During these difficult times we are busier than ever, delivering online to entrepreneurs across Cornwall and beyond to develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems.
SSE in Cornwall
Established eleven years ago, the School for Social Entrepreneurs in 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 in 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.
To get in contact about how we can support you please fill out our enquiry form
Programmes for 2021 – all delivery is online
Springboard – The Ideas Greenhouse
Have an idea but don’t know where to turn? Thinking of growing your passion or hobby into something more?
Our free Springboard programme will support you to gently explore your ideas from the comfort of your own home. We run friendly bite-sized sessions online and 1:1 mentoring where you can learn at your own pace in a safe and supportive space.
“Springboard helped me see what my dreams and goals were”
Natalie – Springboard participant
Find out more about Springboard
This programme is funded by CLLD and EU Structural and Investment Funds.
Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up Programme
Recruitment for our 2021 Trade Up Programme opens in March and the programme runs from October 2021- October 2022
Apply if you’ve set up an effective social enterprise already, and plan to increase your income and impact in the year ahead. Maybe your business and trading income has been affected by the pandemic? We’ll get you back on track.
You’ll learn how to increase resilience, develop different income streams and ways of working suited to the online, post Covid-19 new normal.
Trade Up offers a year of free support, including:
- Up to £4,000 Match Trading grant
- Free learning programme (14 learning days spread over a year)
- Support network
- A mentor
Click here to apply – Applications close on 23rd April 1pm
Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE)
Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Cornwall is an exciting an innovative programme supporting women entrepreneurs to develop a seed of an idea into a sustainable social enterprise. Delivered by two of our own SSE Fellows, AWE will provide a unique opportunity to embark on a 12 week programme of support, delivered in the evenings, enabling participants to link up with other likeminded women, build knowledge & expertise and hear from our ‘talent pool’ of inspirational witnesses.
Our lively supportive and interactive online sessions provide dedicated time and space to explore ideas in a safe and supportive environment; through peer 2 peer learning, 1-2-1 support and matched mentoring.
Our next programme starts in April 2021 – applications are now closed.
This programme is funded by INTERREG and European Union.
Please do stay connected with us to hear our latest news and how we can support you.
And you can email us at [email protected] or call 01872 306130
In its fifth and final year, Community Business Trade Up in partnership with Power to Change, has been transformative for nearly 300 community businesses. Meet the new cohort!
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