Understanding Social Enterprise – One-day training for RCOs - Refugee Council
April 13, 2012

Understanding Social Enterprise – One-day training for RCOs

Is social enterprise right for your organisation? Are you a refugee community organisation (RCO) and in a dilemma as to whether social business is really right for you? Are you struggling to increase and diversify your income? Do you really need to set up a social enterprise?

Are you thinking of setting up a business with social aims and need to know more about social enterprises? Not sure if you should transform your charity into a social enterprise?
If some of the answers to the above questions are ‘Yes’, then this training is for you.

What’s involved?
This is one-day introductory training is designed to offer you information and advice in order to help you identify whether social enterprise is right for your organisation.
This training course will also give an overview of the different types of legal structures available to social enterprises in U.K.

The programme:
• The definition of social enterprises
• What are the opportunities for charities to benefit lawfully from doing trade without changing their status? What are the limits?
• The differences between social business and charity organisations
• Examples and case studies
• Different models and types for social enterprises
• Legal structure available
• An overview of these different legal forms for social enterprises

This training session is designed and co-delivered by Shpetim Alimeta and Sharmarke Diriye who are very experienced trainers and advisers on organisational development for community organisations and social enterprises at the Basis Project.

When and where?
Refugee Council, Conference Room, 240-250 Ferndale Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8BB.
Friday 11 May 2012 from 9.30am to 4pm.

How do I book a place?
For information on any of the courses or to book a place please contact Liam Cranley on: 020 7346 1297 or by emailing Liam at liam.cranley@refugeecouncil.org.uk