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SSE Hampshire end of year round-up


2014 has been a great year for the School for Social Entrepreneurs Hampshire.

We have run four different programmes including the main year-long Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme; the PwC Social Entrepreneurs Programme; a Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme at Warblington High School and a Social Start-up Programme in partnership with the University of Portsmouth; phew!

The results of all this means that a total of 40 individuals, including young people, have directly participated on one of our programmes and successfully completed a course.

As a result of supporting these individual and their social enterprises, over 60 volunteers have been recruited; 13 people were employed and there have been around 1,550 beneficiaries overall who’ve been reached through their hard work. They’re pretty impressive numbers which show the impact social enterprise can have on local communities!

In addition, 19 eager entrepreneurs were recruited and began their journey on the Lloyds Bank Programme in October this year.

2015 looks set to also be interesting with further new programmes being considered too so watch this space for further announcements.

As always we’d love to hear if there’s anything else you like to see SSE Hampshire offer, so do get in touch if you’d like to suggest a particular course or area of support you’d like.

Finally, a few words to wrap-up from Sue Dovey, Action Hampshire CEO and lead on the School for Social Entrepreneurs Hampshire:

“Congratulations to all those who completed SSE Hampshire courses last year. Please keep us informed about your progress next year.

Given the economic and political backdrop, 2015 will, undoubtedly, be just as tough a year as 2014 was. Social Enterprise has never been more needed to find sustainable ways of addressing social needs. Social Entrepreneurs are inspiring to work with as they do not waste energy agonising on what can no longer be done, but focus on what they can do and change.

We send you all season’s greetings and look forward to working with you next year.”