Catalyst is a consortium of four organisations working with the Department for Education as the strategic partner for young people. The consortium is co-ordinated by NCVYS.
Part of the Department for Education’s wider transition programme for the sector, Catalyst will work to deliver three key objectives over a two year period: strengthen the youth sector market; equip the sector to work in partnership with Government; and coordinate a skills development strategy for the youth sector’s workforce.
Social Enterprise UK will offer support to social enterprises delivering children and young people’s services who wish to replicate their model through franchise models. Building on our expertise in this field, we will establish a leadership programme to provide guidance and support to leaders looking to franchise, create practical online tools to help organisations get started, and support social enterprises to create their ‘business in a box’.
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Replication in Action
Under Catalyst, Social Enterprise UK are delivering a “Replication in Action” programme, which aims to work with youth organisations on an intensive and practical basis over a period of nine months to develop their business model so that it can be successfully franchised or licensed. Check our CYP Social Enterprise Network for regular updates and confirmation of event date and location. Alternatively, you can register your interest with Yvette Cook at email@example.com.
Youth Organisations Enterprise Leaders Programme
Are you the leader of a youth organisation looking to become more sustainable and enterprising? Or do you lead a new social enterprise that works with and for young people? Do you have experience in Leadership and Management but would like to develop your skills even further? Do you have responsibility for Project Management, Budget Responsibility, Strategy and Change, and Operations Management?
Also as part of Catalyst, Social Enterprise UK and Real Partners CIC are delivering the “Youth Organisations Enterprise Leaders Programme”, which is designed specifically to explore the essential requirements of leading an effective, innovative and successful youth social enterprise.
Download the full programme guide for further information
*N E W* Youth organisation social franchising manual
Social Enterprise UK has produced this tailored, practical guide for youth organisations looking to grow and strengthen their impact through social franchising. This how-to guide provides a general introduction to replication, and covers the basics, how to decide on a suitable approach for your organisation, to more practical steps for putting replication into action... and much more. Are you a youth organisation looking to replicate your model and your work? Take a look.
For the latest resources, as well as news and events for start-up social enterprises, voluntary andcommunity organisations which serve and work with children, young people and families, visit the CYP Social Enterprise Network.
Catalyst is a consortium of four organisations working with the Department for Education (DfE) as the strategic partner for young people, as part of the Department’s wider transition programme for the sector. Catalyst will work to deliver three key objectives over a two year period. It will strengthen the youth sector market, equip the sector to work in partnership with Government and coordinate a skills development strategy for the youth sector’s workforce.