LBSEP 2015/16

SSE East Lloyds Bank & Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

If you have a new idea or an existing project that benefits the community, our SSE East Lloyds Bank & Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme can help. The learning programme offers a fully funded year of training and a grant (£3,000) to help you develop your project.

The Lloyds Bank & Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme is FREE so it won't cost you a penny!

The programme supports start-up or early stage entrepreneurs who are looking to get started on a new, socially-focused idea. It runs for 14 days over a 12-month period starting in October 2017.

During the programme, you will develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your social enterprise to the next stage. It is incredibly practical, and social entrepreneurs can expect to learn from their peers, build new networks and be challenged by social enterprise experts.

Social enterprises previously supported by the programme include:
  • A Cambridge-based chocolatier that provides employment and training opportunities for young people with autism
  • An online resource and community for anyone concerned about their elderly parents or relatives
  • A food-based business in Norwich that supports homeless individuals by providing training and work experience 
Read more on The School for Social Entrepreneurs website.

If you would like to know more about this programme, please call Chanel Olding, SSE East Learning Manager, on 01473 527100 or email

Learn more about the programme in our taster sessions

To find out more about the programme, three 90-minute taster sessions will be held at the Eastern Enterprise Hub starting on Monday 20 March at noon with other sessions planned for 5 and 18 April starting at 5pm 

Click here to book a taster session.