Call for social entrepreneurs

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Budding social entrepreneurs still have the chance to apply for a place on the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme which is available at the Cornwall School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Recruits with entrepreneurial flair from communities across the region who are interested in starting a social enterprise can apply online at yourideastartshere.co.uk

The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs programme is due to start in October, with 12 days attendance required over 12 months. This programme is intended for people already running a young (less than two years old) social enterprise or with an idea that is ready to go.

Successful applicants will receive comprehensive learning at the school and a financial contribution of £4k to fund their organisation.

The course sessions include up-to-date and specialist information from experts in areas including finance, marketing, brand awareness, and legal structures; motivational sessions from ‘witnesses’ who run their own organisations, and are willing to share their journeys; visits to local successful social enterprises to see how they operate.

Sally Heard, chief executive at Cornwall SSE, said: “We call in experts to share their knowledge in a variety of skills as well as Cornwall SSE graduates to share their own experience.

“As we do every year, we aim to empower all our students with the appropriate tools to thrive in today’s challenging commercial climate.”

Anyone wanting further information can contact Cornwall SSE on 01208 871810, or e mail cornwall@sse.org.uk. Closing date for applications is April 2.