Lewes entrepreneurs seeking to create ‘positive social change’ have received free council support

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Lewes District Council is bringing back its free support scheme, partnering with non-profit agency Edeal to deliver the scheme to social enterprises, starting with a free one-day workshop on Friday November 4 at the hotel of town of Lewes.

The workshop is for residents who have a social enterprise idea or those who are early-career social entrepreneurs.

Councilor James MacCleary, leader of the council, said: “This is a great opportunity for would-be social entrepreneurs to get the support they need to start making a positive difference in our communities and help build a local economy. sustainable.”

The workshop is for residents who have a social enterprise idea or those who are early-career social entrepreneurs.

The board said the workshop will cover everything needed to start a successful business that creates positive social change, including developing a strong social mission, market research, measuring social impact, social enterprise models and structures, as well as the opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.

After the workshop, participants will be offered additional help to advance their social enterprise through free one-on-one mentoring with an Edeal business expert.

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Councilor Johnny Denis, Cabinet Member for Communities and Clients, said: “We want to develop more businesses with a social or environmental purpose in the Lewes District and this free program provides excellent support for people to develop their ideas. and start their own business.

“If you are interested, please register now.”

Places are limited to those who reserve in advance, those who wish to participate by e-mail [email protected] or call 01323 641144.

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