Teach Seville applications open

For all TEFL, CELTA, TESOL graduates who want to teach in academies and in community settings for social impact… Applications are now open for Red Ochre’s Teach Seville programme and close at Sunday 22nd October 2017. To apply, please download and complete an application form and send it, along with your CV, to the Founder of Teach Seville – Martin:   Read more »

Published: September 28, 2017.

What to expect from GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in UK law on the 25th May 2018. Here’s a quick recap of what to expect and where to get more information. Individuals to have greater control over personal data online Businesses to be held accountable for securing data New powers, sanctions and offences Important step to adapt to the digital age More information: Download guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Source: Accountancy Age for an explanatory narrative. Read more »

Published: August 24, 2017.

Trustees and volunteers wanted

Community Training Assistance and Support, CTAS operates in deprived communities in Nepal providing clean water and supporting schools. They are a small volunteer run charity based near Eastbourne and want to expand their volunteer base and board. Your experience and skill set is less important than your energy and enthusiasm but if you have a background in international development and or fundraising you will be especially welcome. For more information email CTAS directly. Read more »

Published: August 21, 2017.

Good results from our Erasmus Plus Programme

July marked the end of Red Ochre’s Erasmus Plus Programme: Teach Seville. We sent 21 people with English teaching qualifications to work in academies in Seville in 2016-2017 on two month all expenses paid placements. There was teaching and reaching different communities. There was also manzanilla, flamenco, free Spanish classes, fino, bars, football, festivals, insect bites, bla bla car journeys and forgetting to get the gas topped up. Why Teach Seville? Recent census figures showed that across England 1.7% of the population (900,000 people) have either no, or poor spoken English. These people face significant barriers in participating fully in Read more »

Published: July 11, 2017.

International Safari

Last week (12th-16th June) Red Ochre were privileged to lead the #SPARKSE International Safari. Over the course of a week social enterprises from the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium met and exchanged ideas and perspectives with policy makers and commissioners, learned about approaches to innovation and social innovation and visited innovative local social enterprises in West Sussex and Brighton. The programme is led by The Platform, Brighton and West Sussex County Council and will run to the end of September 2018. Read more »

Published: June 19, 2017.

The pros and cons of crowdfunding for small business

Listen to Robert speak on crowdfunding at the Portobello Business Centre You Tube channel. This two minute bite-size video touches on what crowdfunding us useful for, what to do to have a successful campaign and when other more traditional forms of fundraising are more appropriate. Read more »

Published: May 15, 2017.

Uday in Morocco

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office in partnership with British Council in Morocco are supporting a programme to create Social Enterprises in and around Tangier. Read more »

Published: May 10, 2017.

Update: 20% off Start Your Own Restaurant or Café course

We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% on fees for the Start Your Own Restaurant or Café course run by PBC. All you need to do during booking is to let PBC know you were referred by Red Ochre. Read more »

Published: May 3, 2017.

Want to go to Poland in May for intercultural dialogue and training?

Red Ochre partner Kairos Europe have an excellent opportunity for youth workers, mentors or others working with young people. They are running training in intercultural competences as part of an Erasmus Plus funded project. If you’d like to attend this training all expenses (accomodation, flights etc..) are paid so it is a great chance to learn new things in a different place and meet new people! Who they are looking for: Participants will overall be 36 youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, peer educators (including project team)from 9 countries, who: Are 18 and more, Are interested in the topic of multicultural Read more »

Published: April 20, 2017.

3 reasons why managers need to get their head around charity finance

Read why finance is an amazingly effective management and communication tool. This articles was written by Uday on behalf of the Directory of Social Change. Read more »

Published: April 11, 2017.

Infographic: Improving work place health

Improving work place heal from the ground up. Source: C3 Collaborating for Health, supported by The Health Foundation. Read more »

Published: March 8, 2017.

Giving to Heritage – Digital Fundraising & Social Media for Heritage – 5th April 2017

Digital Fundraising is a great way to generate income and supporters for your organisation. Read more »

Published: March 3, 2017.

LRCN have 12 month rent free building ready for occupancy

LCRN have a building in Greenwich ready for occupancy by a community organisation who could use the space as a workshop for skills and vocational training  while achieving re-use and recycling objectives for the council. Read more »

Published: February 27, 2017.

Social Enterprise Innovation Accelerator Programme

We’re pleased to share with you that Red Ochre has won the contract to develop the Social Enterprise Innovation Accelerator Programme (SEIAP) in West Sussex and Brighton. We will be working with The Platform and West Sussex County Council on this EU SPARK programme from March 2017 through to December 2018. For more information and to learn about this exciting new programme visit The Platform website. Read more »

Published: February 27, 2017.

Red Ochre runs social enterprise boot camp in Morocco

Red Ochre’s Uday Thakkar will be delivering a 4 day social enterprise Bootcamp in Morocco during March. The training will be for 30 young existing or potential social entrepreneurs who have innovative projects that they want to start or scale. Read more »

Published: February 27, 2017.