Transition to Trading programme


The Childhood Trust is delighted to be partnering with the School for Social Entrepreneurs to offer a number of fully funded places on the SSE’s Transition to Trading programme to those of our charity partners looking to diversify their income streams!



The School for Social Entrepreneurs has been supporting charity-leaders and social entrepreneurs with learning for 22 years.

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The programme will take part in a series of group sessions spread over four months, with other people at a similar stage to you. You’ll form a trusted support network, as well as the skills and knowledge needed to diversify your income.

Further information

Key benefits

  • A fully funded learning programme, to help you diversify your income and develop your leadership skills
  • An opportunity to meet regularly with other people running organisations like yours, so you can help each other out

Programme objectives

  • Increase your understanding and confidence in managing finances for diversification
  • Develop a plan to implement new business opportunities
  • Increase skills and confidence in leading teams for diversification and sustainability
  • Develop a more entrepreneurial mind-set and strengthen your leadership skills

Who can take part?

  • You’re a CEO or director of a charity that supports children or young people
  • Your organisation will likely have been active for at least two years and its turnover is probably between £100k and £2m (please do talk to us if you don’t fit into this bracket but believe you would still benefit from the programme)
  • You are actively planning - or already trying - to diversity your income through trading


Interested? Attend a taster session!

This programme is now closed for applications. Check back later for more info....