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New Social Enterprise Start Up Guide from SE UK

Social Enterprise UK is the national body championing and connecting social enterprises. They have partnered with Natwest on a new guide “Start Your Social Enterprise” which provides practical advice and examples to support anyone on their social enterprise journey. We particularly like the key questions included throughout the guide which help you to shape your […]

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One Week Left to go!

Our Health and Wellbeing Fund supports projects which improve life expectancy and reduce health inequalities in Stockport. This funding round we are focusing on supporting projects which improve mental health and well being and are specifically inviting projects which address one of our priority themes. We are looking for projects which will: Increase the mental […]

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Friendly Fridays Launch at the Rose Walker Centre

Last year, we awarded a grant to the Cheadle Health Community Association to pilot a new project called Friendly Fridays which will offer a range of activities to bring people together, form new friendships, improve confidence, and ultimately empower people to become advocates and supporters of Friendly Fridays. Launching later this month, Friendly Fridays will run […]

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Social Enterprise and Perseverance by Lisa from ProjectINC

My Organisation is coming up to its first birthday. Awww. I saw a problem, saw a solution, devised a blend of Education,Art and Local Culture supporting Social Mobility. I ran with it. I’m sure the seeds of your Enterprise began growth in a similar, organic way. Nourished by your own passion.Then stuff gets real! Reflecting […]

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“can you do a presentation” used to fill me with dread!

I help to run a small charity. I am often asked to speak about what we do. The words “can you do a presentation” used to fill me with dread! I am passionate about my cause but I always felt apprehensive when I know I have to get up and tell people all about it. […]

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A Light Bulb Moment, a blog by Margaret from Mellor Country House

When I saw the opportunity to attend this workshop I was both pleased and slightly nervous too. Marketing is such a big and important subject when you don’t really know what you are doing in the first place, it can feel daunting to take the first step towards the unravelling of this monster. When I […]

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Our Health and Wellbeing Fund Invests over £50,000

Our Health and Wellbeing Fund Invests over £50,000 In September we launched our Health and Wellbeing grant programme, offering up to £15,000 for projects which helped to reduce health inequalities. This round focused on three key themes: •    Promoting mental wellness, particularly for older children and young adults •    Helping to connect people […]

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Stockport Social Entrepreneurs join Flourish Network

Flourish CIC is the new social enterprise set up by Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs (WSSE) to enable them to grow the amazing work they’ve been doing to support women social entrepreneurs. They hosted a 12 hour Mentoring Marathon 2017 in the summer . During the Marathon entrepreneurs, pitched their business idea to a panel of social […]

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