Social Ventures Norfolk

Arguably, there has rarely been so much volatility, uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity in our lifetimes. But sometimes out of difficulties rise opportunities. Social Ventures Norfolk is for those who are interested in and motivated to create self-employment opportunities, start-up businesses and /or co-operative and community enterprises.

We aim to support a range of ventures that have a positive socio-environmental impact in a diverse range of fields and work with participants to create real, scale-able, lasting social or environmental change. The programme will draw on specialist industry professionals to establish mentoring and coaching provision in finance, legal, marketing and potentially other fields, and create a supportive environment to allow entrepreneurially minded men to share ideas and skills.

For further information contact Jonathan Knight.
by email: here or telephone: 07751 552120

Visit the website

To visit the dedicated Social Ventures Norfolk website

Suitable attendees and eligability

Places are available on first come first served basis. Ideas do not need to be fully formed rather we are interested in those who are motivated, keen, energised. Men 18+. Resident in Norfolk. Not in work. Legally able to reside and work in the UK during the support period.

What are our aims and how will we achieve them?

To encourage and support men to explore their business ideas. We will also seek to enable course attendees to not only explore their business/social venture idea, but also to develop transferable skills which can be used in everyday life.

By running structured programmes with business advisors, mentors and through links with other organisations such as; local Chamber of Commerce, the LEP and specialist providers including apprenticeship training providers and commercial operations.

What are the benefits to the attendees?

Not only will those attending learn occupational skills, but will also benefit from a range of wider competencies, such as

  • Communication and networking skills

  • Awareness of the risks/benefits of self-employment

  • Financial, management and functional business skills

  • Legislative, taxation and research skills