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Community business weekend 16-19 May 2019

17th April 2019

Community Business Weekend is the annual open doors event that celebrates communities in England who are using business to transform where they live. 2018 saw more than 17,000 people visit 225 community businesses during the weekend. Over the last three years, community businesses up and down the country have organized events during Community Business Weekend … Read more

Bags of help grant by Tesco

17th April 2019

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across Great Britain. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. How does Bags of Help work? Bags of Help is … 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

Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity

15th April 2019

A new guidance document has been published by the Government specifically for charities with a connection to a non-charity and applies to both trustees of charities connected to a non-charity and for organisations setting up as a charity that have this type of connection. The document details how to manage and review your charity’s connection … Read more

Somerset Development Programme

12th April 2019

SSE Dartington have launched a new programme – funded by Enhance Social Enterprise (ERDF) – for social enterprises that are incorporated or plan to be by the start of the programme. This free Development programme will take place in Taunton between June and September 2019. Somerset Development Programme will consist of four learning days spread over three … Read more

Berkshire Community Foundation funding available

11th April 2019

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) manages a number of named funds, and awards grants to support community groups and projects benefiting people living in Berkshire. One of the funds aims to support projects tackling issues of isolation, disability and/or disadvantage affecting the elderly. Grants awarded will aim to improve health and well-being, improve access to facilities, … Read more

Somerset Community Foundation Grants

10th April 2019

Introduction Somerset Community Foundation manages over 84 different funds on behalf of individuals, companies, and local government. Most of the grants that are made from these funds are called Foundation Grants. They are awarded every three months by a panel of local people. Grants are available from between £250 and £5,000 for projects and organisations … Read more

Skills for Care survey research: Individual employers and the personal assistant workforce, 2019

9th April 2019

Skills for Care have published their latest findings from their survey research into individual employers and their personal assistants. The report focuses on individuals who employ their own staff (also known as individual employers) and their personal assistants (PAs). There was previously limited knowledge about this part of the adult social care sector, so Skills … Read more

Do I need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office?

5th April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, individuals and organisations that process personal data need to … Read more

Free online courses to help you start or grow your business

3rd April 2019

Tech Nation’s Digital Business Academy are offering free online courses to help you start or grow your business. The courses are aimed at digital businesses but the content is suitable for all. There are 85 courses in total and topics include: Marketing and sales Ideas and products Brand and communications People and talent Operations and … Read more