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Low cost training available in Somerset

29th January 2019

Spark Somerset are offering a raft of low cost training over the next few months in Somerset: 31st January, 9:30am to 12pm, Wincanton – Basic Awareness Child Protection – £40- More details 12th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm, Wells – GDPR and Cyber Security – £35 More details 13th February, 9:45am to 12:45pm, Burnham-on-Sea – Projects – … 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

All you need to know about starting a social enterprise…

25th January 2019

The lovely people over at Social Enterprise UK have put together a fab guide to help you set up your own social enterprise. As well as background information about social enterprises and why you might want to set one up it also includes lots of useful tips and help about: Setting a mission Considering your … Read more

13 Free Digital Tools for Charities by NAVCA

23rd January 2019

NAVCA have created a guide to help charities access the free resources available to them. The guide is split into four sections covering: Design Communications Operations ‘All-in-one’ tools The guide provides a quick summary of each tool and also covers how they can best improve charities’ digital output. If you are a registered charity all … Read more

Social enterprise awards – applications are open!

22nd January 2019

The search is on for the UK’s top 100 social enterprises as entries now open for the NatWest SE100 Index and Social Business Awards 2019. The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK – by naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year in the Index, and … Read more

CQC Case study recruitment

21st January 2019

The CQC is planning a new campaign aimed at people who are choosing care at home or a care home for themselves or a loved one. The campaign aims to raise awareness of CQC, its role in inspecting and regulating care homes and the help its inspection reports and ratings can provide to those choosing … Read more

In Kind Direct – Supplies for charities, social enterprises and community groups at significantly reduced rates

18th January 2019

Founded in 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods donated by companies to UK charities, social enterprises and community groups working in the UK and overseas. In Kind Direct work with not-for-profit organisations and companies to help ensure that everyone has access to life’s essentials and that no usable product … Read more

BAME business support programme in Greater London

17th January 2019

Social Investment Business have launched Diverse Ambitions – a support programme and fund referral scheme for BAME charities and social enterprises in the Greater London area. The programme is fully funded and aims to help BAME organisations by increasing their growth, social impact, financial resilience and put them in a better position to raise social … Read more

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Grant giving programme for rural communities

16th January 2019

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has grants of up to £50,000 available for projects that will provide a long-term positive impact to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will provide funding towards projects affecting areas of greatest need in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that clearly contribute towards one … Read more

Funding search tool for charities

15th January 2019

If you’re unsure where to source funding for your charity or where to find pro bono goods and services it’s worth having a look at the funding search tool from the Charity Excellence Framework which includes over 100 links to other funding finders and grant giving organisations. The funding finder is split out into geographical … Read more