In its new strategy Community Wealth Building 2.0 Leading Resilience and Recovery in Preston the Council commits its support for a more diverse, inclusive and economically democratic business community in Preston. Experience demonstrates that opportunities to develop initial ideas for a community business or a worker owned enterprise are key to the process of cooperative development. That is why Preston City Council is offering this opportunity for you as a Preston resident to apply for a sponsored place on one of the New Economy Programme webinars.
To apply click the form here to confirm you live in Preston and to provide brief details of your initial business idea and your interest in cooperative enterprise.
Power to Change is partnering with Stir to Action to offer 80 free training places on the 2021/2022 New Economy Programme, a learning and action platform to support community business. Power to Change aspires to diversify our reach, particularly with people from communities experiencing inequity. As such, we would like to offer free training places to the following people: – Minoritised ethnic communities – Young people aged 18 - 35 years old – People living in an area of deprivation (find out more here) Explore the programme and apply for a place here.
The New Economy Programme is Stir to Action’s democratic learning and action platform, both a national and online training programme, offering a wide range of courses on engagement and participation, social communications, media and journalism, democratic business, placemaking, creativity, and autonomy at work. Spaces limited to 25 places on each webinar – register your place now!