Thursday 21st April 2016

10:30 – 13:30   Women in Social Enterprise a chance to drop in to the new Women’s Enterprise Hub Sparkbrook to find out more about the inspiring women who have chosen to work in social enterprise. Take a look at their displays and chat to them about their passions, experiences and motivation. Women’s Enterprise Hub Sparkbrook, B12 8LF. Email to book your place.

10:00 – 13:30   Money Money Money: Learn to Play the Game! do you need to access finance to support the growth of your social enterprise?  Are you interested in investing in the social enterprise sector?  Either way, this is a not-to-be-missed event for you!  Entrepreneurs, find out what are funders looking for and how to present a compelling case for finance.  Funders, learn more about the amazing work going on in the sector, the specific challenges faced in relation to funding and the opportunities to play a part in bringing about social change. Sponsored by ART Business Loans and Unity Trust Bank at Women’s Enterprise Hub Sparkbrook, B12 8LF. Email to book your place.  

12:30 – 14:00   The Big Social Enterprise Lunch – pop in for lunch and a spot of networking with women in social enterprise. Women’s Enterprise Hub Sparkbrook, B12 8LF. Email to book your place.

14:00 – 16:00   Digbeth Bike Ride: Discover the Philanthropists of Birmingham  – enjoy cycling around Digbeth in the company of local historian Richard Trengrouse who will entertain you with fun facts about the area and the people who have helped to shape it. The ride starts from iSE, B12 0HJ. Bring your own bicycle, or put in a request to borrow one when you book.  Bikes, scooters and trikes are welcome!  (Donations of £5 – £10 are invited from people attending this event). Email to book your place. 

18:00 – 20:30   City Drive 2016 Dinner – an opportunity for guests to hear from expert speakers and consider the question ‘How does the social economy respond to the challenges of healthcare in the 21st century?’. By invitation.