Power to Change

ONE VOICE AWARDED UP TO £10,000 AND PLACE ON LEARNING PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE LOCAL COMMUNITY

Zaffer Khan, the Chief Executive Officer of One Voice Blackburn in Lancashire is one of 71 leaders across England selected for a competitive learning programme and grant of up to £10,000.

The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change. The programme supports people improving their local communities through trade.

The programme will help Zaffer Khan to grow One Voice Blackburn which runs groups to encourage empowerment, leadership and cohesion in the local area.

Zaffer Khan will soon begin a nine-month learning programme at the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE). SSE helps people develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems.

Zaffer Khan says: “I am delighted to have been accepted onto the Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change. The programme and grant of up to £10,000 will help us grow One Voice Blackburn so we can support more people in Blackburn.”

Amber Sorrell, programme manager at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, says: “We are thrilled to welcome One Voice Blackburn onto the programme, where they’ll learn alongside other community leaders how to create lasting social impact for the region. We are confident Zaffer Khan has the entrepreneurial qualities and motivation to increase their impact on Blackburn even further, which is why we have awarded them a highly-coveted place.”