Supporting local people to step towards a livelihood that matters to them. 

Interested in building a resilient community, making money from your craft, or setting up a food producing business? Edventure:Frome are hosting a range of funded short courses, led by local experts, centered around helping people to create a more sustainable, resilient local community. Whether  you’re starting out, scaling up, or simply interested in finding out more, this is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn from local entrepreneurs with real, practical experience. Lisa Hawes, Edventure’s Business Development and Communications Lead says, ‘these courses are all about exploration, pulling a thread and seeing what happens. They’re for anyone who is seeking support to make their ideas real.’ 

Thanks to support from Frome Town Council, events will be held in the Town Hall. They’ll run from 9.30 – 12.30, and you can attend online or in person. Tickets are funded by Somerset Skills and Learning, you just need to pay a £5 booking fee to secure an in-person place, and complete a couple of forms before and after the event. 

8th June: Resilience Practice for Communities & Businesses

How can we bounce back from the pandemic, or better yet, rebuild our local economy in a green, fair, sustainable way? Head to Frome Town Hall and learn from the wonderful people who are making it happen: serial entrepreneur Gavin Eddy, who famously founded the Frome Independent Market and Forward Space; author and lecturer Jean Boulton; coach, catalyst and systemic practitioner, Jane James; Frome Town Council’s Community Development Manager, Kate Hellard; and Edventure’s own Neil Oliver and Johannes Moeller (Director and MD). Come and discuss how we can pull together to make the most of our local resources. 

10th June: Making Making into a Business 

Making Making is coming to Shepton! Following the success of the short course in Frome, experts Liz Huband of Badger House Leather at Black Swan Arts, and Johannes Moeller will be popping up in Shepton Mallet to spread their knowledge and share their stories. Find out how Liz successfully turned her passion for sustainable leather into a business, and how Johannes co-founded Edventure and helped many people set up their social/creative enterprise. They’ll share their wisdom on how to make money by doing what you love. Bring your creativity, ideas, and products if you wish to share them. 

22nd July: Future Growers & Farmers – Starting up a Food Producing Business 

The pandemic shed light on the vulnerabilities of our food supply chains; increased demand shortens supply chains, and climate change continues to impact our resources. Producing food and farming on a small scale is an essential step towards a sustainable future. It’s not easy, but people such as Cordelia Rowlatt, co-founder of Vallis Veg ,and Hannah Steenbergen, founder of Meadowsweet are leading the way. If you’re green-fingered, perhaps this is the perfect time to start up a small-scale food producing business?!