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.
This is a new community resource covering a variety of topics that will, we hope, be useful for community organisations undergoing change, community business development or creating new forms of governance.
Our news feeds will keep you up to date on funding, Charity Commission updates and the news from the Church of England, in concert with the Near Neighbours Programme.
What others do in the world to effect change can often create passionate communities for change at home.
We will add feature articles to this page, constantly updated and refreshed, that we hope will help you and your community persevere with your enterprise ambitions.
Do book mark our pages above, or visit our site, as we cycle and refresh our content regularly. We hope to become a reliable and regular resource for your project.
(We’re happy to feature your success as well as ask the enterprising community for reflection on things that aren’t going so well too!)