North East

Providing training and support for social entrepreneurs across the north east of England

School for Social Entrepreneurs North East

SSE North East provides training in the form of action learning programmes and specialised workshops to enable individuals to use their entrepreneurial and creative skills to develop social enterprises that benefit the communities in which they live and work.

SSE North East moves around the region with our programmes, preferring to not restrict our activities by basing ourselves in any one location. We run a variety of long and short term programmes.  Our student cohorts are equally as diverse as the region, which adds to the strength of our programmes.

With a growing team, SSE North East and SSE Yorkshire and Humber work closely together to extend the reach across the north of England to create a vast and fantastic network of social entrepreneurs.

Get Involved

Being involved with the School for Social Entrepreneurs North East doesn’t stop at being a student. There are a number of ways that your organisation can become involved; you could become a ‘witness’, sharing your story with our social entrepreneurs, or you could act as a mentor to one of our students.

If you or your organisation are interested in getting involved please get in touch:

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 North East runs the programme in Durham and takes entrepreneurs from across the north east.

More about the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

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Davie Parks from The Skill Mill

Davie Parks, The Skill Mill

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has been key to our success and helped develop The Skill Mill from a dream into reality."

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