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Solo? Time to crew up: Creating a supportive & winning team

Building a team without tears: growing success by spreading the load in the right way. Read more »

Introduction to Social Enterprise

Explore and understand this global phenomenon, and learn how you too can change the world. When:  Tuesday, 10th March 2020, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT Where: British Library Business & IP Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB How Much: £24, inclusive of VAT and eventbrite fees To book: visit eventbrite Read more »

Solo? Time to crew up: Creating a supportive & winning team

Building a team without tears: growing success by spreading the load in the right way. When: Wed, 19 February 2020, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT Where: The British Library Business and IP Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB For more information, or to book see eventbrite. Read more »

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Further Covid-19 resources and funding

Covid-19 funding news and updates Support from Voluntary Sector Funders, See the Croydon Voluntary Action funding page for further updates. NCVO Financial Support and funding update page. General Covid-19 support Applications are still open for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme, in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The deadline to apply is 30th April 2020. #startinggood Summit starts May 11th. Ready to learn from the best? Join 10,000+ Social Entrepreneurs for a 10 Day Virtual Feast! Free three day online Business Start Up Read more »

Covid-19 update

We hope everyone is well, following government and health authority advice and coping with the C19 shutdown. Although Red Ochre has closed its offices in line with official guidance the team is working from remote locations. We are supporting our existing clients with email, Skype, Zoom and MS Teams conferencing. If you would like to make contact with us the most efficient way is via email in the first instance. Uday Thakkar, MD & coFounderRobert Foster, coFounder & senior consultantMartin Cooper, EU Project lead Emergency funding The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund offers grants of £5-20K for specific coronavirus poverty relief Read more »

Get paid to come to one of our upcycling workshops!

Get paid to attend two incredible up-cycling workshops (no experience necessary)! We are urgently looking for anyone 16-30 years old who wants to join two upcycling workshops we are co-running this week in London. Can you or someone you know come and benefit from these? You do not need to know or do anything special, you are very welcome exactly as you are. We will even pay you £30 to attend one session (or £60 if you can make both)! Thursday 12th March, 10.45-13.30Make your own jewellery and keyrings with Plastic Seconds With: Maria Papadimitriou, Founder of Plastic SecondsVenue: Drink Shop Do, Read more »

Here’s a short video on social impact I did with Common Venture last week. Read more »

Red Ochre’s work profiled in Pioneers Post

Robert was interviewed about the work with disabled entrepreneurs in Indonesia that Red Ochre has been doing in partnership with Disability Empowerment Centre (DEC) in south central Java. Read more »

The completion of a very successful creative and enterprise skills programme: Young ChangeMakhers

The programme to challenge and encourage 60 young females in Egypt to start and scale creative and social enterprises concluded at the end of November 2019. The programme was delivered as a partnership between Red Ochre and Ashoka Arab World. This was part of the British Council’s global DICE programme. Read more »

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