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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

The Vision Fund: Funding available to support services to the blind and visually impaired in London

3rd December 2019

The Vision Fund have launched a new grant for community groups in London who support the blind and visually impaired. The fund aims to improve the opportunities, well-being and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people across London. There are three grant pots available: Small – up to £5000 per year Medium – between £5000 … Read more

Funding for self-help groups to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers

22nd November 2019

The Jill Franklin Trust offers grants to small charities in deprived areas of Great Britain, particularly the North of England and from Wales. Grants are typically £1,000 for one to three years, and the trust has five categories grant applications can fall into: Self-Help groups to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, … Read more

Hundreds of FREE business factsheets available from the Growth Hub

21st November 2019

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub have licenced access to thousands of practical, factual and digestible reports, guides, factsheets and reference resources for businesses including: Detailed start up guides for over 600 small business trades, sectors and professions Easy to understand details of over 400 acts, regulations and local trading licenses governing small … Read more

FREE marketing consultancy from Agency for Good

19th November 2019

Agency for Good are a Yorkshire-based marketing agency with a social purpose and as part of this they are offering charities, social enterprise and other social purpose organisations 6 hours of free marketing consultancy to help you focus and streamline your marketing activities. Agency for Good specialise in working with start ups and social purpose … Read more

FREE mental health toolkit for small to medium-sized businesses and sole traders

14th November 2019

How’s Business, the growth hub for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding have put together a free, online mental health toolkit. The toolkit will help you learn how to encourage a positive wellbeing culture within your workplace, how to identify problems, what to do about issues when they arise, and where to go for further … Read more