Devon Forum for New Local Economies

Austerity is kicking in, but there is also a massive opportunity to lead progressive change right here in Devon. Already there are exciting community-led economic solutions emerging across the region, as well as effective strategies, innovative projects, and energetic collaborators. So, Transition Towns, Social Enterprise Networks, Sustainability Groups and NGOs have  got together to bring […]

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A sustainability research agenda for Plymouth

Plymouth University’s Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research and Plymouth City Council have been working on a joint sustainability research  manifesto which will be launched 2.00-4.00pm on 25th February. The headings that will be developed within the manifesto are: Health Inequalities Natural Infrastructure Water Quality and Flooding Home Energy Transport Knowledge Economy Sustainable Food Governance and […]

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Invitation to participate in UK research on how we think about failure in social entrepreneurship.

How do we think about failure in social enterprises? Who decides when accidents, mistakes, unmet expectations and bad decisions count as failures? How do we deal with failures in our organisations? let’s talk about when things go wrong… These are the kinds of questions Roxanne Persaud is investigating in a doctoral study at the University […]

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Sexing Up StoryJug

I’m marching up the hill to Dartmoor on a crisp sunny day, with my mate Jill who I’ve not seen for ages. “What are you up to then?” She means, am I gainfully employed. “Well, I’ve just been booked to run some StoryJug workshops with recovering addicts so I’m looking forward to that.”   “So […]

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Plymotion grants up for grabs

Companies across the city are being invited to bid for funding through Plymotion at Your Workplace. The Council is offering match funded grants of up to £5000 to provide facilities or initiatives to encourage employees to leave their car at home and travel to work by foot, by bus or by bike. The grants could […]

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Advice Plymouth training programme

Advice Plymouth have launched their 2015 training programme with courses ranging from Campaigning to Tackling Discrimination to Helping Clients through the Debt Maze. All courses are low cost and delivered by experienced practitioners. Full details can be downloaded here or contact jane.m.guy@gmail.com for more details. Tweet

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Facebook Fame

Jayne Hardy of PSEN member Blurt Foundation is running a new course: ‘The School of Facebook Fame‘. This will help social enterprises and social entrepreneurs with their social media. Blurt developed thousands of followers and Jayne will explain how she did this and how you can too! More details and how to book here: The School […]

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Big Venture Challenge now live

The Big Venture Challenge supports ambitious entrepreneurs with access to business support, powerful connections and match funding to help them raise investment and deliver social impact at scale. BVC are looking for forty social ventures which are: Looking to raise investment of between £50k-500k A sustainable business with identified and proven revenue streams, routes to market and […]

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