Ards and North Down Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ANDSEP II)

This programme is designed to help social entrepreneurs start a business and encourage existing social enterprises to grow.

What is ANDSEP?

It can be tough out there for Social Enterprises. We can help to reduce the pain.

  • Do you have an idea for a social enterprise and need help to develop it further?
  • Do you want the opportunity to ‘test / prototype’ your idea to see if it will work?
  • Are you unsure of the support available to get your idea off the ground?  
  • Are you currently running a social enterprise?
  • Do you need support to progress your business?
  • Are you struggling to generate the income you need to take your business to the next level?

The Ards and North Down Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ANDSEP) is designed to help social entrepreneurs start a business and encourage existing social enterprises to grow. Its aim is to help social enterprises create additional employment and maximise their positive impact on society.

The programme offers assistance for start-up entrepreneurs and provides tailored mentoring, business planning support and advice to participating groups, helping them to successfully develop their socially-oriented business.  The value of the programme is in the region of £900 and all participants are fully subsidised by Ards and North Down Borough Council.

This initiative helps groups currently in the voluntary and community sector to become social enterprises.

For further information contact Helen Lunny via email or post to Work West, 301 Glen Road, Belfast BT11 8BU or email Karine McGuckin, Economic Development Manager. 

 

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*Terms & Conditions apply. Visit the relevant funding provider for a full list of eligibility criteria, conditions and how to apply. Find out what funded programmes are currently available to you. Please note that applications are subject to certain criteria being met. These programmes may include European Funded Programmes or programmes run by Ards and North Down Borough Council and may run in partnership with other organisations.    

Workshop Schedule

Come along to our series of five workshops that will help you plan ahead to develop and grow your social enterprise.

The first of the workshops will start on 29 January 2020 and will end on 21 May 2020. Each workshop will commence at 9.30am and finish at 12.30pm and all held in Signal Centre.

Date Workshop/Event 
Wednesday 29 January 2020  Business Planning 
Thursday 13 February 2020 Planning and making money in Social Enterprise 
Tuesday 24 March 2020 Funding and fundraising 
Wednesday 22 April 2020  Measuring Social Impact
Thursday 21 May 2020 Getting the best of of Social Media

To register for the above workshops, contact Mary on 028 9161 0826 or by email: mary@workwest.co.uk