This year’s top ten: 2020’s NatWest SE100 Social Business Award Winners

26th May 2020News

Taken from Pioneers Post Ten mission-driven businesses and entrepreneurs become 2020’s NatWest Social Business Champions. The SE100 is now in its tenth year, and celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of the UK’s best social ventures – by naming 100 of the most impressive social enterprises, 25 ‘trailblazing newcomers’ and today giving awards to outstanding … Read More

Generate income with The GivingLottery

26th May 2020Funding, News

www.GivingLottery.org.uk wants to help as many social enterprises, charities, schools and community groups replace lost income by developing recurring income while having a bit of fun.  The GivingLottery was launched under a year ago and it has grown to be generating over £30,000 a year for good causes and just keeps growing. Just sign up, … Read More

Free online branding session for SEEE members

20th April 2020News

Ian Henderson Branding & Design is offering an online version of a Brand Development day. The session lasts approx 3 hours and will help you develop/realign a targeted brand & mission statement. Open to all SEEE Members but also offered for just £100 for non members. Ian explains more below: If you want to gain … Read More

Covid19: Essential resources for Social Enterprises

24th March 2020Funding, News

Here’s our round up of business advice, funding and key information for the social enterprise sector. Updated: 15th April: Resilience and Recovery Fund A £25m recovery fund, £29m in emergency loans and £50m more as Big Society Capital pledges to “reprioritise and repurpose” existing and future investments – while charities get a long-awaited promise of … Read More

Scale Up and Trade Programmes

11th March 2020News

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Scale Up and Trade Up programmes This programme has helped almost 2,000 people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations. This year, they wil support a further 260 people across the UK with: A learning programme A grant (£1,000 – … Read More

Bright Ideas Fund open to grants

11th March 2020Funding, News

The Bright Ideas FundSupports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000. Funded by Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, and delivered by Locality, the national network for community organisations, in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK. There … Read More

Applications open to Acumen Academy Fellows

11th March 2020News

Acumen Academy announce that applications are now open for the first cohort of Acumen Fellows in the UK. Fellows come from all walks of life and are embedded within a broad range of disciplines; they are championing neglected causes, catalysing social entrepreneurship, pioneering inclusive business, reimagining public policy and building bold movements. If you’re ready … Read More