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. Official government guidance for businesses: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses Government factsheet explaining all business support on offer: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873676/Covid-19_fact_sheet_18_March.pdf Regional support for Social Enterprises There is plenty of support available remotely from your local business support providers delivered on the phone, skype, live … 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

Free business support from MENTA for Community Interest Businesses in Suffolk

11th March 2020Funding, News

This new programme aims to help community businesses to start trading and increase awareness of the way in which the sector can address social and economic challenges within Suffolk. MENTA, the not for profit organisation, long established within the Suffolk and Norfolk business community, are the lead organisation in this partnership. Working closely with Community … Read More

Webinar to celebrate ten years of the Social Enterprise Mark

9th March 2020News

SEEE board member Nicky Stevenson joined a webinar discussion hosted by Iridescent Ideas to celebrate ten years of the Social Enterprise Mark.  Nicky designed the original application criteria for the Mark and was invited to take part in this webinar alongside Lucy Findlay and Richard Cobbett from the Social Enterprise Mark CIC and Gareth Hart … Read More

Social & Community Capital 20th anniversary grants programme from NatWest

3rd March 2020Funding, News

Natwest are offering seven £20,000 grants to allow organisations to develop projects that create direct social impact on a community with need, and that have potential to become a sustainable product or service.  They are looking to fund projects helping people considered vulnerable or marginalised and tackling one of the following three areas: employment, training and … Read More

Video offer for Social Enterprises from Two Cubed Creative

20th February 2020News

Two Cubed Creative are working with Social Enterprise East of England to help Social Enterprises boost their online marketing. Two Cubed Creative wants to help raise the profile of Social Enterprises in the East of England and what better way to do that than with video! Two Cubed Creative can help you market your Social … Read More

Leading Lives launch 2020 Community Benefit Fund

18th February 2020Funding, News

Leading Lives is a social enterprise providing a range of high-quality supports to people with social care needs across Suffolk. It supports people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex needs, people with autism, older people, younger people in transition and family carers. Leading Lives’ purpose is to support people with social care needs to lead … Read More