Join us for a “How I started my social enterprise … Stories from Cumbria” Webinar

Hear real stories of what it is like setting up a social enterprise in Cumbria hearing from people who have been there and got the T-shirt!  The speakers are coming from young and old social enterprises around the County and they all have their unique perspectives.

What will be covered?

  • How did you come up with the idea for your social enterprise?
  • Was it difficult to be taken seriously at first?
  • Who gave you the best support (friends, family, colleagues, professionals)?
  • What role did public sector organisations play – were they a help or a hindrance?
  • Where did you find the money to start off?
  • What the real problems are compared with what you thought they would be?
  • What was your lowest moment and what has been your highest high?

Where and When

The event will take place on Friday, 29th September at 1pm. You can participate using a PC, Mac, tablet, Smartphone to view slides and listen to the speakers.
Login from 12.45pm to make sure everything is working, then we will start at 1pm prompt. Please register in advance at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/76453d6090fe6df37c24e00bf0acd2b8

Programme

  • Daniel Heery (Chair) set up Cybermoor delivering digital services in Cumbria and pioneering broadband for remote rural areas across the country.
  • Rachel Holliday set up Time to Change (West Cumbria) creating a new innovative solution to homelessness and unemployment in West Cumbria.
  • Julia Clifford set up iCan Health & Fitness CIC aimed particularly at supporting people who may have a barrier to participating in exercise.
  • Katherine Rutherford set up Happy Mums Foundation CIC supporting women who may experience maternal mental health problems.
  • Question and Answer Session (All Panellists)
  • Closing Comments and next webinar

For more information e-mail enquiries@secumbria.org or call 01434 382 808. Follow us on twitter @secumbria

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