Work to offer self-employment workshops has received a funding boost in Eastbourne.
£5,000 of ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding from the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has been awarded to Enterprise Exchange.
Commenting on the grant award, Benna McCartney said: “This is vital funding for us and means we can offer people with additional barriers in Eastbourne, the opportunity to become self-employed or start their own business, through our self-employment course”.
Commending Enterprise Exchange on its successful bid, Mrs Bourne said: “This fund is about helping local community projects make Sussex safer and that’s exactly what this self-employment course is doing”.
“Since launching the Safer in Sussex funding scheme in December 2013, I have made over £1m available to more than 220 local crime reduction and community safety initiatives.”
“The scheme is making a real difference to communities across Sussex. The high numbers applying shows that local organisations and community groups care about, and are committed to, helping keep Sussex a safe place in which to live.”
“I will be following the progress of Enterprise Exchange closely over the coming months.”
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For further information about the Safer in Sussex funding scheme and how to apply visit: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/apply-for-funding/
You can watch a selection of videos about Safer in Sussex funding on our YouTube channel here.
Read the most recent Enterprise Exchange interview article with SME Magazine here, where we talk about what we want to achieve, our biggest challenges, our work in the criminal justice system, our management development program, success stories, highlights and more. Thanks again to Dan Evans for inviting us to do this, when we met him at the National Enterprise Network Award Ceremony in December 2017.
We are very excited to say that we came Highly Commended for the Enterprise Engagement award at the NEN conference and award ceremony on 1st December in London! We would like to thank everyone involved and congratulate all of the other well deserved winners! Here is a photo of Phil with our award :)🤞
Just found out that we have been shortlisted for the NEN Enterprise Engagement Award! Conference and award ceremony on 1st December in London so please wish us luck 🤞 🤞🤞
We have a very exciting project that we would like to tell you about. We have teamed up with Beating Time http://www.choirsbeatingtime.org/, an amazing organisation that establishes choirs in prisons. They give individuals the opportunity to develop employability skills, maintain a fit mind and be part of a thriving community.
We have jointly recognised that carrying out our self employment program in prison at the same time as being in the choir, gives our guys more chance of being successful when they set up their own business on release.
We are looking for sponsorship or contributions to get our pilot off the ground in HMP Brixton in January next year.
We would be delighted if you or anyone you know can support us or get involved. For more information please read our proposal HERE.
Here is our very own Phil Ashford speaking at the Centre For Entrepreneurs seminar in Mayfair, London last week. Please see our Twitter feed for photos of other inspirational speakers. We also met some very interesting people at the post networking event and are very much looking forward to up and coming meetings and mutually beneficial collaborations in the near future.