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School for Social Entrepreneurs

School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) empowers people to create change in their communities and improve the lives of others. It supports social entrepreneurs: people who tackle social problems by starting, scaling and sustaining organisations.

SSE helps more than 1,000 leaders of social change every year through courses, connections and support.

Michael Young founded SSE in 1997 in London. Today, its network of 11 schools impacts communities across the UK, Canada and India.

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As Community Business Weekend begins, Power to Change announces support for Match Trading, bringing SSE’s grant-funding innovation to 100 community businesses
04 Oct 2017 07:45
At the dawn of Community Business Weekend [5 - 8 October], Power to Change today announces its backing for Match Trading™ as a tool to support the growth of community businesses. Match Trading is an innovation in grant-funding that incentivises social enterprises and community businesses to grow through...
How can we support social enterprises to grow? SSE unveils Match Trading, an innovation in grant-funding
20 Sep 2017 07:15
It’s been three years in the making, and will be used by at least 500 social entrepreneurs in the next five years. It draws on School for Social Entrepreneurs’ 20 years of experience in supporting social entrepreneurs working in the most difficult markets. And it’s supported by Big Lottery Fund...
School for Social Entrepreneurs secures further £2.55m funding for social entrepreneurs from Big Lottery Fund
22 Aug 2017 10:00
For immediate release London, UK - Big Lottery Fund has renewed its funding for social entrepreneurs who are supported by School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), with a £2.55m grant. The renewal extends Big Lottery Fund’s commitment to the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, in partnership...
Hey, community businesses! Get up to £10,000 and support to help you grow
13 Jul 2017 06:15
Hey, community businesses! Get up to £10,000 and a learning programme to help you grow London, UK – Community businesses are the organisations that put their local area at the very heart of what they do: the restaurants, energy companies, bakeries, sports clubs and pubs that are run by and for...
“We need to explode the myth of social enterprise being a wholly sustainable business model,” says CEO of School for Social Entrepreneurs at 20th anniversary party
07 Jul 2017 15:15
London, UK – for immediate release: School for Social Entrepreneurs, which now supports more than 1,000 leaders of social change each year through its global network of 11 schools, this week celebrated its 20th anniversary in style. Espresso martinis flowed as break-dancers helped 250 guests party...
New charity partnership between Power to Change and School for Social Entrepreneurs will support 130 community business leaders
08 May 2017 13:15
[Embargoed until 00:01 Thursday 11th May] London, UK - An exciting new partnership between charities School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and Power to Change will support 130 leaders of community businesses in England (organisations whose purpose is to benefit their local communities). SSE and...
New impact report shows SSE Fellows are building the social economy from the bottom up
06 Jul 2016 13:45
Newly released impact data from a review of the first three years of the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, conducted by Can Invest and Investing for Good, found that the Programme is unique in its scale and design with participants coming from diverse backgrounds and from...

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Sophie Hobson
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Tel: 0207 089 9120