AWE Making a Difference

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Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) is a new collaborative project to help women living in various regions either side of the English Channel to increase their personal skills and develop their business ideas and knowledge.

We will support women through new training workshops, face to face advice, mentoring and online learning, all developed specifically for women.

Programme goals

 

The project as a whole aims to:

Create 35 hours of new learning content

Train 700 female entrepreneurs

Recruit and train over 160 mentors

Help 134 women to start new businesses

Carry out new research into women’s enterprise

Within this, SSE Dartington aims to:

Work with 124 women social entrepreneurs

Engage 40 mentors

Help set up 30 new jobs through the social enterprises established

AWE Making a Difference

Dream it. Plan it. Do it.

The programme results, learning content, research, mentor-bank and resources will all be brought together in a Starter Kit, which will be freely available to any stakeholder or organisation seeking to improve its services to female entrepreneurs.

AWE support is being delivered by a consortium of partners in the UK and France. Please contact the organisation in your area directly to register your interest and find out more about the training and support services on offer and where they will be delivered.

AWE is supported by the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme, which is contributing €2,641,184.73 of European Regional Development Funds and aims to address economic and social issues in regions on either side of the Channel.

Through this collaborative, cross-border approach, we seek to improve the quality and effectiveness of support to socially or economically disadvantaged and under-represented groups and to address the gender imbalance in entrepreneurship.

Forthcoming course dates and how to apply

Plymouth (short programme)

Four Tuesdays, 29 Oct – 19 Nov 2019, 10am-2pm

Moments Café, New George Street

Paignton (full programme)

Twelve Wednesdays, 8 Jan – 25 March 2020, 10am-2pm

Paignton Library, Great Western Road

Plymouth (full programme)

Six Thursdays, 16 April –21 May 2020, 10am-4.30pm

Moments Café, New George Street

There are limited places on the programmes, and so we will need to make decisions about which applicants are most likely to benefit from being a participant. Therefore, it is really important that you give us as much information as you can about yourself, your enterprise idea, and why you want to do the programme. It is important that you commit to attending all sessions of the training programme.

To apply, please email kate.campbell@dartington.org to request an application form and information sheet.

latest news and blogs ⇓

Celebrating the launch of the first AWE programme

This week we are celebrating the launch of the first Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Making a Difference programme in Plymouth.

Women supporting women

In what ways can we help each other to succeed, as women? The key is to motivate ourselves to make those new connections with other women we admire, says Daisy Healy of Dartington’s Accelerating Women’s Enterprise (AWE) programme.

How to overcome fear as an aspiring entrepreneur

Why do so many projects, enterprises and businesses fail to get beyond the initial idea phase? Daisy Healy explains why fear is the entrepeneur’s greatest enemy – and how to overcome it.

AWE: Helping local women to make a difference through social enterprise

With only 17% of start-ups in the UK being founded by women, something needs to change – so The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Dartington are offering free training and expert mentoring to support women all over Devon to set up enterprises and community projects.

Social Purpose: What is it and how can you find yours?

What’s your social purpose? In other words, what can you do with your life that really matters? Daisy Healy takes a look at how to tackle such a weighty question – and how the Accelerated Women’s Enterprise (AWE) Making a Difference programme can help make your social purpose a reality.

How to find out more

Register your interest below to take part in our FREE AWE Making a Difference programme to discover how you can use your skills and talents to set up a social enterprise! We want to help you flourish in your life and work.

For further info, visit the dedicated AWE website and sign up to their newsletter to stay up to date with the latest news. If you are local to the South West and interested in taking part in or supporting the project, please contact Kate at kate.campbell@dartington.org. If you are  interested in becoming a mentor for a participant, contact Max: max.hope@dartington.org. You can also contact the office at 01803 847066.

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