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Introduction to Social Enterprise

Explore and understand this global phenomenon, learn how you too can change the world.   WHEN Tuesday, 6th December 2016 from 10:00 to 13:00 WHERE British Library Business & IP Centre – 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB COST £15.00, inc. VAT, inc. eventbrite fees Read more »

Grow a better business for the 21st Century

Are you an entrepreneur with a social conscience? Do you want to grow your business and positively contribute to your community? Do you want your business to become more socially responsible without losing competitive advantage? Do you believe that business can be a force for social good as well as generating wealth? Read more »

Free Training: Crowdfunding

Companies are traditionally funded through equity, debt and occasionally through grants. Crowd funding is an alternative form of funding that is growing in popularity as it becomes more widely understood. Read more »

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Uday speaks at Hammamet Conference 20016

The Hammamet Conference, organised by the British Council, is the only leadership forum connecting leaders from the UK and North Africa. The conference provides a unique forum for dialogue and debate; with ideas and expertise drawn from six countries. This year was the 5th in the series and was based on the theme of creating Visions of a better future. Read more »

NAZ Project London celebrates its 25th Anniversary

NAZ is a charity that provides sexual health and HIV prevention and support services for BAME communities. The charity celebrated its anniversary at its annual nOSCARS celebration and party on the 15th November. The occasion is in recognition of the work and support that volunteers and partner organisations provide for the charity’s beneficiaries. Read more »

A new charitable community benefit society model for Co-operatives UK

Co-operatives UK has recently updated its charitable community benefit society model which has now been accepted and registered with the FCA. For more information see Coop UK website and the Financial Conduct Authority. Read more »

Bright Ideas Fund Open

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund provides early stage finance that you need need to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs. Support and grants of up to £20,000 are available. Key dates 30 November: First window closes February 2017: Second window opens September 2017: Third window opens February 2018: Fourth window opens For more information and to apply visit the My Community website. Read more »

Shell Springboard awards now open for entries

Shell Springboard is now accepting applications from low-carbon businesses for up to £150,000 of equity-free funding. The submission window is open until Friday, October 28, on the Shell Springboard website. Read more »

Internet of Things: £1 million to support new hardware

Two new programmes will support 20 UK companies with £1m to develop Internet of Things hardware and accelerate its commercial application. Innovate UK has appointed R/GA Media Group and Startupbootcamp to run two new programmes that will help 20 UK businesses to develop the next generation of hardware that takes advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT). For more information and to apply visit the Innovate UK website. Read more »

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