Social Enterprise City in the Houses of Parliament

I was invited by Social Enterprise UK to speak about how Plymouth is developing as a Social Enterprise City at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Enterprise at the Houses of Parliament this week. This group has a remit to promote social enterprise across the country. It was chaired by Chris White MP – who […]

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Social justice, inequality and business

Zebra Collective, aged 12, is a Plymouth-based worker cooperative. The social issue we exist to address is, we think, the social issue: social injustice. All our work – training (equality & inclusion, values & skills for helpers who work with marginalised people), facilitation, and community development – is, at its heart, about tackling the subtle […]

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The Second POP Thursday

19th FEBRUARY  10 – 5 THE COUNCIL HOUSE RECEPTION ROOM 10-12  Building a network of Facilitators throughout the city. 10 -12 Fairness Commission VCS leadership group meeting on an anti-discrimination movement in the community All welcome to come and take part – it’s not just for the established group. We want to create a movement […]

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Thrive Third Sector, Heartlands Cornwall

Do you work with at a charity or social enterprise? Are you looking to improve fundraising, think commercially, be creative and ambitious and/or network with other voluntary sector organisations? If so, we have the event for you – Thrive Third Sector is a conference on March 13th 2015 at Heartlands to celebrate ambition and innovation […]

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Community Asset Transfer opportunity

Plymouth City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for a Community Asset Transfer from community sport organisations in the City for the former North Prospect Library,  Greatlands Place, North Prospect PL2 3JG. The Council would like to receive Expressions of Interest by the 27th March 2015 and would be happy to receive expressions from individual […]

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Seedbed investment support

The Seedbed investment support programme for social enterprises will start in April 2015. The programme isa partnership between Dartington Hall Trust, Futures Entrepreneurship Centre and the South West Investment Group. They say.. “At Seedbed, we have created a number of tailor-made one-to-one, small group and large group activities to help your social venture, through coaching, […]

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The SEDA Catalyst Award 2015

What is the award? Working in partnership with Santander, UnLtd is seeking expressions of interest from established social enterprises with great potential to make real positive social change; and would benefit from funding and support to invest in growth. The SEDA Catalyst Award consists of funding of either £5,000 or£10,000 to spend on capital items […]

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Social purpose social media training, advice and support

From day dot, it’s been our mission to become a self-sustainable organisation, says Jayne from the Blurt Foundation. One which doesn’t have to ask for donations (although they’re always welcome) or spend hours completing funding applications. We’ve developed our social media consultancy arm with that in mind and also because we’re passionate about opening the […]

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