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Month: April 2019

Introduction to self-employment – FREE course in North Somerset

29th April 2019

Course: Introduction to self-employment – becoming your own boss When: 9 – 23 May 2019 from 10am – 1pm (3 sessions) Where: At the Campus, Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 7DX Cost: FREE for adults 19 years old or over who have few or no qualifications or are in receipt of certain benefits What’s … Read more

E-learning for health and social care by St Thomas Training

26th April 2019

St Thomas Training offer a range of e-learning for the health and social care sector. The e-learning courses are divided into five categories: Health and social care topics (including the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding) Disability awareness (including Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome) Mandatory training (including GDPR, Health & … Read more

Leeds Fund: micro grants for individuals and small voluntary groups in Leeds

25th April 2019

The Leeds Fund Micro Grants support individuals and small voluntary groups to improve the lives of the people in their communities through volunteer led activities that aim to make a positive difference. Fund criteria The scheme can fund a wide range of items including volunteer expenses, publicity costs, equipment, room hire, materials for activities, etc. … Read more

iPad lending and help for the people you work with to get online in Leeds

24th April 2019

A lack of digital skills can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, and it’s those who are already at a disadvantage – through age, income, disability, unemployment, or education – that are most likely to be digitally excluded. Leeds Libraries and Good Things Foundation – the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity – are working together … Read more

Community business weekend 16-19 May 2019

17th April 2019

Community Business Weekend is the annual open doors event that celebrates communities in England who are using business to transform where they live. 2018 saw more than 17,000 people visit 225 community businesses during the weekend. Over the last three years, community businesses up and down the country have organized events during Community Business Weekend … Read more

Bags of help grant by Tesco

17th April 2019

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across Great Britain. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. How does Bags of Help work? Bags of Help is … Read more

Structures for social enterprises by DLA Piper and UnLtd

16th April 2019

If you’re thinking of setting up a social enterprise there are quite a few different legal structures to consider: Company Limited by Shares Company Limited by Guarantee Community Interest Company (CIC) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) ‘Co-operative’ Industrial and Provident Society ‘Community Benefit’ Industrial and Provident Society Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Partnership Sole Trader/Unincorporated Association It’s … Read more

Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity

15th April 2019

A new guidance document has been published by the Government specifically for charities with a connection to a non-charity and applies to both trustees of charities connected to a non-charity and for organisations setting up as a charity that have this type of connection. The document details how to manage and review your charity’s connection … Read more

Somerset Development Programme

12th April 2019

SSE Dartington have launched a new programme – funded by Enhance Social Enterprise (ERDF) – for social enterprises that are incorporated or plan to be by the start of the programme. This free Development programme will take place in Taunton between June and September 2019. Somerset Development Programme will consist of four learning days spread over three … Read more

Berkshire Community Foundation funding available

11th April 2019

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) manages a number of named funds, and awards grants to support community groups and projects benefiting people living in Berkshire. One of the funds aims to support projects tackling issues of isolation, disability and/or disadvantage affecting the elderly. Grants awarded will aim to improve health and well-being, improve access to facilities, … Read more