New programme launching to support Region’s brightest up-and-coming social entrepreneurs
The new Emerge social enterprise programme will see fifteen students embark on an eight -week journey to build a new social enterprise or community business that will directly support local people and improve the relationship between Liverpool’s local communities and the students who live there short-term while studying at the University.
The programme, which begins in February, will be delivered by the Capacity team across eight weekly workshops and will see students learn about:
- community consultation,
- feasibility studies,
- business planning,
- financial modelling,
- business development,
- fundraising and,
At the end of the programme, students will pitch their social enterprise idea back to the community and lay down a realistic timeframe for its delivery. The overall aim of the programme will be to promote better awareness between students and their neighbours and will mark the start of a sustainable social enterprise that exists to educate students who move into these communities in the future.
Chris Witterick, Partnerships Manager at Capacity, said: