Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone launched HISEZ Fusion at the end of January 2016 to support the networking and education of Entrepreneurs.
HISEZ provides support and advice to social enterprises. Fusion is a HISEZ fund in support of entrepreneurship across the Highlands & Islands. Within this there are funds specifically for young entrepreneurs.
- £500 each year to enable school children to travel to enterprise events.
- To encourage those who have started a school-based business to consider taking it forward as a serious business, £500 a year loan funding will be available.
- Delivery of sessions on social enterprise and finance in schools, colleges, and other arenas with young people, such as Young Enterprise Scotland (YES), across the Highlands and Islands.
- In partnership with YES, £1000 is available each year to enable more schools in the area to register with YES by offering a contribution to the start-up funds required.
We also have an Impact Hub in Inverness. This is part of a global network of co-working spaces, with over 100 Impact Hubs established world-wide. The Impact Hub offers a flexible work space for social entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs and brings together members from a range of backgrounds and nationalities and encourages shared learning. Impact Hub Inverness is a flexible working space established to bring together lone workers, to combat social isolation and to encourage social entrepreneurship.; a space to work and to connect with like minded individuals and organisations. Rent a desk for an hour, a day, a week, a month. Book a meeting room. Join us for coffee or a networking event. Become a member and share the benefits of becoming part of a team.
For more details about HISEZ / HISEZ Fusion check out the HISEZ website or get in touch - details below.
If you would like to know more about the Impact Hub visit our website or phone the Impact Hub on 01463 715533 to arrange a trial run.