£10 million Investment and Contract Readiness Fund

You may have seen the government’s  announcement about the £10m Investment and Contract Readiness Fund here: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/%C2%A310million-kick-start-big-society-public-services Some of the key points raised in the minister’s letter (available here) were: £10m for Investment and Contract Readiness – a programme to help frontline civil society organisations grasp the new opportunities arising from: New markets in public […]

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Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding

The Plymouth Business School is delighted to welcome Roshan Paul of the Ashoka Foundation (www.ashoka.org) to give a seminar on Social Entrepreneurship and Peace Building on Thursday July 28th, 3pm – 4:30pm. This seminar is free to attend, however, numbers are limited so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  (more…) Tweet

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Iridescent Ideas CIC achieves ‘ethical’ business award in first month of trading

Plymouth based Community Interest Company, Iridescent Ideas, has been recognised for its work in providing business services to community groups in its first month of trading. The Iridescent Ideas CIC team was presented with the prestigious, national Social Enterprise Mark by the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network on 12th July 2011. Gareth Hart, Director at Iridescent […]

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Cosmic Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School

Cosmic is holding their Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School in Plymouth this year and would love it if lots of friends, partners and supporters all came along – details here: http://www.cosmic.org.uk/news/leadership-summer-school They are lining up a great event with speakers, workshops and debates all around the future of leadership in social enterprise in all its dimensions. […]

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Devon & Cornwall Food Association goes from strength to strength!

Since February this year, DCFA (Devon & Cornwall Food Association) has distributed over 4,450 litres of milk, and some cream, to charitable organisations across Plymouth thanks to the generosity and support of Robert Wiseman Dairies based in Cornwall.   This is good quality milk and cream that was surplus to the dairy’s requirements and would otherwise […]

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Social Enterprise Leadership: Summer School (Plymouth)

Please note this text is from South West Forum‘s website. Date: Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 Venue: University of Plymouth Business School Date / Time: Tuesday 19th July – Wednesday 20th July 2011 Following the huge success of last years Social Enterprise Leadership Summer School, Cosmic are delighted to invite South West social enterprises, both established […]

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