School for Social Entrepreneurs North West seeks budding new young social entrepreneurs!

Updated: Apr 15



Hot on the heels of being a finalist for Echo Environment Award Community Project of the Year 2018 Blackburne House BEE You Project team have not been resting on its laurels...


An award-winning education social enterprise charity, offering a wealth of accredited study and vocational learning routes for local and vulnerable women in Liverpool. Learners can take advantage of our women-only Health Place, Bistro, Meeting House Cafe, Nursery, Events and Conference spaces. ld habitats, sustainable fashion, green tech through to up-skilling their peers to understand their role in becoming greener and animal management or forest school skills startups.


The School for Social Entrepreneurs NW has developed a practical, hands-on; learning by doing six month programme for young leaders already making waves in their local communities by tackling everyday environmental challenges such as food waste, green energy, community gardening, protection of wild habitats, sustainable fashion, green tech through to up-skilling their peers to understand their role in becoming greener and animal management or forest school skills startups.


“This new course will be the catalyst for the next generations of young leaders to shine.

in the region tackling head on the most significant challenges we all face linked to climate

change, food and fuel poverty, social inequality and new ways of working into the future.” Anna B. Sexton, Learning Facilitator, BEE You Project


Who can apply?

16 – 24-year-olds who have tested out an idea or passion project or have started up a fledgeling social enterprise, running for less than three years living across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire & Merseyside.


The six-month programme combines peer to peer ‘expert’ sessions, mentoring, Action Learning and practical business start-up skills workshops. Through the School for Social Entrepreneurs’ award-winning ethos of learning by doing and our global network of over 3,000 fellows, the successful young people will be gaining valuable leadership, employability skills and network for life.


Taking part will enable the young people to build their faith in themselves and up-skill them as leaders and professionals in their sectors and communities.


Funded through the BEE You Project at Blackburne House which is part of the Our Bright Future programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund.


To receive an application pack contact Email angelastanley@blackburnehouse.co.uk.


Phone Angela Stanley 0151 708 3914 Website link http://bit.ly/SSENWEcoSocialApply



Blackburne House

An award-winning education social enterprise charity, offering a wealth of accredited study and vocational learning routes for local and vulnerable women in Liverpool. Learners can take advantage of our women only Health Place, Bistro, Meeting House Cafe, Nursery, Events and Conference spaces. BEE You Project


An Our Bright Futures funded five-year programme enabling young people 16-24 years old to become beekeepers and develop hive sites via their school, college or community garden space. Partners include South Liverpool Homes, John Lennon Airport, Myerscough College, St. Hilda’s and St. Nicholas College, Speke. Working with School For Social Entrepreneurs NW (SSE NW) young people learn about how and what a social enterprise is and how they can go about starting up their own enterprises.


School For Social Entrepreneurs NW (SSE NW)

Founded 2008 at Blackburne House as part of the global network of schools across the UK, India and Canada SSE NW has enabled 1000’s of social enterprises to grow across Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire & Merseyside. We are offering fellowship training programmes, networking events and advocate widely across the North West for all forms of social enterprise. Partners include Lloyds Bank, Power To Change and Well Skem.


Our Bright Future

* Our Bright Future is an ambitious and innovative partnership led by The Wildlife Trusts which brings together the youth and environmental sectors.


* This £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund is formed of 31 projects across the UK.


* Each project is helping young people aged 11-24 gain vital skills and experience and improve their wellbeing. At the same time, they act as catalysts for delivering change for their local environment and community; while contributing to a greener economy.


Big Lottery Fund

* The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We put people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.


* We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. In 2016/17 we awarded £712.7 million and supported more than 13,814 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.


* Since June 2004 we have awarded £8.5 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.

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