Social Enterprise Drive 2021 | A Packed Week of Online Events (19-23 April)

This year SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DRIVE is bringing experiences of social enterprise to the people of Birmingham and the broader West Midlands, by raising awareness of business for good, and supporting businesses and residents to get involved in their Social Enterprise City.

This includes your purchasing power for good, volunteering or even starting a social business. We’ve also included new social enterprise events such as our wellbeing- enhancing, stress-busting lunchtime activities and our early evening maker sessions with amazing social entrepreneurs leading you through your very own ‘make and do’ experience!

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DRIVE 2021 has something for everyone, whether you’re a social entrepreneur, Public Sector commissioner, private sector business, working in supply chain or an individual with an interest in businesses that ‘do more good’ across our communities.

You can download the full programme for the week

Or browse and book onto all events 

#SED2021 has 5 key calls to action that run throughout the weeks agenda…

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YOUR WEEK OF ONLINE EVENTS | Slow release videos daily | Download and share the full #SED2021 Programme SED2021 Programme FINAL

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MONDAY 19 APRIL 2021


9.30  LAUNCH OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DRIVE 2021 (60 mins)

Join us online for your welcome from Sarah Crawley (CEO, iSE CIC) & the #SED2021 video release | Facebook Live


12.00  LUNCHTIME STRESS BUSTER #1 (45 mins)

Kickstart your week with a free fun fitness session for everyone, led by SHE BEASTS FITNESS | Booking essential


13.00  BIRMINGHAM PORRIDGE (90 mins)

Pitch your social business idea to the audience & most votes wins micro-funding, supported by BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY MATTERS & ACTEMIUM UK | Booking essential


TUESDAY 20 APRIL 2021


10.00  TALKING HEADS: CARERS CONSORTIUM IN THE COMMUNITY (60 mins)

Hear the story of social enterprise sustainability from leading care consortium FORWARD CARERS CIC | Booking essential


11.00  GET UP & GROW: FINDING INVESTMENT FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (60 mins)

Insights & ‘been there’ learning on gaining social investment, hosted by iSE CIC along with GREATER BIRMINGHAM & SOLIHULL LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP & THE KEY FUND | Booking essential


12.00  LUNCHTIME STRESS BUSTER #2 (45 mins)

Get moving at lunchtime with this free low-medium impact exercise session, led by IMPACT4LIFE CIC | Booking essential


16.00  A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN PRACTICE

Hear from LIVING WELL UK about their journey from pilot to key delivery agency and the lessons they have learnt working together. | Booking essential


18.30  MAKE & DO #1 (90 mins)

Make-a-long with THE WOOD SHACK (part of JERICHO) to make your own box planter or use it in home-office | Booking essential


WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL 2021


10.10  SHOP FOR CHANGE: BUYING FROM SOCIAL ENTERPRISES (60 mins)

Buying social is about using spending power to create social impact in communities, panel conversation with ORBIT GROUPMcLAUGHLIN & HARVEY CONSTRUCTION, chaired by iSE CIC | Booking essential


11.00  CYCLE IN THE CITY (60 mins)

Connecting with social enterprises in a ‘behind the scenes’ cycle tour of Social Enterprise Green Places in Birmingham, hosted by iSE CIC | Booking essential


12.00  LUNCHTIME STRESS BUSTER #3 (45 mins)

A free mindfulness workshop to reduce feelings of stress & anxiety, led by RESET WELLBEING CIC | Booking essential


12.00  START A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: IS THIS THE BUSINESS MODEL OF THE FUTURE? (60 mins)

Lunchtime learning for those looking to join the social entrepreneur movement, hosted by iSE CIC | Please register for Facebook Live


18.15  MAKE & DO #2 (75 mins)

Make-a-long with FEED MY CREATIVE CIC – Textiles & Tech, a mystery creative textile-based masterpiece awaits you! | Booking essential


19.30  MAKE & DO #3 (90 mins)

Stitch-a-long with WOOLLY MAMMOTH STITCH WORKS CIC & create your Sun & Star in this beginners Woolly Wellness guided workshop | Booking essential


THURSDAY 22 APRIL 2021


9.10  STRONGER TOGETHER CONFERENCE (to include networking until 16.30)

A social enterprise eco-system for growth and sustainability with expert insights, panels, Q&A, trading opportunities & action-led workshops, facilitated by iSE CIC & part of Birmingham Social Enterprise City initiative | Booking essential


12.00  LUNCHTIME STRESS BUSTER #4 (45 mins)

Relax & re-set with this gentle stretch out ahead of your afternoon, led by LODESTAR WELLNESS CIC | Booking essential


15.30  MEET PEOPLE & DO BUSINESS NETWORKING (60 mins)

Make new connections & catch up with your contacts at our interactive, online networking hour | Booking essential


18.30  MAKE & DO #4 (90 mins)

In the kitchen ‘clean baking’ cook-a-long to make a delicious vanilla cheesecake, led by CHANGEKITCHEN CIC | Booking essential


19.00  MAKE & DO #5 (90 mins)

A fun taster session where you will make 2 unique pieces of polymer clay jewellery, led by SHELANU | Booking essential


FRIDAY 23 APRIL 2021


10.00  THE VALUE OF VOLUNTEERING (60 mins)

Hear from social enterprises, volunteers & peers on the impact they create, and our session speaker GOWLING WLG | Booking essential


14.00  LUNCHTIME STRESS BUSTER #5 (45 mins)

A seated, easy-to-follow, movement class for every age & ability, led by INSPIRED STEPS CIC | Booking essential


 
Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who help make SOCIAL ENTERPRISE DRIVE 2021 happen… collaboration in action!

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