Sage Foundation has cemented its support for our Supermums, with an additional £15k grant from its Enterprise Fund. The second award from the Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund has been made to scale up the Programme, with the aim to scale to support 120 mums a year.
During the last year we have successfully piloted the programme and launched our new website.
Our focus for 2018 is to launch our volunteer programme, and to recruit professional volunteer mentors and trainers from the Salesforce ecosystem to support our mums during the course.
The course is already attracting international attention as mums and volunteers join the programme from across the world. Our plan is to increase our number of trainees on our existing Salesforce admin course and develop new courses over the next year.
Elaine McCulloch Sage Foundation Manager UKI says of the grant: “Sage Foundation is delighted to back the growth of Salesforce Supermums in its second year. Following a successful pilot year it is exciting to see mums benefiting from new skills and employment opportunities that meet their aspirations. We are invested in helping Supermums to research and develop its business model to enable it to sustain its growth for the future as a true social enterprise.”
Heather Black, Supermums Founder said of the award “Supermums started as my vision for empowering parents back to work, and it’s so rewarding to seeing this taking shape. So far, over 50 mums and dads have joined the Supermums Programme and we are actively placing mums into flexible work via our recruitment arm. The investment from the Sage Foundation will help us to triple our impact next year.”