The Issue

Being a founder can be lonely and overwhelming.....but it doesn't have to be.

Building Sustainability & Resilience

A unique fully funded program designed to help founders of small social organisations, who have been impacted by Covid-19, Cost Of Living Crisis, feeling overwhelmed or struggling generally.

Be Inspired Today has secured funding to run a development program for Founders of small social organisations.

Why This program?

Our work with social leaders over the last 3 years has highlighted the impacts of COVID-19 on small social organisations.  Whilst the pandemic has now eased, we are still seeing leaders of small social organisations feeling challenged and some overwhelmed, specifically with the challenge of rising costs due to the Cost of Living Crisis.  Whilst we provide support services to these leaders, we felt a more holistic approach was needed, and we are pleased to be able to offer this support FULLY FUNDED.

who is it for?

This program is specifically aimed at Founders of small social organisations.

These are likely to be individuals working on their own in their operation, or have a very small team.

They are likely to be operating in a local area where support and advice is limited.

They may also be a lived experience leader, with a disability or mental health condition that the last couple of years has made running their social organisation even harder.

They may be on low income and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis is now causing anxiety around financial sustainability.

They may have caring responsibilities which means support is difficult to access around caring for others.

They may also not have English as a first language so seeking help maybe a challenge for them.

They may also be someone with a professional qualification or a field expert who also runs a private business and is struggling with balancing time and money between running their private work and a community based social organisation.

What Support is available?

The BIT Resilience and Sustainability program is a 7-12-weekfully funded intensive program of support and includes:

·      7 workshops delivered on a 121 basis lasting about 1-1.5 hours covering topics to build knowledge and explore alternative options.

·      weekly drop-in group sessions to help build a peer to peer support, and connect with other social leaders across the UK

·      6 months FREE access to the SE Folk membership covering 50+ events, access to the knowledge hub and our UK-wide community of social leaders.

During the program we will cover 5 themes aimed at resetting you.  From here we can find away forward through looking at your community work, and the foundations in place. Because everyone’s journey is different, we will plan the modules that fit with your needs as the program progresses.

Theme 1 - Resetting You

Theme 2 - Refresh Purpose

Theme 3 - Find me more time

Theme 4 - Find me more funding

Theme 5 - Roadmap a positive future

How much does it cost?

The program is fully funded by the AVIVA Community Fund and National Emergency Trust.

The cost to you is your time invested in the sessions and the work ahead.

When Does it start?

Our next program is due to start Feb 2023.

how do i apply?

We need responses to the following questions;

1. Please tell us about your organisation and what it does

2. Please tell us about the challenges you see before you

3. Please tell us why you think you will benefit from this program

4. What does the future look like to you?

Then simply send your answers to me at in one of two ways:

Option 1 – Written Letter

No more than 150 words per question. Should be no more than 1.5 pages.


Option 2* – Short video

Same questions, simple recording, no need for Hollywood editing.