Business for Good, WY is a new partnership of 8 local and national specialist organisations – all Alternative Businesses themselves – that understand the needs, challenges and amazing opportunities for social enterprise, co-operatives and community business.

It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Running from May to October 2024, this 6-month programme developed and run by Co-operatives UK and School of Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) will help 20 people from existing alternative businesses grow their impact and create or safeguard jobs.  It will consist of a mixture of:

  • Online learning featuring experts and leaders from the alternative business sector
  • Action Learning Sets – smaller group work with a trained facilitator (more info can be found on the SSE wesbite here)
  • Networking and peer support, including an in-person celebration event in October
  • Access to a wider network of support through Business for Good, West Yorkshire including specialist business coaches

And will help people:

  • Develop entrepreneurial skills to help grow their organisation and/or safeguard jobs.
  • Develop resilience and leadership skills.
  • Develop strong peer networks of fellow entrepreneurs.

You can find out more and apply on the Business For Good website here