Kick Start - be the engine of change in your community

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 12:30
South Bristol
Free to eligible groups
Organised/hosted by: 

Are you ready to kick start enterprising changes in your community?  Do you have an idea for a new project, social enterprise or community business and need help to get it off the ground? 

If so, Kick Start could be just what you need. It will help you to:

  • Research the demand for and potential of your idea
  • Decide what sort of structure or model is right to make it happen
  • Plan how to finance the work you want to do
  • Develop your business plan, marketing and systems
  • Map out your next steps and where to get further support

The course is free to eligible organisations.

Who can apply?
Individuals who are considering starting a social enterprise business and/or community group.
Founders / managers of very early stage social enterprises (< 6 months old).
We will consider up to three applicants from one organisation or group.

What are we looking for?
Startup support is designed for individuals/groups taking action to address a problem or issue in their community.
We are particularly keen to support individuals, groups and communities that may have been overlooked or struggled to get support in the past, such as those in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and from equalities groups. 
Voscur can support individuals and groups planning to work in Bristol. (If you’re looking to startup in other parts of the West of England, please contact the regional programme and they will find the most suitable local support.)

What past attendees have said:
“Absolutely essential for a grass-roots project!”      
“Very supportive and informative. I feel very excited. A big boost to my confidence that I really needed.”
“Excellent trainer – inspiring and confidence building.”

Upcoming dates:

4 morning (9.30am - 12.30pm) sessions in South Bristol: 8 November, 15 November, 22 November and 29 November 2018 (N.B. this course is now full)

2 whole day (9.30am - 4.30pm) sessions in North Bristol: 7 February and 14 February 2019

4 evening (6.00pm - 9.00pm) sessions in East Bristol: 10 June, 17 June, 24 June and 1 July 2019

If you’d like to discuss your idea or plans before applying, please call Voscur on 0117 909 9949 or email your enquiry to

This programme is delivered with support from:

How to book: 

Please apply using the online application form

Contact name: 
Phoebe Westwood
0117 909 9949