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Building an inclusive economy through community business: the role of social capital and agency in community business formation in deprived communities

18th December 2019

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies’ latest report ‘Building an inclusive economy through community business: the role of social capital and agency in community business formation in deprived communities’ , funded by Power to Change, takes a comparative look at the social capital and agency needed to make community business flourish. The report surveys key stakeholders … Read more

Mobiloo – attended mobile toilet service with hoist and changing bench

18th December 2019

Mobiloo is the ‘world’s first mobile toilet service with hoist and changing bench’ (includes a friendly attendant!). It’s available at events and venues across the country – from football matches to festivals and museums! Having a Mobiloo at a venue or event means events are more accessible to everyone. The Mobiloo website also offers a … Read more

Small business guide to HR from Peninsula HR

16th December 2019

SmallBusiness.co.uk has partnered with award winning HR and Health and Safety outsourcing specialists, Peninsula HR, to bring you ‘The Small Business guide to HR’ for free. This e-book will take you through the essentials you need to grow and maintain your business including recruitment, employment contracts, parental leave, and managing employee conduct. It’s suitable for … Read more

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

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

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