Somerset Social Enterprise Events 2022

Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme is led by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with Somerset Social Enterprise Network (Smart Communities Ltd), Somerset Community Foundation and Spark Somerset. It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, which is managed by Somerset County Council within the Somerset region.

All workshops and events are free to attend and for social organisations and aspiring entrepreneurs based in Somerset. Most events are online.

COFFEE STOP! Networking for Somerset Social Enterprises

31st January

10 am – 11 am

Venue: Red Brick BuildingMorland Road Northover BA6 9FT

Meet like-minded people, share ideas and get inspired.

Happy New Year! Meeting in the super-relaxed Red Brick Building’s café, this is a chance for social enterprises to get together and make connections in person.

Bev at Red Brick will also be sharing how they’ve got to where they are and their exciting developments for 2023. There might also be a chance to have a nose around the building as well.

The event is ideal for Somerset Social Enterprise Network members. Non-members are also welcome – whether you are an experienced social entrepreneur, an enthusiastic start-up or are thinking of setting up a social enterprise in Somerset we hope you will join us.

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SHARE IT! Networking for Somerset Social Enterprises

22nd February

7 pm – 8 pm

Online via Zoom

Mental health and wellbeing focus … This is a great chance to meet like-minded people, share ideas and get inspired.

Meet Phil Sharratt, founder ofSocial Circles CIC,who is helping people reclaim and connect with their natural environment to improve wellbeing and mental health. Great networking particularly if you’re supporting people, growing, food and outdoor land-based projects.

Connect with other social enterprises who can inspire you.

This is a FREE online event forSomerset Social Enterprise Network members. Non-members are also welcome .

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SSEN Advice Surgery at Chard Together Event

11th March

11:00 am

The Guildhall, Chard

Somerset Social Enterprise Network’s free Advice Surgery at the Chard Together event.

Chard Together is a celebration of communities and cultures that make Chard special. It’s a day of culturally diverse music, food, stories, dance and performance. Book your 20 minute advice slot, or come along at any time to enjoy the amazing atmosphere… we’d love to see you.

Booking: For an advice slot,sign up for this event and we will send you a booking link.

Please note by signing up for a free 121 advice slot, you agree to:Your name/organisation being shared as evidence of attendance for the SSEN Network funders (see our logo below).

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Save Money! Manage Rising Energy Costs

14th March

10 am – 12 noon

Online via Zoom

Find out more about the new Government Energy Bills Discount Scheme for businesses and eligibility. Check if your energy bills are accurate and identify billing errors. How to save costs and be ‘greener’ and where to go for further support and help. Utility Aid, the largest energy broker in the UK not for profit sector will give advice and answer your questions.

As well as knowing where you stand… there may be additional energy discounts for some SSEN members. The Community Council for Somerset, our sister charity, already have a partnership agreement in place with Utility Aid for the Somerset Community Buildings Network members. Some community buildings (village halls, hubs etc.) have already saved a considerable amount on their bills. Come along and see if you can save.

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More events to come!

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