NEST is Moving On Tyne & Wear’s social enterprise project, built by participants from our programme. Based on learning and sharing enterprise skills, this project accepts anyone in our programme who is interested in pursuing self-employment and enterprise routes.
How does NEST work?
NEST will run regular sessions to help participants learn new skills, be that through workshops ran by external trainers or participants within the programme. The workshops will focus on the areas that participants raise interest in. These could be different crafts such as knitting, jewellery making, or practice business skills like marketing or writing business plans.
Participants will have the chance to grow, adapt, and change NEST when they need. The two key benefits of NEST as a social enterprise are:
Using your new and existing skills to trade
Make things during NEST workshops and sell them to the community. Make money and fuel the growth of the project.
Learn valuable business skills for your own business
NEST can facilitate the needs of the people involved which means participants can learn whatever they need. Meet regularly to decide what you’d like to focus on.
You can find out about the activities taking place in the NEST project here or over on our events calendar:
Remembrance Day 2018
The South Tyneside NEST group have been meeting regularly and spending time getting creative! For Remembrance Day, they’ve channelled their creativity into poetry and drawing to commemorate fallen soldiers.
When you buy a poppy
To honours those who fell
Remember those Soldiers
Still alive and well
The ones who are injured
In body and Mind
Who had to leave
Friends and family behind
A pound for a poppy
That you should wear
To honour these men and women
And show that you care
Friday 17th August 10 am – 12 pm at Ocean Road Community Centre
This meeting will help participants establish what activities they’d like to take part in across the South Tyneside area. Participants will discuss ideas and set an agenda for the progress of NEST.
Can we support you?
If you are interested in how Moving On Tyne & Wear could help you, please get in touch.