This month, Durham based social enterprise The Wood Pile is celebrating its first birthday. The organisation has had a great impact on the Durham community over the past year, providing support, mentoring and work experience for numerous local people and working hard to gain a significant online and local presence. Customers and supporters are invited to attend an open […]
This year, Aviva Community Fund launched a competition to secure funding for important causes in the community. Back in April, Aviva encouraged anyone and everyone to submit a project, as long as it made a difference to the community. There were four levels of funding and four categories to choose from. North East based social enterprise Success4All applied for £10,000 in […]
The Big Lottery Fund today launched the £10m Big Potential Advanced Fund. The new ‘Advanced’ route is an extension to Big Lottery Fund’s existing investment readiness programme; Big Potential. It will be supporting organisations at a more advanced stage in their social investment journey, looking to raise larger investments of over £500,000 as well as […]
The growth of CICs collectively has exceeded all expectations, with over 10,000 now operating in every area of Civil Society and across the UK. Something very special is happening with the first new company legislation in 150 years; this survey to provide a real snapshot of the amazing work being achieved by individuals and organisations across the UK.
A new package of funding and support for ‘real farming’ will be launched on 13 July. The Just Growth programme aims to nurture the development of community enterprises that are farming and producing food in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
This post first appeared on The Forge >>>> A panel of national and regional experts are to take part in the region’s first ever knowledge exchange for social enterprise. Social entrepreneurs and people interested in setting up a social enterprise are being invited to the free event which has been organised as part of a […]
New opportunities funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) that help you to take control in your neighbourhood launched on 1 April 2015. New programmes on My Community are: Our Place Want to put communities at the heart of service delivery in your area? Our Place helps you work with local people to identify […]
Tees Valley Unlimited and the area’s five Local Authorities have launched a free voucher scheme to help small and medium-sized companies in the area turbo-charge their businesses communications through better broadband links. Tees Valley Unlimited and the area’s five Local Authorities have launched a free voucher scheme to help small and medium-sized companies in the […]
Join us for a networking lunch and celebratory showcase – Wednesday 10 June 2015, 11am – 1:30pm, Space Six. Sign up via Eventbrite >>>>
Which is the UK’s best co-operative? It could be a large successful business, a fast growing start-up or an innovative community enterprise. This year, for the first time, Co-operatives UK is asking its members to decide. For the last three years, the winners have been Suma Wholefoods, Central England Co-operative and Midcounties Co-operative. Who will it […]