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Training for community businesses and organisations from Stir to Action and the New Economy Programme

16th September 2019

The New Economy Programme is for 2019-2020 programme is now open for bookings and and will take place in Plymouth, Bradford, Newcastle, Bristol, London, and Dorset from October 2019 to July 2020. The training programme includes the following sessions: Building spaces for community inclusion Building a powerful brand identity Community ownership: How to get started … Read more

‘Taking care of business’ – business masterclass sessions from FSB

13th September 2019

The FSB have teamed up with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Worldpay to offer business masterclasses to small businesses across the UK. For many small businesses, the security of payment information and any personal data you hold on your clients and customers can seem a complex landscape to navigate, but it’s more important than … Read more

Grow your business with tech – events in Plymouth and Bridgwater

12th September 2019

The South West Growth Hub are running a couple of half day events which will give you insight into future digital trends and the opportunities they present for your business as well as an overview of all the funded support services you can access to help you grow your business with tech. You will hear … Read more

Preparing for Brexit – a guide for adult social care providers

11th September 2019

The Government have put together a guide for adult social care providers in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guide includes information about: Supply of medicines, medicinal devices and clinical consumables Supply of non-clinical consumables, goods and services Business continuity plans Workforce Professional qualifications Data sharing, processing and access Useful contacts The guide is … Read more

Webinar: Secrets to preparing for the due diligence process

11th September 2019

If you’re looking for a repayable investment, rather than grant-funding, into your social enterprise, charity or community group you will need to be aware of the due diligence process. Good Finance and Big Society Capital are hosting a webinar with speakers from Key Fund and Think For The Future that will cover: What the due … Read more

Small Good Stuff celebration event in York – 1st October

9th September 2019

Community Catalysts are hosting an event in York to celebrate the great work being done by small community-based providers offering personalised care and support. When is it: Tuesday 1st October 11am – 2pm (drop in event so call in any time) Where is it: The John Cooper Studio, 41 Monkgate, YO31 7BP Who can go: … Read more

New service to help you find trustees in North Yorkshire

29th August 2019

The new Hands Up for Trustees campaign, co-ordinated by Community First Yorkshire, aims to match volunteers looking for trustee positions with voluntary organisations looking for skilled and experienced trustees across North Yorkshire, working in partnership with Reach Volunteering. The aim of the project is to bring people and skills together to grow local communities. Find out … Read more

Small business banking guide

27th August 2019 have put together a selection of useful articles about business banking for small businesses. It includes information about for new start ups and growing businesses. Small business banking guide Do you need a business bank account? Setting up a business bank account: What small companies should know   Read more

St. James’ Place Foundation – Small Grant Programme

22nd August 2019

The St. James’ Place Foundation is offering small grants of up to £10,000 for capital items and projects. The small grants programme is available to smaller UK Registered Charities working nationally, regionally or locally in the UK with an annual income of up to £1,000,000. They do not currently accept applications from CICs. The programme … Read more

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now!

21st August 2019 have out together a list of 150 grants for small businesses across the UK. For the purposes of the list ‘small businesses’ are defined as having fewer than 250 employees or with a turnover of less than £45,000 and a balance sheet totalling less than £39,000. Read the full list here Read more