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.

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.