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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.

O2 launches Environment Now grant programme

The O2 Environment Now initiative has been set up to support young people with developing their own digital ideas to help the environment, in areas such as recycling, reducing waste and improving energy efficiency. The programme is funded by O2 and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and is part of the O2 Think Big Our Bright Future programme. It is managed by the National Youth Agency. For more information and to apply visit the Think Big website. Read more »

Published: February 22, 2017.

Fish 2.0 Launches 2017 Global Seafood Business Competition

This year’s competition has a new structure that ensures diversity and will focus on key challenges. Application period opens for seafood entrepreneurs who want to accelerate growth and impact; over 60 percent of Fish 2.0 finalists gain new investment, partners, or customers. For more information visit the website. Read more »

Published: February 22, 2017.

Free training and mentoring support package for businesses in Hounslow

Branduin Business Support in partnership with Hounslow Chamber of Commerce and Brentford Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce a new programme of free training and mentoring support for small businesses in the London Borough of Hounslow. Please note the programme offer applies to businesses in the London Borough of Hounslow with less than 10 full-time employees in the ICT & Digital, Media & Broadcasting, and Cargo & Logistics sectors. For more information email or visit the website.   Read more »

Published: February 22, 2017.

2016 in review

2016 is surely going to be seen as a historic year. I have heard it described as the TUNA year (Turmoil, Uncertainty, Negativity, Ambiguity). For Red Ochre, however it has been the same yet different. As we enter 2017 we will celebrate our 15th birthday. We kicked off in 2002 – with a notion that we had something to offer that would help make the world a better place. Where we could we would do it ourselves where we couldn’t we help those that could. We have managed to keep to this and we believe we have done this with Read more »

Published: January 31, 2017.

Report – Facts and Figures: Legacies for charities

Legacy funding is a key part of the UK charity funding mix. This brief report from NFP Synergy (Facts and Figures: Legacies for charities) has some interesting findings: Read more »

Published: January 4, 2017.

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 »

Published: November 30, 2016.

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 »

Published: November 30, 2016.

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 »

Published: November 16, 2016.

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 »

Published: November 15, 2016.

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 »

Published: September 27, 2016.