Lewisham Changemakers is a new programme for social entrepreneurs, charities, community groups, local businesses and leaders who wish to create or grow a social enterprise* in Lewisham.
Sponsored by Lewisham Homes and Voluntary Action Lewisham, the programme is looking for individuals or groups who have a passion for creating positive social change in Lewisham. It has brought together an exceptional team of specialist trainers, experts and social investors to train successful applicants to become investment ready**.
This is an intensive programme over a 7-week period consisting of 6 evenings classes and 2-whole day sessions. The programme will be FREE of charge for successful applicants.
*A Social Enterprise is “A business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose.” – 2002 Department of Trade and Industry report ‘Social Enterprise: a strategy for success’ report.
**investment maybe in the form of small grants, loans and costs in-kind i.e. office or hall space.