ERDF Workshop Programme for May – July 2014

Your Social Enterprise Journey

This series of three workshops have been specially designed for those thinking about starting a new social enterprise or for existing organisations in the early stages of development. We hope you can attend all three workshops to achieve maximum benefit

Workshop 1

Starting Your Social Enterprise

Tues 13th May 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thurs 5th June 9.30am-12.30pm
Tues 8th July 9.30am-12.30pm

Have you ever wondered how you can create social change through business? Are you an existing community group consider-ing trade? This session introduces the idea of social enterprise, exploring case studies, legal structures and how to get started.

Workshop 2

Developing Your Business Plan

Wed 28th May 9.30am-12.30pm
Thurs 19th June 9.30am-12.30pm

Business planning can seem a daunting task. This practical workshop will give you the tools to develop your business plan and help you to think strategically about your social enterprise’s aims, social mission, objectives and goals or to support that financial application or tender.

Workshop 3

Financing Your Social Enterprise

Fri 23 May 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tues 29 July 9.30am-12.30pm

In this workshop we take a look at the wealth of funding and finance options available to social enterprises. Discover where to look for funding and what is available, the importance of income generation, an introduction to social investment and alternative sources of finance.