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We can’t fix issues like poverty, climate change and ill-health alone.
That’s why the School for Social Entrepreneurs exists.


The School for Social Entrepreneurs in the North West (SSE NW) was launched in Liverpool in 2007 in partnership with Blackburne House, one of the country’s leading social enterprises. As part of the international School for Social Entrepreneurs team, it now supports Social Entrepreneurs and Community Business Leaders from across the North West to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference.


Despite what our name says, we’re not a traditional school; learning with SSE is inspiring, action-based and accessible. We support people in other ways too, such as funding, action learning and mentoring.


From ground breaking programmes in Cultural Leadership, Social Innovation in Health and Wellbeing to Young Enterprise and the SSE’s first ever Environmental Entrepreneurs programme, SSE NW have helped thousands of people develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. In turn, they help millions of people in need.


Together, we’re changing lives and transforming communities.

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