To Nottingham, on Friday 15th February 2019 – to attend the launch of a new programme of support for budding social entrepreneurs from OLMEC.
Olmec’s mission is ‘...race equality through economic and social justice‘, and we are delighted, at SocEntEastMids to be able to support the work.
First Steps In Social Enterprise is free and open to existing and aspiring social entrepreneurs from BME (Black and Ethnic Minority) backgrounds – across the Nottingham and Derby area.
- Are you a sole trader, or have a skill and want to develop a business that benefits the community?
- Have a social enterprise idea / social enterprise at an early stage?
- Want to develop a social enterprise model from an existing community organisation?
- Are an entrepreneur that wants to develop a social enterprise?
- Are a working and/or living in Nottingham or Derby?
‘The programme is designed to support aspiring social entrepreneurs’ ideas through a structured 12-week programme and 9 months online support including access to a moderated FaceBook group with online training.’ Source: OLMEC web pages
- Applications Open February 15th
- Applications close March 15th
- Interviews March 19th to 21st
- 3-month programme runs March 23rd to June 15th
- Online support runs to March 31st 2020
You can view, print or download the application form and details below…
You can discover more of the collaborative work of OLMEC here.
About the event:
We convened in the performance space at New Art Exchange on Gregory Boulevard, an ideal setting for an entrepreneurial engagement. Inspirational speakers, good food and coffee and an opportunity to discuss early ideas in an encouraging and non-critical atmosphere.
We enjoyed it immensely. Discover the venue here – http://www.nae.org.uk/
The speakers also gave us an opportunity to discover new resources, pertinent to the equality and inclusion agenda…
‘Languages are for everyone! Enjoy learning two or more languages with our products, games and guides.
Lil’ollo is for young learners from birth onwards, whether you are speaking several languages fluently at home or just getting started. Join our free club to receive free products, guides and more’. (A beautifully designed resource…Ed.) See more here...
‘Created by family history historian, founder of Every Generation Media and Windrush Generation campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE, this storytelling board game is designed to keep the stories and history of the Windrush Generation alive. It helps families, friends and communities share their heritage, family history, identity and culture through the sharing of stories.’ See more here… ( A great resource to keep oral history and family knowledge alive and resonant…Ed.)
A great day, a great community and an important programme for the early social business man or woman. Apply today, we recommend it!