shiil, Sahan Cares

Supporting employment opportunities for Somalian women refugees.

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Sophie Simpson, dancing

Sophie Simpson, SS Dance & Wellbeing

Turned her passion for dance into a social enterprise promoting well-being for all ages and abilities.

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two people in front of a green mobile library van.

Mirella Ferraz, Share Shed

Helps people borrow the stuff they need instead of buying it.

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