Social Enterprise Acumen have been shortlisted for the Skills & Opportunities Fund

The Skills & Opportunities Fund is one of the many ways we’re contributing to the communities we live and work in. In 2015, the fund committed £2.5m to fund projects in charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges across the UK and Ireland, and allocated a further £2.5m to be split across two rounds in 2016. The focus for this funding is to support organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

Social Enterprise Acumen are working in partnership with CVL in  Middlesbrough to support social entrepreneurs to make a difference in their local community. Please vote for Community Ventures Middlesbrough and the SEAstars programme to help us make this happen.

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SEA stars helps young people through their journey to social enterprise. Interactive, face-paced sessions help young people to identify and develop strengths, explore ideas of how to make money, and most importantly have fun, gain confidence and meet like minded people. Watch the video below to find out more about what SEA Stars offers.

The Sea Stars programme is a 4 week programme to inspire entrepreneurial spirit which will take you through the journey of developing a product or service through a series of challenges. Consider marketing, pricing, financing, routes to market and engaging with customers.Stars (2)

The Course provides:

  • 1-to-1 coaching
  • Individualised support with financial plans
  • Support in accessing start up finance
  • SEA have start up grants of up to £500 for young people on Sea Stars who get to start up phase
  • Help with resources including office space
  • Access to the social entrepreneurs

Our support does not stop there. We will continue to provide support either into employment with an existing social enterprise or help with start up.

 

FUN Friday – Getting the Message Across, 2nd September

Hello! Is anybody out there? Fun Friday Free workshop for soical enterprises 2-4pm Sjovoll Centre, Pity me, Durham


Fun Friday is a workshop for social enterprises to develop their creative thinking and problem solving techniques through fun activities and team building exercises. You will get the opportunity to connect with like minded people, and other social enterprises, while working through ways in which you can create positive results in your local community. 

Fun Friday this week is design to help you with getting your message across. You will cover how you present yourself in a style that suits you and the situation. We’ll look at how your attitude  can change how people treat you.




 

Fun Friday is our weekly event for the SEA Stars programme, as part of DurhamWorks. Cant make it this time – don’t worry. Fun Friday runs every week. Check the Durham SEA Stars page for more information.Durham Works

 

 

FUN Friday

Every Friday is Fun Friday

Fun Friday is all about creative thinking and problem solving. Here at Social Enterprise Acumen we spend the afternoon developing skills with social entrepreneurs and social enterprises … followed by pizza!

Fun Friday is part of our SEA Stars course, in partnership with DurhamWorks, which will take you through the journey of developing a product or service through a series of challenges. Consider marketing, pricing, financing, routes to market and engaging with customers.

Join us on 19th August where we focus on bouncing back.

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