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

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

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

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

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

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

Cambridge Social Innovation Prize 2020

14th February 2020Funding, News

The Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and Trinity Hall, one of the oldest colleges in Cambridge, have partnered to celebrate and support extraordinary social innovators. This prize, awarded for the first time in 2019, rewards achievement and ambition in social innovation. It celebrates social impact through business across the UK, from Land’s End to John … Read More