Changing the future one business at a time. Supporting social entrepreneurs in Hampshire and the South of England.

SSE Hampshire Social Entrepreneurs

Action Hampshire is proud to host The School for Social Entrepreneurs Hampshire, bringing together people who want to make a difference through social enterprise.

We support new and aspiring social entrepreneurs, teaching the practical skills needed to run successful businesses and connecting them through networks, events and information sharing.

Get involved


Our SSE Hampshire team is committed to offering the best possible learning experience for students, you can be part of this as a student, acting as a mentor to one of our students, sharing your business expertise or by becoming a witness and sharing your story with our students.

If you want to find out more about SSE Hampshire, contact the team on [email protected] or 01962 857380.

Watch: Alex Shapland, Chair of Action Hampshire, retired partner from PwC and SSE Hampshire mentor and coach talks about his mentoring experience.









Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Whether you are looking to get started on a new idea or want to grow an established organisation, this programme can help. Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme offers a fully funded year of learning, a mentor and a grant to help you grow your project. The programme will  help you develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your organisation to the next stage.

The programme is delivered in 12 locations across the UK. SSE Hampshire runs the programme in Winchester and takes entrepreneurs from Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire, Dorset and Berkshire.

More about the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Watch: Find out who comes on Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme. SEWSS was supported by Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme. 

AirBrick – SSE Hampshire fellows network

Airbrick – noun – a perforated brick to allow the free flow of air into a building

AirBrick network – allows the free flow of ideas between fellows of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and other local expertsstudent logos1


Some of the fellows of SSE Hampshire – to join our next Airbrick meeting email: [email protected]

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Fellows’ stories

Pauline Jordan, founder of Hortic Therapy

Pauline Jordan, Hortic Therapy CIC

Enriching the lives of older people and those with dementia.

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Jonathan Beebee, founder of PBS4

Jonathan Beebee, PBS4

Meet the social entrepreneur whose severe head injury changed his life's direction.

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Jen Gale, Ethical Business Coach

Jen Gale, Ethical Business Coach

Meet the vet-turned-businesswoman.

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Founder of social enterprise VoxSkoool

Victoria BeeBee, VoxSkool

"If you have an idea that can help make social change - what are you waiting for?!"

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Heather Evans at her social enterprise Bespoke Biking

Heather Evans, Bespoke Biking

"SSE has given me vital skills for developing a sustainable business."

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Social Enterprise Little Gate Farm's sign

Claire Cordell, Little Gate Farm

"Little Gate Farm provides work training and skills for learning disabled adults and children so they can go onto paid work."

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