• Increase Text
  • High Contrast Mode
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.

Shifting London Festival – School for Social Entrepreneurs

  • Start: 20th September, 2023 @ 10:30AM
  • End: 21st September, 2023 @ 3:00PM
  • Lift Islington, 45 White Lion Street, N1 9PW

The Shifting London Festival from SSE is an exciting free event that aims to empower under-represented communities and drive innovation in important and growing sectors.

Join other VCS and SMEs to spark change and create opportunities for growth in areas such as adult social care, housing, food, technology, low carbon and environmental goods, engineering, and skilled trades.  

The festival will help you develop your ideas for businesses for good and explore new opportunities, giving you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. Discover accessible pathways to entrepreneurship, learn from inspiring social entrepreneurs, give power and agency to local leaders, be part of a vibrant community of changemakers and unlock your potential to make a positive impact.

  • Visit a social marketplace featuring established social entrepreneurs, who will share their journey and offer support and advice for yours.  
  • Book your 1-2-1 informal advice session with SSE staff who will be on-hand to offer their support and guidance to attendees.  
  • Participate in one of the learning sessions, as listed below:


  • Where do you start when starting up?
  • What is the difference you want to make?  
  • Supporting Youth Enterprise in London
  • Building your support network
  • Funding your idea
  • London and the social circular economy

There will also be associated webinars and training sessions delivered before the event, and follow up programmes after it. Please check out the Shifting London website for more information.

How to book

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