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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 August, North East based CIC Media Savvy is launching Media Savvy Ghana, a sister programme with inaugural courses beginning in August 2015. The programme will focus on growing digitally-orientated businesses in the city of Sunyani, where there is a high demand for more creative skills.
Information for those interested in being a delivery partner on Big Red Ladder’s Building Better Opportunities (Big Lottery Opt-in) project, including Expression of Interest form (deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 24 June 2015).
Effective leadership is central to the growth and sustainability of a third sector organisation. This programme will allow you to invest time on identifying and developing your leadership strengths as you take forward your organisation.
The awards are open to all social enterprises and include specific categories that investors, corporates, public sector bodies and charities may also apply for. Click here for the full list of categories and criteria and how to apply online. What makes a winner? Keep an eye out for emails, and visit the Social Enterprise UK website as […]
Have your say on issues affecting your business Tees Valley Unlimited is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley. As part of our role to grow the local economy we are keen to understand the views of local businesses and this quick Business Survey will help us identify what you need to help your business […]
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 […]
Big Red Ladder is a development framework pulled together by NESEP and a small number of VCSE partners in anticipation of the Big Lottery Opt-In (”Building Better Opportunities”) call. It’s a framework based on key values, as well as the concept of the VCSE sector shaping and delivering the offer. We’re having an event to explore with Northumberland VCSEs their […]
The North East’s first ever knowledge exchange for social enterprise The Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside have been working collaboratively to promote and support social enterprise in the North East over the past year. We know that the region can become a leader for social entrepreneurship and we are gathering key stakeholders, […]