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Launch of pop-up digital hub in Bridgwater

3rd June 2019

There is a new pop-up digital hub coming to Bridgwater, Somerset! The launch event will be on 6th June at 12 o’clock midday at St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater and will then be running every week. The hub is free and will be for anyone who needs help around the internet or learning to use technology. … Read more

Free management consultancy for not-for-profits from The Cranfield Trust

14th May 2019

The Cranfield Trust are offering free management consultancy to formally constituted non-profit organisation whose primary purpose is to address issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion which includes tailored business advice and solutions. As part of the offer The Cranfield Trust will offer support in the following areas: Leadership and strategic direction (Charity governance and … Read more

Transforming Healthcare Together – FREE toolkit for health, care & VCSE leaders

10th May 2019

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have put together a new support offer designed to equip health, care and VCSE leaders to build relationships that will transform the healthcare system – with a practical focus on working together to achieve joint action. Free to access, this support is jointly funded by NHS England and … 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

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

Financial skills webinars for small social enterprises

11th March 2019

Social Enterprise UK have shared recordings of their recent webinars around financial skills for small social enterprises.  These webinars were part of a programme funded by Santander Plc and delivered in partnership with Charity Finance Group. The learning resources are designed for social enterprises with a turnover of below £1m who have a successful business … Read more

Partnership toolkit by Nesta

5th March 2019

Working in, or creating a partnership is a practical way you can grow your enterprise but it’s worth having discussions up front about the expectations from both sides and getting something down on paper about what is agreed – this can help your partnership be successful and stop things getting messy further down the line. … Read more

Social media policy template

19th February 2019

If you have a social media presence for your business and employ staff it’s worth having a social media policy. The policy will give staff guidelines about using the business Twitter and Facebook feeds to avoid any embarrassing or potentially reputation damaging posts being made. The folks over at TechDonut, an online technology resource for … Read more

Small business and sole trader self-assessment checklists for GDPR

18th February 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have issued a data protection self-assessment toolkit for small businesses and sole traders to help navigate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came in last year. Access the self assesment toolkit here Read more

New resources from the School for Social Entrepreneurs

28th January 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. They run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference and have a raft of free resources for social enterprises. The School for Social Entrepreneurs has … Read more