Green Incubator seeks social entrepreneurs

Green Incubator coordinator Fergus Beesley
Green Incubator coordinator Fergus Beesley
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THE hunt is on for social entrepreneurs who want to create jobs by boosting the green economy.

Groundwork Sheffield and the Heeley Development Trust have joined forces with Groundwork Wakefield to launch a Green Incubator which will provide support for emerging or existing social enterprises and social entrepreneurs.

The initiative is aimed at young unemployed people and has secured £750,000-worth of backing from the European Regional Development Fund.

Support from the Green Incubator will vary from enterprise to enterprise, but organisers say it aims to develop business skills and confidence amongst unemployed youngsters by adopting an hands on approach.

Green Incubator coordinator Fergus Beesley said: “This project provides much-needed support for new social enterprises and creates self employment opportunities for people in some of our most deprived communities.

”We welcome this opportunity to support growth in the green economy and are keen to hear from emerging or existing social enterprises and social entrepreneurs who have an interest in creating employment opportunities in the green economy.”

More information is available at www.greenincubator.org.uk.