Growth and Resilience Hear from a Peer: Sunderland


Are you a social enterprise, charity or community organisation interesting in hearing a bit more about developing sources of earned income and how social investment can support and grow your earned income potential? 

Would you like to hear from VCSE sector organisations who have 'been there, done that' and want to share their experiences and learning with others? 

If so, come along to this informal event where three organisations will share their enterprise development and social investment journeys with you.  We will also have the opportunity to quiz and question them on the good, the bad, the challenges and the opportunities created for their organisations. 

In this space, there are no daft questions, no social investors or enterprise support organisations promoting their products and services to you, just voices from the sector telling their stories and sharing their experiences.

Who is it for?

Social enterprises, charities, community businesses and local groups who are interested in finding out more about earning their own income and social investment.





10:15- 10:45

Hear from a Peer Speakers

  • Dave Barras, Positive Support for You   
    Positive Support for You CIC provides high quality personcentred support to adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs and autism. Their key objectives are helping disabled people live in the community and creating employment in the local area.     

  • Carl Ditchburn, Community Campus '87   
    Established in 1987, Community Campus is a social enterprise working in Teesside with offices located in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. Community Campus provide housing support services, alongside training and personal development opportunities in partnership with their local community.

  • Deloris Martin, North East Dance
    North East Dance promote healthy lifestyle choices through dance and movement to encourage people to become fitter, healthier, motivated and inspired. They work within the private, public and third-sector delivering programs to suit a range of needs.


10:45- 11:15

Panel discussion and open Q&A



Table discussions and questions



Feedback and close


North East Dance CIC
126 Church Street North
NE Dance is a short 5-10 minute walk from Stadium of Light metro station. 

Date and Time

13th June 2019, 10am - 12pm

If you have any questions about your booking please email us at

June 13th, 2019 10:00 AM   to   12:00 PM
North East Dance
Church Street North
Sunderland, SR6 0DT
United Kingdom
Phone: 01912332000