Setting up social enterprises workshop

Local United has set out to support Transition and other low carbon community  initiatives in setting up social enterprises in waste, energy, food and transport.

They are running an event soon in our very own Bricks and Bread centre in Aldershot.

Workshop:  Starting Up a Community Reuse and Resource Centre
“Making Ourselves Unstoppable:  Overcoming the Challenges”
10 – 4pm,  13th July, 2011  Bricks and Bread, Aldershot

This one-day interactive workshop  is for community activists and entrepreneurs starting-up a Community Reuse and Resource Centre.  The day is designed to give you expert practical advice  and the chance to work through the issues you face with people who’ve done it before. 

The morning will start with  a tour of a working example – the Bricks and Bread  Sustainable Living Centre with founder Trudy Thompson. 

This will be followed by a workshop on the challenges in  reuse, repair, remanufacture and retraining with Kelvin Hughes who set up the Newbury Community Resource Centre.

In the afternoon there will be question and answer sessions on the issues you face such as making reuse pay its way, choosing the right business structure,  getting the logistics right and  partnering with local authorities.  

We’ll be running  “surgery” sessions with advisors on hand to answer your individual questions with tailored advice.  So you’ll leave with  answers to the issues you face in setting up your social enterprise  and a clear idea of next steps.  You’ll also able to build your own support network ,  link into the  community resource networks FRN & LCRN and gain an understanding of  the social franchise opportunities with Bricks and Bread.

Book your place now   at   

Cost:  JUST £5 to cover lunch and tea & coffee, please pay at the door.

Organised by Local United and Bioregional



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