We have some wonderful news to share: We’ve have been selected to participate in the start up programme with the School of Social Enterprise.
This includes one years business support and mentorship as well as £3,000 seed money which we will be using amongst other things to register as a Community Benefit Society with the support of Co-operatives UK and to develop the marketing of our Nutrition and Cooking classes from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as a viable sustainable method of supporting the mission of our social enterprise which is to make Nutrition and Cooking classes accessible and available to all on prescription.
We are super excited about the future and we thank SSE and their funders for this opportunity!
The programme kicks off in October.
(Side note: If you know of a social enterprise that could benefit of this type of support: Start-up, Trade-up or Scale-up, share the above SSE link with them)
More about the programme:
What impact is this programme having?
Since 2012, this programme has supported 1,300 social entrepreneurs. In 2017-18, they will support another 260. One in four students of this programme have direct experience of the social issue they aim to address, and half work in the 20% most deprived UK communities.
Is this really free?
School for Social Entrepreneurs is a charity. Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Big Lottery Fund support the programme by funding every place and grant on this programme, because they are committed to supporting social entrepreneurs.
A learning programme
A community of people who run social and environmental projects