School for Social Entrepreneurs

Funded courses for social enterprises in Devon and Somerset

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington is delighted to announce that applications are now open for two innovative new courses for social entrepreneurs in Devon and Somerset.

The courses are fully funded and provide a fantastic opportunity for social enterprises, charities, community businesses and third sector organisations that are looking to start or develop in the region.

Start Up Intensive Somerset 2018

School for Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Intensive course

This fully funded three-day start-up intensive programme is for anyone with a social enterprise idea and will give an introduction to starting and setting up a social business, giving the extra support needed to get started. Students will learn about business planning, identifying customers and start to think about measuring social impact. Day-long intensive study sessions with social enterprise witnesses, and expert workshop sessions will provide specialist tools and techniques.

“It’s been a really great process and we’ve come out of it, all of us, I think, very much stronger.” Sarah Milner-Symonds – The People’s Plot/Eat Festivals. SSE Fellow – Somerset.

Deadline for applications: 2nd September 2018

The course will be run in Taunton. Full programme details and application form can be found here.

Devon and Somerset Development Programme

School for Social Entrepreneurs Devon and Somerset courses

This is a fully funded 8-day programme, worth over £2,500 in development support. It is a course for established enterprises to delve deeper and spend time exploring their revenue generation options and strategy.

“The networking has been fantastic, worth its weight in gold… The action learning sets are fantastic, and we’re continuing with ours in Somerset now that the course is over.” Kris Scotting – Founder, Seed of Hope, SSE Fellow – Somerset.

Deadline for applications: 9th September 2018

The course will be run in Exeter. Full programme details and application form can be found here.