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Month: January 2020

Have your say on council plans for adult social care charges in Central Bedfordshire

31st January 2020

Central Bedfordshire Council are urging residents to have their say on changes to how they charge for adult social care. If you or a loved one accesses social care, or you’re planning for the future, these changes could affect you. The consultation opened this week and closes on 30 April 2020. Find out more and … Read more

Ward Councillor Grants and Community Asset Grants available in Central Bedfordshire

31st January 2020

Central Bedfordshire Council are investing in new grant schemes this year, designed to support local groups to meet needs in their communities. There are two grant programmes available: Ward Councillor Grant – For people who are involved in a local group or project in Central Bedfordshire that needs some help. Or for people who have an … Read more

FREE online training from FutureLearn – how to launch and run a sustainable social enterprise

22nd January 2020

FutureLearn have teamed up with Middlesex University Business School to offer a flexible and FREE online training course about setting up a sustainable social enterprise. The Social Enterprise program comprises three online courses which introduce you to the world of social enterprise. You will find out how to design your social enterprise model and bring it … Read more

Integrated Care Systems and rural communities

20th January 2020

The structure of health and social care is changing, integration is the new buzz word and ‘Integrated Care Systems’ (ICS) are to become the norm – but what are they and how will they affect communities, particularly those in rural areas? Find out more in this excellent article by Jessica Sellick, a senior research fellow at … Read more

FREE Online training courses from the Open University

16th January 2020

The Open University are offering hundreds of FREE online training programmes from introductory to advanced levels. Broad topics covered include: Health, Sports and Psychology Education and Development History and The Arts Languages Money and Business Nature and Environment Science, Maths and Technology Society, Politics and Law Examples of the specific courses include: Entrepreneurship – from … Read more

Measuring your social impact

15th January 2020

If you manage a charity or social enterprise you might be required to measure your impact or ‘social impact’ to satisfy your funders or stakeholders but doing so can also help the people that your organisation supports. Good Finance have launched an easy-to-follow video to help you think about how you can measure social impact … Read more

Funding for community projects from The Wakeham Trust

10th January 2020

The Wakeham Trust support small scale change through offering grants between £150-2500 to community projects. Projects the Trust is keen to support include: Projects that are too new to get support through established fundraising channels Well panned projects that are likely to be self-supporting in future Projects that involve groups who are usually considered recipients … Read more

A charity guide to getting your story into the media by MediaTrust

9th January 2020

MediaTrust have put together a short guide to help you get noticed (in the right way!) by the media and talks about how you can tell your story. The guide provides top tips and best practice advice on interacting with the media from three different perspectives: the communications trainer, the equality charity and the media. … Read more

Launch of Enhance Social Enterprise Network – Somerset

8th January 2020

When: Wednesday 15th January 2020, 18:00-20:00 Where: Old School, High Street, Queen Camel, BA22 7NH Cost: FREE Join ESEN for the launch of Enhance Social Enterprise Network, Somerset. The network aims to raise awareness of its members and their positive impacts, add value to organisations by providing access to support and funding, and host opportunities … Read more