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Government Contract Ready – SSE

  • Start: 18th April, 2024 @ 9:30AM
  • End: 18th April, 2024 @ 1:30PM
  • Online

Are you looking to secure public sector contracts to increase your income and impact?

This 1 day course from the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is perfect if your charity or social enterprise plans to add government procurement to your funding mix.

This course also provides access to exclusive SSE Online Community resources.

Course content

To help you get the essentials in place, you’ll cover:

  •  Business strategy and development
  •  Opportunity mapping
  •  Bid writing
  •  Communicating what you do, and its social value

Expert sessions give you a chance to ask commissioners what they need from your bid. Voluntary, community and social enterprises  (VCSEs) already successful in public procurement will share their learning and answer your questions.

Who should attend?

  • This course is aimed at registered charities and social enterprises in England, with an income between £100,000 and £10 million.
    • Social enterprises should have a social and/or environmental purpose, earn (or aspire to earn) at least 50% of your income from trading, and reinvest or donate at least 50% of profits towards your social and/or environmental purpose
  • They want to support social or environmental impact in all areas, and particularly welcome organisations addressing:
    • health and social care
    • employability
    • disability
    • homelessness
    • domestic violence
    • sexual abuse
  • It is aimed at individuals that have little or no experience in tendering but are interested in finding out whether public sector contracts are for them.
  • They welcome applications from people of all faiths, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances and backgrounds.
  • They encourage applications from people who are from racialised and minoritised communities¹, are disabled, including non-visible and learning disabilities, and d/Deaf, or work in low-income areas.
  • No educational qualifications are needed to join this Webinar.
  • Support with the application process is available.


Thursday 18 April 9.30 am – 1.30 pm

How to book

You can register for your free place place via the button below, or via their website.

Webinars have a limited number of places and bookings will close in advance of the event dates. We recommend booking as early as possible.