We support people to grow; develop their skills, personally and professionally, making a profound impact in their local communities

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 


The Springboard Programme

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 face to face along with 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 

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 running from October 2021- October 2022 is now closed.

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

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The startup using trapeze to change lives in Cornwall.

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Making fitness affordable and accessible to rural communities in Cornwall.

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Providing access to sport & physical activity to people facing barriers.

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"The support that I was able to receive and offer to people who were experiencing similar challenges, fears and had the same driving passion was a lifeline."

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"SSE not only gave us the business support and training that we needed but they were a solid, friendly and highly experienced support network."

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