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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Government Contracts Revealed – SSE Webinar

  • Start: 19th April, 2023 @ 9:30AM
  • End: 25th April, 2023 @ 12:30PM
  • Online event

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

This 90 minute webinar from the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is the ideal first step towards contract readiness, giving voluntary, community or social enterprises (VCSEs) a solid grounding in the procurement process.

Get to grips with the fundamentals of public procurement and tendering, and find out where the government offers contracts. You’ll gain insight on the process from the commissioner’s side and understand what they’re looking for in a strong bid.

Who should attend?

  • This course is aimed at registered charities and social enterprises in England.
    • 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.

Course dates

There will be a number of sessions, on 19 and 25 April, 6 and 27 June, and 14 September.

Please book as early as possible, the April courses are nearly sold out.

How to book

You can register for a 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.