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SWEDA is running a twelve-week social enterprise start-up programme for Sandwell businesses. Sign up for FUSE and work through the ideas stage of your enterprise, to launch and beyond.

The Skills Work and Enterprise Development Agency (SWEDA) is running a social enterprise start-up programme for businesses based in Sandwell and Wolverhampton.

FUSE is a twelve-week programme to take businesses from the ideas stage to launch and beyond through dedicated business support.

What does the FUSE social enterprise start-up programme offer?

FUSE offers you hands-on hybrid business support to start a social enterprise, with five practical masterclasses on business mindsets.

You can also get access to a supportive community of social entrepreneurs and industry experts.

The masterclass topics are:

  • Confidence building
  • Business mindsets
  • Social value creation
  • Building sustainable business models finance and funding
  • Digital marketing.

When does the programme run?

The FUSE programme starts on Tuesday 12 September 2023. The masterclasses will take place online on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm:

12 September
26 September
10 October
24 October
7 November
21 November.

Funding for social enterprises

When you complete the programme you will also have the opportunity to access grant funding – if your business is eligible.

The West Midlands Social Enterprise Boost Fund will offer a range of grants and targeted business support to help new and existing social enterprises start up, scale up and grow. The aim of the SEB Fund is to create positive social and environmental impact.

How to register for FUSE

For further information and to express your interest, contact SWEDA on 0121 525 2558 or email sweda@sweda.org.uk.

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