Author Archive | michellevirgo

Local Banking event update

This event, held on 10th July 2015 at the Guildhall in Plymouth brought together 35 people representing socially entrepreneurial organisations in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to gain expertise, share ideas and plan next steps for local stakeholder banking. With that in mind, we invited Alex Templeton from the Community Bank of Hampshire, to tell us […]

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Network Meeting 14th July

Our next full network meeting will be at Mast House,  12.00 to 2.00 pm on 14th July. Our guest speaker will be Rob Nelder from Thrive Plymouth who will be talking about the 4:4:54 plan to reduce health inequality. He is keen to meet potential providers who can deliver services within this framework. We will […]

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ESSE partners in Plymouth

Partners from the five countries particpating in the ESSE social enterprise education project visited Plymouth this week. This European funded project will develop a training programme and resources to equip educators and careers advisors to fully support students in choosing social enterprise as a career option. The project is led by City College, Plymouth in […]

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Developing Car Clubs in England Programme

The Developing Car Clubs in England (DCCE) Programme is now open for a second round of bidding for new and innovative projects involving car clubs in England. Carplus is inviting bids, which demonstrate some new thinking and ideas. We are looking to build on the initial success of the first round of projects and the […]

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Local Banks for a Local Economy

Plymouth Social Enterprise Network has teamed up with the South West RSA, New Economics Foundation, Devon Forum for Local Economies and Transition Cornwall Network to put on this free learning event for Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall for anyone who would like to find out more about how we can work together to create local banks […]

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AGM 19th May 2015

This is official notice of the forthcoming PSEN AGM to be held on 19th May 2015, 1.00 to 3.00pm in Rehearsal Room 01 at TR2 As well as the AGM business, we will be convening a “Social Soapbox” from which members will be able to speak for up to three minutes on a social issue […]

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A Bank of Plymouth?

On 4th March, PSEN hosted a Future Business event on the theme of local stakeholder banking.  The dominance of commercial  banks in the UK is unusual when compared to other nations and Tony Greenham from the New Economics Foundation talked us through banking models from around the world, including  co-operative banks in Europe, credit unions […]

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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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