Business Talks Setting up a Social Enterprise

Business Talk – Setting up a Social Enterprise

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September 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Entrepreneurs helping to improve communities across South Tyneside are to receive a welcome funding boost.  The Social Enterprise Boost (SEB) Fund will provide grants of up to £10,000 to the borough’s social entrepreneurs.

Delivered by Project North East (PNE), the programme aims to kick-start and accelerate social enterprises in South Tyneside. This will include the provision of finance to those already improving their communities through their work and those with aspirations of following in their footsteps.

In this Business Talk Ian Farrar is joined by a panel of guests to look at what a social enterprise is and the support and funding available to help social entrepreneurs thrive.

Melissa Middleton, business support coordinator at PNE will provide an overview of the Social boost programme, alongside Judith Wheatley a business adviser from Tedco who also offer free start-up support to would-be entrepreneurs across the borough.

South Tyneside social entrepreneur Lisa Cryer who is the founder of Jarrow-based BlueJay Wellness CIC, will join the panel to talk about her business journey. Delivering yoga, mindfulness and science courses to young people in schools across South Tyneside, BlueJay Wellness has itself received supported from PNE and South Tyneside Council in the past and Lisa believes the Social Boost programme will be key to encouraging more people to set up and grow their own social enterprises.

Join us from 10.30am and stay on afterwards for a sandwich lunch and networking. Places must be booked in advance using the EventBrite link below. The live-stream will take place from 11.00am – 12noon. This can be watched on the Invest South Tyneside website and social media channels.

One Trinity Green

Eldon Street
South Shields, NE33 1SA United Kingdom
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