You’ll leave brimming with ideas and enthusiasm to generate more impact and more income for your charity – guaranteed.
Choose from practical, interactive workshops, led by the sector’s top trainers and experts. PLUS, a programme of inspirational talks from charities doing innovative and exciting communications work, packed full of advice for your organisation.
You’ll also have the chance to get one to one advice from our speakers and other experts, and to meet your fellow delegates in our all-day networking space’. Read more here…
Source: Directory of Social Change web pages. Accessed 26.09.2016
This is a great event, spread over two days, that provides a real opportunityto improve your wroting and marketing skills.
Sessions for both days (pdf) are focused on the practical outcomes needed to achieve increased effectiveness in your group or organisation.
Investment in Britain’s children, youth and vulnerable communities…
‘The Bright Futures Fund represents a real opportunity for ambitious charities and social enterprises to access the capital they need to expand and scale their work, with a particular focus on those that are working to improve the lives of children, young people and other vulnerable groups throughout the UK.
The Fund has a specific focus on organisations which are delivering effective interventions to improve the lives of children, young people and vulnerable groups. Some of the issues that investees will tackle include helping children to avoid entering foster care; ensuring access to education; and improving the most important early years of a child’s life’.
15th October 2016, a key date for your diary and community action list.
‘Social Saturday is a platform on which you can promote your social enterprise. So why not get involved in this national campaign, raise awareness about the work you do and encourage people to buy social.
Social Saturday is dedicated to the UK’s growing social enterprise movement. So wherever you are, join in and let’s put social enterprises on the map’.
Source: The Social Saturday web pages Accessed: 05.08.2016
We’ve partnered with Locality and received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to help urban communities access the support and resources available for rural communities to set up community-owned shops…’ (Source: The Plunkett Foundation, Nov. 2015)
The programme application process is now open for this new Foundation initiative. See more here.
The Plunkett Foundation have already helped ten urban groups to explore the potential of their urban community owned shop idea. Is the time right for your community?
The Foundation will make grants of between 20,000 and thirty thousand pounds, and it is open to applications from across the UK.
Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund for projects across England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion.
Big Lottery Funding and ESF (European Social Fund) money is being deployed through the LEP network in England to offer matching funding to a variety of local projects, which tackle the root cause of poverty, promote social inclusion or drive local job creation.
You can see, currently, 71 opportunities for investment with the fund, of which 25 LEP areas are now live, with more to be available in the autumn of 2015.
The internet is full of information, so much, that sometimes it is difficult to sort out all the news, data and advice available.
Here at enterprisingcommunities.today we do write our own content for you, and provide formal sessions and training to pass it along. However, occasionally we come across a simple, clear and professional piece of advice that is useful, but provided by other organisations.
101 Simple Steps to Better Governance by Pitman Trustees Limited is one of them. A document containing 101 things that charity trustees need to know, both to be effective and to be efficient.
Santander offer support to registered charitable organisations, or community groups in possession of a constitution who are already trading.
The Fund offers three thematic awards, improving social inclusiion, skills and training and creating a greener environment.
Levels of funding available will include £20,000 for the Fast Growth category, £10,000 for the enterprising charity looking to increase trading activity and £5,000 Catalyst Growth for organisations nearer the beginning of their journey.