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CIRCUS: Circular Economy Social Enterprise Programme


Would you like to set up a new social enterprise using waste materials to create new products or services? We have an excellent opportunity for organisations and individuals to collaborate and re-imagine new uses for a range of waste products within the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area.

We are seeking applications from third sector organisations or groups of individuals with the drive and ambition to develop a new social enterprise. Applicants must have a team of four people who are committed to attending all sessions on the programme.

Participants on the programme will be supported as follows:

Access to a range of waste materials that are available within the local area;

Use design thinking and creative problem solving tools to develop new ideas and concepts over a two day period;

Support and guidance in product development to test with users;

Receive mentoring support from circular economy experts USEL;

Become part of a circular economy hub to learn from like-minded social enterprises and circular economy professionals.

Interested? email: amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk to request an expression of interest form by 4pm on Monday, 10th August.

CIRCUS will be delivered collaboratively by Work West, USEL and Ballymena Business Centre.