Accelerator 3

North Lanarkshire
Social Enterprise 

Fast-track the growth of your Social Enterprise with this fully funded, 8-week business growth programme.

Delivered by inspirent on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, this is also part-funded by the UK Government as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 5th April 2024.

Accelerator 2

North Lanarkshire
Social Enterprise 

North Lanarkshire
Social Enterprise 

Fast-track the growth of your Social Enterprise with this fully funded, 8-week business growth programme.

Delivered by inspirent on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, this is also part-funded by the UK Government as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 5th April 2024.

What’s it all about?

Hot on the heels of launching the fully booked, second North Lanarkshire Social Enterprise Accelerator, in January 2024, we are now launching the third accelerator, to ensure as many organisations as possible can benefit from this opportunity.

Hot on the heels of launching the fully booked, second North Lanarkshire Social Enterprise Accelerator, in January 2024, we are now launching the third accelerator, to ensure as many organisations as possible can benefit from this opportunity.

This is an 8-week growth programme, comprising 3 in-person sessions and 7 online Zoom sessions.

These sessions are tailored to support ambitious North Lanarkshire based Social Enterprises and charities with a commercial element, who are keen to strengthen their sustainability, develop their services and/or achieve growth.

Participants will receive a wealth of insight and support from our industry experts, across different themed workshops and one-to-one meetings, between the organisation rep. and the consultants. All sessions are structured to help participants identify and apply the necessary changes that their organisation needs to thrive.

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Overview

Take your organisation to the next level.

Take your organisation to the next level.

Following the participant’s one-to-one meeting with the workshop consultants, they will be presented with a concise and upbeat Action Plan, so the next steps for them to make progress, are clear.

You will complete the accelerator with a broader range of knowledge, a variety of different approaches to use, reassurances and a supportive network of like-minded individuals, to further grow your Social Enterprise.

How it works

Expert-themed workshops & online one-to-one meetings.

Expert-themed workshops & online one-to-one meetings.

Each week you will participate in a workshop, covering a different topic at each session, delivered by the subject specialist.

Workshops are held on Tuesday mornings, starting on Tuesday 16th April 2024 and each workshop will last for up to three hours. During the week following each workshop, participants will then have a one-to-one meeting with each expert for a maximum of one hour. This gives participants an amazing opportunity to get bespoke advice for their individual organisation on each subject.

The first workshop, the last workshop and the workshop on Recruitment (roughly in the middle of the accelerator) are all held in-person, which provides a fantastic opportunity to network with each other. There are also 2 bonus information sessions held on Friday lunchtimes, adding great value to the whole experience.

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Timings.

You will have a one-to-one with each theme expert via Zoom. These will be scheduled for the week following each workshop and last one hour. Each expert will invite you to book a suitable session time online in advance.

Workshops 1, 5 & 8 are in-person events and run from 9am to 2pm, at The Atrium, North Caldeen Road, Coatbridge, ML5 4EF.

All other workshops run from 9:30am to 12:30pm and will be delivered via Zoom.

The bonus sessions are shorter in duration and run over 2 Friday lunchtimes.

Please download the programme timetable for full details and dates.

Enquiry Form

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People Talk.

Just some of the comments from previous inspirent Accelerator participants.

Testimonials

“The inspirent team are amazing!”

“The inspirent team are amazing!”

The team at inspirent are amazing. They really listen to your needs and go above and beyond to get you in front of the right people.

I recently took part in their Accelerator course, having a lot of fears and worries about the future their solutions were simple and digestible but more importantly they built my confidence beyond belief by meeting me at where I’m at and building me from there. I have gained so much insight and so many contacts that I do believe anything is achievable now.

Testimonials

“Really supportive and helpful staff”

“Really supportive and helpful staff”

I was lucky enough to be part of the Social Enterprise Accelerator course within South Lanarkshire. As always, there was a little trepidation in starting, worrying whether this course would be a good use of time but there was definitely no need to worry. This was a fantastic course to be part of, and every single workshop added value to my organisation, and this was enhanced by the ability to have 1-1 support from each of the workshop leaders.

Donna was really good at making sure we were all getting the support we needed throughout the course. She was really approachable and clearly passionate about her work. An added and unexpected bonus of this program was how it was facilitated to support us to build a community of businesses. We felt comfortable being open and honest which led to a wealth of knowledge and experience being shared and this was priceless!

Testimonials

“Absolutely wonderful services offered…”

“Absolutely wonderful services offered…”

Absolutely wonderful services offered by inspirent. I had the pleasure of doing the Social Enterprise Accelerator course and got so much from it. From start to finish they have been nothing but supportive.

Thank you to Keith and Donna for a wonderful informative course. I will definitely be recommending this service to others.

Testimonials

“Accelerator”

“Accelerator”

I completed the Accelerator programme through Inspirent. I can’t recommend this learning enough, I have developed personally and professionally through this course and my organisation has grown. The team are friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you!

Testimonials

“Challenging and insightful course”

“Challenging and insightful course”

Challenging and insightful course, with lots of learning for me on how to improve our operations. I very much appreciate the one-to-one support during the course as it gave an impartial perspective on the challenges we are experiencing, as well as how to tackle them systematically.

The highlight of the course was getting to meet some of South Lanarkshire’s Social Entrepreneurs and leaders in the Third Sector in South Lanarkshire. Great to see so many people working so hard to meet the needs of their Communities!

Testimonials

“Five star…”

“Five star…”

Well organised by a friendly and professional team, who went out of their way to accommodate participants’ needs.

Testimonials

inspirent Social Enterprise Accelerator”

inspirent Social Enterprise Accelerator”

The staff at inspirent were fantastic to work with and extremely supportive. The whole course was very well planned and run.

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