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30a Binley Road
Coventry CV3 1JA
T 024 7663 3911 / F 024 7663 3299

Training for Social Enterprise

The Training for Social Enterprise programme enables entrepreneurs to develop their personal effectiveness and start social enterprises which serve their community.
 Our training covers:
  •  Building a social enterprise team
  •  Social enterprise business planning
  •  Exploring the roles and responsibilities within a social enterprise
  •  Understanding how to raise investment and sourcing finances
  •  Ideas on income generation
  •  Learning effective marketing and influencing techniques.
We are also able to arrange peer mentoring from successful social enterprises for participants.
 "The support we have received from CDA since 2002, firstly with the training and support to become a limited company and then more recently the completion of the Driving On course, has been invaluable. Through the CDA, four of our board members have received a qualification from Coventry University for Professional Development in Social Enterprise which has developed our skills and confidence to operate in a more professional and structured manner.”  

Lynne Stanway, Allesley Park Community Association
 For more details contact 024 7663 3911 or email

Our specialist social enterprise training and personal development programme is designed for voluntary and community led organisations interested in enterprise activity.  

The benefits of CDA‘s workshop is that they are designed so several people from each group can attend, helping them to spend time together and plan ahead. This gives them the opportunity to identify new ways of becoming more sustainable.  
The workshop is uniquely designed to develop the skills of groups starting social enterprises and build a united, knowledgeable and informed group able to bid for funding and tender for contracts. The workshops includes business planning, advice on funding applications, examples of income generation and legal structures for social enterprises.   
Activities also have elements of group work and the chance to learn and network with other organisations. This workshop is funded as part of Coventry and Warwickshire CDA’s Growing the Social Enterprise Sector projects and only available to groups in Coventry & Warwickshire.  

Allesley Park Community Association

Coventry and Warwickshire Co-operative Development Agency Limited. Registered in England No. 1676622 Registered Office: 30a Binley Road, Coventry, CV3 1JA