North West

Providing training, networking and ongoing opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the North West.

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The School for Social Entrepreneurs North West was launched in Liverpool in 2007 in partnership with Blackburne House, one of the country’s leading social enterprises.

To date, we have developed and delivered several intensive nine-month core programmes, including a Cultural Leadership Programme, a Transnational Programme, a Social Innovators in Health and Wellbeing Programme and the SSE’s first ever Environmental Programme.  In addition, we developed and delivered several short and bespoke Associate Fellowship programmes centred on Action Learning Sets.

In 2008 we developed an innovative SSE Programme for Young People and we continue to work closely with schools across the North West region, developing and delivering bespoke programmes.

Our Alumni goes from strength to strength and we now have more than 300 Fellows and Associate Fellows of SSE North West.

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.

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Fellows’ stories

Daniel Robinson, Peloton Liverpool

"For a start-up it’s a depressing world out there at times. The SSE is the antidote."

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A beneficiary of IDS Services enjoys a day out at a farm

Ilva Rollason, IDS Services CIC

"It was great hearing from more experienced social entrepreneurs and having them share their stories during the witness sessions, it really helped me to put my experiences into context."

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Phillip Benson

Philip Benson, Xing

"The School for Social Entrepreneurs has been inspirational, it’s been great meeting like-minded people who all have similar goals."

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Christine Dryden at her social enterprise Lotus Brook Limited

Christine Dryden, Lotus Brook Limited

"The confidence boost that the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme has given me has been invaluable."

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