School for Social Entrepreneurs Midlands announces two forthcoming programmes — free to attend

Calling all environmental community activists & entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is looking to support 15 leaders of community organisations with an environmental focus working specifically in the West Midlands and North England. The programme is funded by the Co-operative Foundation

It is aimed at early stage community-led, environmentally focused organisations looking to move from a start-up phase where they may be dependent on grant income but want to grow their impact and income from trading.
Applicants will need to be prepared to participate in a learning and development programme which will take place in various locations across the West Midlands and North of England.
Applications are open now and the deadline is 1:00PM on 31st October.
Or, for more information, send mail to Charles Rapson

‘Community Business Trade Up’ programme

The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change and the National Lottery Community Fund, This is a free programme and comes with a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000.
Applicants must be leading organisations that are: 
  • Locally rooted – your organisation exists to benefit your local neighbourhood, village or town; your local area is at the heart of what you do
  • Accountable to the local community – you consult local people about what you do, and communicate with them
  • Trading for the benefit of the local community – you want to increase your income from trading by at least £10,000 in the next year, with profits re-invested to benefit your local community
  • Making a broad community impact – what you do engages different groups of people from your local area
The deadline for applications is 1:00PM on 27th November 2019.
 For more information send mail to Charles Rapson or join can join our online webinar – Monday 7th October 12:00 to 1:00PM.
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Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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