Category Archives: Finance

Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards

These awards are now open to social enterprises and charities for Improving social inclusion Supporting disadvantaged people through skills, training or employment Creating a greener environment Awards of up to £10,000 are available in the Enterprising Charities fund and up … Continue reading

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GAIN Growth Fund deadline 17th April

The final date for Expressions of Interest in this round of the GAIN growth fund has been announced as 17th April 2014. Funding is available to businesses in Cornwall, Somerset and Devon (including Plymouth and Torbay), in the form of … Continue reading

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Big Issue Invest Social Venture Challenge

Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of the Big Issue, has opened a second round of its Corporate Social Venturing (CSV) programme. The programme uses corporate partners to invest in, support and nurture a new generation of high potential … Continue reading

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Win up to £10k by crowd-funding

Crowdfunder and Santander have teamed up to award prizes of up to £10k for social enterprises that galvanise the support of the crowd to get their idea’s funded with Crowdfunder. Projects need to be created and added to Crowdfunder by … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise Finance and Funding with Crowdfunder UK

Monday 18th November, 1pm-3pm at Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, PL1 4EL. Iridescent Ideas CIC and Crowdfunder UK present a FREE workshop on social enterprise funding and finance during the Plymouth Social Enterprise City Festival. This FREE event will cover funding … Continue reading

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Transform a local community building

From 2 July to 30 August the SIB group will be accepting Expressions of Interest for the capital element of the Community Assets and Services Grants. For more information on the project see here – you’ll need to meet one of the … Continue reading

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Free banking from the Co-op for Social Enterprises

Find out more from the co-op here by looking at: The social enterprise directplus account has various stipulations but aims to offer free banking to social enterprises Tweet

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Job opportunity with Zebra Collective

Community Development Worker  1 year fixed term contract 16 hours per week £25,000 p/a, pro rata In June 2013, Zebra Collective ( was successful in our bid for a one-year contract with Plymouth City Council to develop a voluntary and … Continue reading

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Strategy & Consultation Event on 26th June

We are attending Local Economic Partnership consultation event on European Union strategy on 26th June 8am-10am at the Holiday Inn. It would be useful to have a good social enterprise showing, it’s one representative per organisation. Here is a link for more … Continue reading

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Social Investment Tax Relief – Consulation

On the 10th of June The Prime Minister launched a consultation on the design of a new tax relief for private investment in social enterprise, at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in London. This follows the Chancellor’s announcement at … Continue reading

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