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LARCH Events coming up this Autumn

LARCH is holding the first of three free events this coming Autumn, open to anyone who is interested in setting up a social enterprise in Hartlepool or Redcar & Cleveland. Click the link below to register on Eventbrite and check out our other upcoming events.

Planning a Social Enterprise

Friday 30th September 10am-12.30pm

Venue: TBC – Hartlepool

Do you have a brilliant idea but need help to turn it into a business with a social mission?

Come and meet the LARCH team and learn how our funded support programme can help grow your social enterprise.

This event will help you to:

  • Develop your project ideas to identify your social mission
  • Understand the different kinds of organisational forms and legal statuses
  • Identify the steps/support needed to build your idea
  • Find out how LARCH can support you along the way

We’ll also introduce you to local inspiring social enterprises who will share their journey to success.

Book your place now

Coffee, Community and Connections with LARCH

Friday 7th October 10am-1pm

Venue: TBC – Redcar

Are you thinking of starting a social enterprise in Redcar & Cleveland or Hartlepool?

Join us for a coffee and learn about the new support programme ‘LARCH’ and meet the team offering funded advice to people like you wanting to make more social impact in their communities. 

This informal event is your chance to:

  • Come and tell us about your social enterprise idea.
  • Start a conversation with our team of experts to find out how can LARCH help you.
  • Identify any barriers you may be facing to developing your social enterprise as well as the opportunities.

LARCH can provide access to enterprise development support, blended repayable finance, social investment, or financial support to develop growing enterprises.

We’ll wrap the right sort of support package around you, recognising the skills, strengths and resources you already have before pulling in the right people, skills, experience and resources to help your social enterprise idea move forward and achieve your social enterprise goals.


What is Social Enterprise and is it for me?

Monday 21st November 4.30pm-6.30pm

Venue: TBC – Hartlepool

What exactly is a social enterprise? How do you start one? And how can LARCH help?

At this free event you’ll learn about social enterprise models and characteristics, local examples, the steps needed to get started, and support available to build your idea.

LARCH is a support programme helping to grow social enterprises in Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool. Come and meet the team to learn more about this unique type of business that uses revenue-generating activities to achieve social good.


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