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Announcing the kirklees social enterprise start-up competition

Got a business idea that will change, help or give back to your community?

get a Kickstart with a package of free support & the chance to win £5000!

A partnership of local organisations that want to encourage and support more social enterprise in Kirklees has come together to launch a new package of free support, plus the chance to win £5000 to kickstart your business idea.

Organisations including, local social enterprises, Locala Health and Wellbeing and Local Services 2 You (LS2Y), local third sector infrastructure support charity, TSL Kirklees, Kirklees Council and social enterprise support organisation, Key Fund have created the programme and package in consultation with other local social enterprises, local business, co-operative and social enterprise experts, and other specialist support organisations.

Anyone in Kirklees, with a great idea can enter the competition from Tuesday 3rd May until Sunday 12th June. Up to 15 ideas will be chosen, and participants will get:

  • a series of 5 free business development webinars covering topics like Why Social Enterprise?, Developing a Financially Sustainable Business, Sources of Funding and Finance, Marketing and Promoting Yourself, Good Governance.
  • an in-person networking session
  • the opportunity to pitch your idea to a panel of experts
  • shortlisted ideas will then go on to do a longer pitch and one business will be chosen to receive £5000 seed funding

(All participants will need to be available on Wednesday afternoons in June and July, and for pitching sessions at the end of July/beginning of August, and early September – dates to be confirmed.)

For further details or to discuss your idea or eligibility, please contact helen@tslkirklees.org.uk.

Find out more about social enterprise – what it is & how to start one

Fill out the form and enter for your chance to win £5000 to kickstart your business idea.

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