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Month: December 2019

FREE funding search from Spark Somerset

20th December 2019

Unsure where to get funding and what you’ll be eligible for? Spark Somerset are offering a FREE funding search for your organisation. The search is bespoke to your organisation and covers a number of funding databases. Email Spark Somerset to find out more: support@sparksomerset.org.uk Read more

Building an inclusive economy through community business: the role of social capital and agency in community business formation in deprived communities

18th December 2019

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies’ latest report ‘Building an inclusive economy through community business: the role of social capital and agency in community business formation in deprived communities’ , funded by Power to Change, takes a comparative look at the social capital and agency needed to make community business flourish. The report surveys key stakeholders … Read more

Mobiloo – attended mobile toilet service with hoist and changing bench

18th December 2019

Mobiloo is the ‘world’s first mobile toilet service with hoist and changing bench’ (includes a friendly attendant!). It’s available at events and venues across the country – from football matches to festivals and museums! Having a Mobiloo at a venue or event means events are more accessible to everyone. The Mobiloo website also offers a … Read more

Somerset VCSE State of the Sector Survey

17th December 2019

In partnership with the Somerset VCSE Strategic Forum, Spark Somerset have launched the second Somerset VCSE State of the Sector Survey. The survey, which will be run every three years, gives VCSE organisations large and small an opportunity to tell Spark Somerset about their organisation, the great work they do, and any challenges they face. It … Read more

Small business guide to HR from Peninsula HR

16th December 2019

SmallBusiness.co.uk has partnered with award winning HR and Health and Safety outsourcing specialists, Peninsula HR, to bring you ‘The Small Business guide to HR’ for free. This e-book will take you through the essentials you need to grow and maintain your business including recruitment, employment contracts, parental leave, and managing employee conduct. It’s suitable for … Read more

Data protection web hub for SMEs from the ICO

13th December 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have launched a data protection web hub for small and medium sized enterprises. The hub includes free advice and information about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and offers a range of tools and checklists to make sure you keep your organisation compliant. Find out more and visit the hub Read more

Workshops and short courses from the SSE

12th December 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) are running a series of workshops and short courses throughout 2020. Topics include: Sources of funding for charities and social enterprises Mission-led branding Measuring social impact Writing successful bids Fundraising and crowd funding Finding new business and making sales Unlocking social investment Find out more and book your place … Read more

Tailored support available for social ventures from the University of Cambridge

6th December 2019

The Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge are offering all sorts of social ventures to get started and grow through the next six to 12 months of their journey. Whether you have global plans or are making an impact in your local community, their support is tailored to suit you. Since 2014, … Read more

Help with you growing your social venture from UnLtd

5th December 2019

UnLtd have launched a new programme to help ambitious social ventures to scale up. UnLtd will support over 25 social ventures a year through the Thrive programme as well as two groups of social ventures developing solutions in two distinct areas: Developing products and services for an ageing society Improving access to employment for those … Read more

Food available for community groups through FareShare

4th December 2019

FareShare saves good food from going to waste – fresh, tasty and in-date food from some of the UK’s top food companies. FareShare redistribute this surplus food to over 10,943 charities and community groups. If your organisation uses food to support people then you can sign up to receive food too. You might be running … Read more