Bath and North East Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme [external event]

Do you have an enterprising idea to improve communities in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES)? Or are you a more established social enterprise looking to increase your impact and trading income?

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is offering practical learning, a grant, coaching and a supportive network for start-up or more established social enterprises (a business that trades for a social purpose). It’s free and it’s mostly online.

Level:
Date: Thursday 17 March, 2022 - 09:00 to 21:00

Key benefits

Start Up level Accelerator level
  • Turn your idea into a business
  • 4 month intensive entrepreneurship programme (11 contact days) focused on leadership and business development
  • Up to £5,000 Match Trading grant
  • 1-2-1 coaching sessions
  • A community of other people starting up projects in BaNES to regularly meet online, gain support and work through challenges together
  • Increase your impact and income from trading
  • 4 month intensive entrepreneurship programme (11 contact days) focused on leadership and business development
  • Up to £15,000 Match Trading grant
  • 1-2-1 coaching sessions
  • A community of other business leaders at a similar stage in BaNES to regularly meet online, gain support and work through challenges together

Bath and North East Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme is led by the School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with the West of England Combined Authority and 3SG.  It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

Is this right for me?

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the programme:

Start Up

  • Your project or idea is less than two years old.
  • You and most of your clients, customers or beneficiaries are based in BaNES.
  • You are looking to set up an organisation with a social purpose.
  • You have a plan to either start trading or increase trading in the next six months.

Accelerator

  • Your project or organisation is over two years old and has been trading for at least one year.
  • You and most of your clients, customers or beneficiaries are based in BaNES.
  • You are looking to grow the impact and income from trading of your social impact organisation/social enterprise/social venture in the next six months.

How to apply

Read these guidance notes for full details:

Complete an application form on the School for Social Entrepreneurs website.