Training Workshops for Community Businesses and Social Enterprises

Published on 11th March 2022

Calling all community businesses & groups, social enterprises, voluntary organisations, sole traders – and anyone with a great idea for a community enterprise…   

JOIN US AT OUR TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR COMMUNITY BUSINESSES AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Register for your FREE space for any of the below workshops by clicking the link below, which will take you to a registration page in conjunction with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), Dartington. You will be given the option to choose your workshop once you've registered:

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE SPACE HERE

FUNDING FINANCE & GRANTS: DOS AND DONT'S

11th July 2.00-4.30pm, Online - Writing Winning Funding Applications*

*This workshop is funded by a grant from East Devon District Council and is supported by New Start Devon Enterprise Coaching – a programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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SOLD OUT: 13th July, 2.00-4.30pm, East Devon District Council Offices - Writing Winning Funding Applications*

*This workshop is funded by a grant from East Devon District Council.East Devon District Council funders logo

SOLD OUT: Wednesday, 29th June, 2-4.30pm, Online (Focus on Writing winning applications for funding)*~
 

*This workshop is also funded by our New Start Devon programme. 

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For more information on this course, please scroll down.

About your tutor:
Hannah has lived in Devon most of her life, apart from 3 years in London as National Director of Learning for the School for Social Entrepreneurs, where she set up the learning programme and regional Schools around the UK. She has worked for Devon County Council, supporting youth work and adult learning and for the National Lottery as a grants assessor. Hannah's long experience of working with rural communities as a consultant in social enterprise and voluntary sector development was then used in East Devon, managing projects involving youth, older people, carers and asset-based community development.

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INNOVATION: CREATING A NEW IDEA
  • Thursday 26th May, 10am-12.30pm, Online via zoom.

The business landscape has changed. How are you responding? This workshop will explore how taking a fresh approach can be great for business and introduce you to innovation planning.

About your tutor:
Mark is a qualified business lecturer with experience of both running his own training business and helping others establish their own businesses. He has assisted people in setting up businesses and works through coaching and developing visions of the future. More recently Mark has moved into the charity sector through developing Hidden Gems – a social enterprise assisting adults in recovery from drugs or alcohol to create positive futures and he is currently focused on helping people develop sustainable, living wage employment through companies that create resilient communities.

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DECARBONISATION: PLANNING YOUR FIRST STEPS TOWARDS NET ZERO

Even the smallest business should have a plan to reduce its carbon emissions. This is increasingly important to customers and is becoming key to winning contracts and attracting funding.

  • Tuesday 7th June, 10am-12.30pm, Online via zoom.

About your tutor:
Harry has worked on a range of engagement and development projects and has experience of facilitating a wide variety of multi-stakeholder, grass roots. Harry’s facilitation and engagement approach are rooted in principles of Asset Based Community Development and Design-Led Thinking and he has delivered training courses in both of these methodologies. Harry holds an MSc in ‘Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability’ from BTH University (Sweden) which is rooted in facilitation and systems thinking across disciplines. Harry represents Devon Communities Together on the Devon County Council’s Net-Zero Task Force and has hosted a series of climate emergency planning network events for local councillors.

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE SPACE HERE

Devon Social Entrepreneurs Programme is led by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with Devon Communities Together, Stir to Action and New Prosperity Devon.  It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fundwhich is managed by Devon County Council within the Devon area.

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