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8 November 2018
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The School for Social Entrepreneurs' new programme will support organisations working in employability, environment, or health and well-being.

London, UK – Trying to scale a growing social enterprise or charity is not easy: it can be a lonely journey for leaders, and making strategic decisions can often feel challenging. That’s why the School for Social Entrepreneurs, a charity that supports 1,000 leaders of social change every year with learning, is launching a new programme for people running well-established charities and social enterprises, in partnership with the Postcode Innovation Trust.

The Scale+Accelerate programme will support the leaders of organisations working in the following sectors: employability and training; health and wellbeing; environment and conservation.

There is no cost to participants, thanks to funding from the Innovation Trust, a grant-giving body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The programme, which is open for applications until Friday 23rd November, offers 10 days of learning spread between February and September 2019. It aims to help organisations to scale, create impact and overcome strategic challenges. Typically, organisations will have a turnover of at least £75,000 a year.

Ian Baker, head of learning at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, says:

“Our learning programmes at the School for Social Entrepreneurs are very different to traditional teaching. You’ll hear from inspiring social entrepreneurs and charity leaders who speak frankly about growing an organisation. We’ll introduce you to experts to help you develop new skills and you’ll build a network of peer-support. You’ll have space to reflect and develop yourself as a leader, as well as learning about the technical aspects of scaling – such as developing sustainable business models, impact and evaluation, and leadership and management.”

Participants will learn in small cohorts made up of peers from their sector. The Scale+Accelerate programme will bring these leaders together to share experiences and overcome challenges, and they’ll receive learning from expert practitioners on how to develop their organisations. They’ll hear from expert speakers and other leaders with deep experience of the challenges they face.

Applications are open until Friday 23rd November 2018. Apply online and find out more at