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The Future of Social Enterprise. It’s the sixth Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival

For the sixth year Plymouth will hold its week long social enterprise festival from Monday 14th November. Organised by the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network (PSEN), the festival coincides with Global Entrepreneurship Week and this year focuses on the future of social enterprise in the city. The series of events takes place during the week of […]

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THINQTANQ collaborative workspace opens

THINQTANQ, a collaborative workspace in Plymouth City Centre, opened this week. This workspace is available for anyone who wants a place to work alongside others, with a variety of working spaces to choose from: tables, desks, couches, picnic benches, and includes wifi, coffee, tea and snacks. There are meeting rooms and a best of all […]

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The Blurt Foundation’s Social Media Hour of Power for just £20

The Social Media Hour of Power is run by the Blurt Foundation and costs just £20 including tea and coffee. A ‘Social Media Hour of Power’ is your opportunity to pick the brains of the Blurt experts on all things social media. You might be finding it hard to come up with a strategy, perhaps […]

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Inspiring Social Enterprise City Festival 2013

What a week! It was great to see so many social entrepreneurs attending the huge host of events that ran last week for the Social Enterprise City Festival. Here’s a round up from the Plymouth Herald. SE Festival Coverage Herald 27112013 If you missed anything see the link below for great photos, shot by Fotonow CIC which summarise the week and […]

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The Co-op Bank and the future of ethical banking in the UK

Plymouth Social Enterprise Network is an independent organisation that from time to time speaks out on issues which it views of importance to its members – social enterprises in Plymouth. One such issue is the future of the Co-operative Bank. Many of our members have bank accounts with the Co-op Bank (as the Network does) […]

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Social Enterprise City drinks reception October 2013

A fantastic, inspiring evening was had by all who attended the drinks reception, celebrating Plymouth’s Social Enterprise City status. Thank you to speakers Clive Hirst – SEUK, Chris Penberthy – Plymouth City Council, Judith Reynolds – Plymouth University, Kate Smith and Laura Walker – Memory Matters SW CIC and Ed Whitelaw – Real Ideas Organisation. Speical thanks […]

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Plymouth Fairness Commission wants to hear your views

Select committee hearings, listening events, satellite meetings and surveys will be held across the city, as part of the Plymouth Fairness Commission’s Summer of Listening. The independent body, set up to tackle issues of inequality in the city, is heading out into communities to speak to scores of Plymouthians about the issues they face. (more…) […]

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Have your say on the future of Social Investment Tax Relief

The government has opened a consultation inviting comments on the introduction of social investment tax relief.  This is being run jointly between HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (CIC Regulator) and will be open from 6 June 2013 to 6 September 2013.  The attached provides further details: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/205414/consultation_on_social_investment.pdf In support of […]

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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 themes for the year but there are also smaller grants available throughout the year to […]

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