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6 th Mar 2017

Business Start-up Support Programme – Community Outreach (Furness)

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Background and aims


Cumbria Chamber of Commerce has for the past 3 years run the BSUS (Business Start-Up Support) project for Cumbria. 

Having being awarded the next round of funding  to deliver a follow-on project for the next 3 years we are needing to procure for community outreach work in the Furness area.

Specific requirements


We are looking for an individual willing to make connections and provide basic self-employment support to a variety of groups and networks in the Furness area ensuring anyone interested in self-employment or eligible for post-start support is fed into the BSUS programme and our three day business course. Suggested groups and networks include but are not exclusive to:

• Women’s networks/ WIs
• First time mums groups/Parent and toddler groups
• BME groups
• Schools/FE colleges
• Disabled groups
• Youth clubs/groups
• Jobcentre Plus
• Social enterprise networks
• Rural communities

You will be required to:

• Make initial contact and attend groups where appropriate and thereafter maintain an ongoing relationship
• Work alongside local schools and colleges to promote self-employment and feed into the BSUS programme
• Promote and sign people up to BSUS support
• Promote attendance of the three day course and other free training provided through the BSUS programme in the area
• Signpost to other relevant organisations

The successful individual will work alongside the BSUS Project Manager to develop material and presentations to be used ensuring a highly professional service which meets the needs of participants and contributes to the projects overall targets.

All queries in relation to this invitation to tender should be addressed to Lesley Robinson, lesleyr@cumbriachamber.co.uk, 0845 226 0040.

You can download full details about this tender, as well as access information about selection criteria, submission guidelines and project funding here

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