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Financial skills for small social enterprises – free webinars!

4th December 2018

Social Enterprise UK are running a series of free webinars this month about financial skills for small social enterprises. The webinars will cover the following topics: Webinar 1 Basic Budgeting: Wednesday 5 December – 12:00-13:00.  Register for webinar 1 here Webinar 2 Management Accounts: Thursday 13 December – 12:00-13:00. Register for webinar 2 here Webinar 3 Cash Flow: Friday 14 December 12:00-13:00. Register for webinar 3 here The webinars … Read more

The Fellowship Programme by the School for Social Entrepreneurs has launched!

4th December 2018

You’ve got an idea for a project that helps other people or the environment. How do you get it up and running? That’s where the Fellowship Programme comes in. The School for Social Entrepreneurs support you as you start up a social enterprise, charity or business to help people. You come along for practical learning – … Read more

Local Community Projects Fund by Greggs

3rd December 2018

The new round of Greggs funding for community projects supporting people in need is now open! What type of project do Greggs support? Greggs are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. They are also interested in new approaches … Read more

Social Enterprise and Creative Care (BA Hons) – a new degree at the University of Hull

3rd December 2018

Are you interested in a career where you use your ideas and energy to help people to find solutions to social issues and problems? Perhaps you are already a volunteer in an important social project? Maybe you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role that has a positive impact in your community? The University … Read more

New step-by-step resource about developing a social enterprise

30th November 2018

The School for Social Entrepreneurs have produced a new ‘step-by-step’ resource for people thinking about setting up a social enterprise. The resource takes you through the journey from your initial idea to becoming a leader and offers a series of questions and advice along the way. There are also some useful links to other support … Read more

LGBT Health and Social Care Funding

29th November 2018

The Government has launched a new fund for projects aimed at tackling LGBT health inequality. The Fund is in response to evidence that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals not only have poorer health when compared to the wider population, but also report poorer interaction with health services. The Government are not specifying what area of … Read more

Reform in government procurement

27th November 2018

Central government have announced changes to its procurement practices to boost social value considerations and reduce barriers for social enterprises. Cabinet minister David Lidington said the new approach in central government “will ensure this further levels the playing field for our small businesses and social enterprises – they are closest to our communities and will … Read more

Cascading Leadership: supporting peer-to-peer leadership development in the voluntary and community sector

21st November 2018

The King’s Fund have opened the latest round of the Cascading Leadership programme which provides an invaluable free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support. The Cascading Leadership programme was developed in … Read more

Charity code of digital practice

19th November 2018

The first code of digital practice for charities has been published this month. The code of practice aims to help charities increase their impact, develop their skills and improve sustainability through the use of core principles and best practice. The code of practice is free to access and voluntary to sign up to and though it … Read more

Happy Social Enterprise Day and 10 top tips to help you grow your business

15th November 2018

As part of Social Enterprise Day we’ve put together some top tips and tricks to help you grow your business using marketing tools – the links will take you to step by step guides/information: Tip 1: Promote your events on Facebook. Find out how here Tip 2: Make your social posts and leaflets more colourful 😎 Checkout … Read more