Five years ago Cornwall was recognised as the first Rural Social Enterprise Zone in the UK, building on the entrepreneurial farming, food and tin mining culture that has existed here for hundreds of years. Today the proportion of self-employment in Cornwall is 50% higher than the UK average and is thriving across the county, with the iconic Eden Project and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall as beacons of success.
Impact evaluation on our Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme (2012-17)
The people we support tackle society’s biggest problems while creating meaningful jobs.
We’ve just published the results of our biggest ever impact evaluation. Our Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme (2012-2017) shows our Social Entrepreneurs have an incredible multiplier effect from the support they receive. Please click here for our evaluation results – SSE Cornwall Evaluation
Established ten years ago, the School for Social Entrepreneurs Cornwall (SSE Cornwall) supports Social Entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions and create social change. As part of a network of global schools SSE Cornwall delivers programmes to support and equip people to start, scale and strengthen their organisations, making a significant positive difference to their local communities on issues they experience and are passionate about. Two-Thirds of social enterprises are supporting people from disadvantaged groups and 44% are employing them *
How we support social entrepreneurs
Over the years SSE Cornwall has developed into a highly credible organisation with integrity at its heart. With the support of a very experienced Board of Directors the company has evolved into the go to place for Social Enterprise support in Cornwall.
We design, develop and deliver programmes of support from pre-start to leadership . Local support from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall Council has been integral to its success.
We're delighted to publish an independent evaluation of our work.