Diary of Events

Building a Successful Organisation – Series

Following the very successful delivery of a 6 part series of linked workshops during July & August, Red Ochre will be repeating the series in October for the Directory of Social Change. The workshops will kick off on the 5th of October, each is 2 hours long and delivered online. Read more »

Upcoming online training

We’re pleased to announce a series of short and practical online workshops in partnership with the British Library IP Centre. The sessions are open to anyone and are very reasonably priced at £15 for 90 minutes (inclusive of booking fees and VAT). Read more »

Can we solve C19 and its challenges?

Join Red Ochre online with Common Venture on the 25th June. See Diversity & Innovation at its finest solving COVID-19. See LinkedIn for more details and to register for free. Read more »

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Funding updates

Simply Business (re)start award Simply Business are giving away £10,000 to one entrepreneur, to start – or revive – their business. Read more »

SE Creatives taster session

Uday recently ran a taster workshop for South East Creatives Culture & Digital Support. Though aimed at the creative sector based in the SE of England the programme is relevant for anyone contemplating starting or growing their business, access is free. The session was recorded and can be accessed using this link. Read more »

SE Creatives launches Get-Go

SE Ceatives has launched Get-Go, a development programme for new creative entrepreneurs in Kent, Essex and East Sussex. Uday Thakkar will be running The Get Go Programme 6 part programme for would-be or early stage entrepreneurs from 14th to 16th September 2020. Though aimed at the creative sector based in the SE of England the programme is relevant for anyone contemplating starting or growing their business, access is free. The programme is an ERDF supported programme for South East Creatives Culture & Digital Support. You can learn more about the programme here. If you wish to apply or have any Read more »

The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub

Red Ochre delivered a very successful 5 part strategy series of webinars for the RAE Building Future Resilience series during July. The RAE Enterprise Hub supports new and existing enterprises to start or scale, and relevant to the current situation, becoming more nimble and opportunistic. Recordings of the webinars can be found here. Read more »

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Clarion Housing Group’s William Sutton Prize – Applications Now Open! Following the success of the William Sutton Prize over the last two years, Clarion Housing Group is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third year of the scheme. Clarion is seeking applications from individuals or organisations presenting an innovative concept, product or service that will have a positive social impact on a community. There is a prize fund of up to £20,000 on offer for each of the two categories, with the funding provided by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. The winning Read more »

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 »

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