Do you have a great business idea which could positively impact your local community or environment? Want some help to get it off the ground?
Is it time for you to be part of the social business movement, joining over 5,500 social enterprises across Scotland which already trade to address social needs, to strengthen communities, to improve people’s lives and to protect the environment?
The Highlands and Islands is part of a new international programme offering dedicated help for anyone setting up a new social business.
Four social business start-up schools are being set up across the region. The first, in Sutherland is open for applications now. Others will be placed according to demand and are likely to be in the Outer Hebrides, Wester and Easter Ross.
Each social start-up school will run for an 18-month period, with the hub in operation 2-4 days a month, offering face-to-face workshops, seminars and physical space where participants can work on their ideas. There’ll be a virtual network between face-to-face sessions. Participation will require a commitment to the full programme.
Our first School is in Sutherland
Are you based in Sutherland? Our first start up school will be starting on October and we'd love to meet anyone who might be interested in taking part. You don't have to have a fully formed idea, the start-up school will help you develop your idea and provide you with the skills and confidence to take it forward.
For further information see our contact details below.