We have a series of networking events planned for the new year, starting with monthly online webinars and our Social Enterprise Awards Ceremony in March. More details of the webinars, including how to book will be sent to you in the new year, together with application forms for the awards, but in the meantime Save the Dates in your Diary!

Tuesday, 26th January – 2pm to 3.30pm
Sharing experiences of operating through Covid and managing the future for the sector

Share experiences of how Covid has affected the sector in small group ‘breakout rooms’. What’s worked, what hasn’t, working innovatively, sharing difficulty, “all in the same storm”.

Tuesday, 23rd February – 2pm to 3.30pm

How can Cumbrian social enterprises build on increased community leadership … more people knowing each other in small towns and villages to build community resilience and deliver new services to tackle other great challenges … like climate change?

Tuesday, 23rd March – 2pm to 3.30pm
Cumbria Social Enterprise Awards

As well as the usual award categories of Community Enterprise, New Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneur and Overall Social Enterprise, this year’s awards will also have a special award to celebrate social enterprises who have risen to the challenge this year and adapted their organisation to the changes needed and demonstrated resilience and innovation.

Date:  tbc
Could Worker Co-ops be the answer?

Exploring how worker co-operatives might be a route to saving Cumbrian companies in crisis?  Looking at some examples of how workers have stepped up to the plate.

The networking events are funded by Cumbria County Council under their Social Enterprise Support Programme.