Anna Dietrich wins place on prestigious learning programme and up to £15,000 to improve local community
Anna Dietrich, the Regional Lead for the West of England at Clean Slate Training and Employment, is one of 15 leaders in Bath and North East Somerset to have been selected for a competitive learning programme and Match Trading grant of up to £15,000.
The programme will help Anna to implement the innovative Elements project at Clean Slate, supporting people on a low income and those long-term unemployed to develop their life experience into skills an employer will value. This builds on pilot projects already underway at Clean Slate, which supports people on a low income to take control of their money, find work (or better work) and get online.
Once people have addressed their immediate needs via Clean Slate’s one-to-one services, money skills and employment training, those who feel ready will be supported to understand and develop the skills that their own challenges and life experience have given them, with the option to develop towards work in the care and support sector which is currently facing a staffing crisis.
Anna has begun a four-month Accelerator learning programme with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, which supports people starting up and running social enterprises, charities, community business and environmental projects.
Anna says: “I am excited to have been accepted onto the BaNES Social Entrepreneurs Programme. The programme, and Match Trading grant of up to £15,000 will help me develop the Elements programme at Clean Slate, so I can support more people in BaNES in 2022.”
Bath and North East Somerset Social Entrepreneurs Programme is led by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in partnership with 3SG. It is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, which is managed by the West of England Combined Authority within the Bath and North East Somerset region.
Dirk Rohwedder, South West Director for School for Social Entrepreneurs, says: “We are delighted to welcome Anna Dietrich onto the Accelerator programme, where they’ll learn alongside other community leaders how to build a more resilient organisation and create greater social impact for the region. We are confident Anna has the leadership qualities and motivation to increase their impact on BaNES even further, which is why we have awarded her a highly coveted place.”
As part of the programme, SSE has partnered with 3SG to provide free support through workshops and events until the end of June 2022. These will tackle subjects ranging from managing finances and fundraising to future planning and scaling up. They are open to all social enterprises, community businesses, charity and voluntary organisations in Bath and North East Somerset whether or not they’re on the programme and can be booked here: 3sg.org.uk/bsep