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Free support programme for social enterprise start-ups

Lewes District Council is launching a free programme of support for residents who are interested in starting up their own social enterprise.  The council is funding the initiative and partnering with not-for-profit agency Edeal to deliver the programme which begins with a free two-hour virtual workshop on Thursday, January 27, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Josh Babarinde OBE, an award-winning Forbes 30 Under 30 social entrepreneur, will be running the Zoom workshop called Kickstarting a Social Enterprise.  He founded Cracked It, a social enterprise tech repair service supporting ex-offenders away from crime and into employment. Cracked It was named Social Enterprise of the Year in 2018 and in 2019. Now Josh advises social enterprises on how to maximise their trading and their impact, as well as supporting social entrepreneurs to develop their leadership skills.

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