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Good Finance UK funding directory of sources of social investment launched

If you’re looking for investors or funds for your social enterprise a good place to start is Good Finance UK. Their new fund listings directory is now live. Learn more at Good Finance UK. Read more »

Published: October 7, 2019.

DNA speaks at #D&ILeaders Disability Summit

Last Tuesday 1st Oct, client and friend of Red Ochre Atif Choudry spoke on a panel discussion about the disability pay gap at the #D&ILeaders Disability Summit. Congratulations on another thought provoking piece. For more information see the DisabilityAndAbility website. #disabilityinclusion #disabilitypaygap #disabilityemploymentgap #neurodiversity Read more »

Published: October 7, 2019.

Launch of Women’s Photography Award 2019 supported by NIKON

FotoDocument, longtime friend of Red Ochre, is facilitating the 2019 Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award supported by Nikon.The award will be granted to a professional woman photorapher. See the FotoDoc website for more details. Read more »

Published: October 7, 2019.

Jobseekers prefer ‘woke’ businesses, says survey

I saw this article on the People Management website and thought it was interesting. There’s been lots of talk for a long time about purpose driven businesses being a draw for new job seekers (Deloitte Millennial survey etc.) but much of the commentary has been anecdotal. This survey by the Henley Business School has some figures to back up the conclusions. For more details see the People Management website or the Henley Business School website. Read more »

Published: September 13, 2019.

Community Business Fund opens

The Community Business Fund aims to support existing community businesses with grants to help them progress towards self-sufficiency. Community businesses can apply for grants of £50,000 to £300,000. The Fund opened on the 11th September. For more information or to apply see the Power to Change website. Read more »

Published: September 13, 2019.

Chivas Venture open for 2019

This year’s $1m Chivas Regal Venture is currently open. This window closes 31st October, and you can apply online. See the Chivas Venture website for further details. Read more »

Published: September 13, 2019.

Making waves in Tempo

Our project work in Java over the last six months has caught the attention of Tempo Magazine. Tempo is one of the largest circulation and best known weekly news and politics magazines in Indonesia. Read more »

Published: September 3, 2019.

Product development and social media training in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

At Red Ochre we’ve had the pleasure to be able to work with our colleagues DEC (Disability Empowerment Centre), Lawe Foundation and Kampung Halaman with the support of the British Council. During August we worked with members of the DEC association to refine their cultural and heritage products and then developed their storytelling skills for digital platforms. I was really impressed by their openness, desire to improve and the end results. Have a look at some of photos I’ve taken. #BCDice #DEC @SocEntGlobal Read more »

Published: September 2, 2019.

OMG DNA 4 NDA award

Friend of Red Ochre, Atif Choudry CEO of Diversity and Ability, has been short listed for a National Diversity Award in the Entrepreneur of Excellence category for the good work they’ve been doing. Good luck on award night from Red Ochre. Read more »

Published: August 14, 2019.

Practical innovation

For those of you who are interested here’s a link to a blog I wrote for the City Business Library (CBL) in London. Read more »

Published: August 14, 2019.

Shout out to “Al Banat”

On the 3rd July the British Council Egypt launched the Young ChangemakeHERS programme. The project is supported by the British Council Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme, Ashoka Arab World and, of course, Red Ochre. This programme will support 60 young women from 14 governorates in Egypt to develop their creative ad social initiatives. Read more »

Published: July 10, 2019.

Red Ochre makes waves in Egypt

We’re please to be able to let you know that Red Ochre tools introduced in the #socialenterprise training in February 2019 have been adopted in the marketing plan of the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry, Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC). There is more coming from Creative Egypt very shortly. Read more »

Published: July 10, 2019.

Alan McFeteridge shows “Dead End” in Sydney

We’re happy to let anyone in Sydney know that friend and client of Red Ochre, Alan McFeteridge, has a photography exhibition at the Wedge Gallery, Level 2, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia from 25th July – 6 August 2019. For an invite to the book launch and private view take a look at Alan’s website. Read more »

Published: July 10, 2019.

North Macedonian TV interview

While I was in Macedonia working with partners on the Upcylcing 4 Youth programme I was interviewed for North Macedonian TV. Martin and I are in the piece from 17:31 onwards. Read more »

Published: May 30, 2019.

Weclome to Gunning Kidul

I recently spent a week and a half on Gunning Kidul on Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This wasn’t a holiday. It was an eye opening opportunity for me work with DEC (Disability Empowerment Centre) on a community enterprise programme. I found it interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, DEC is a cooperative (locally called an association) of cooperatives. It also engages directly in work with its members and the wider community. Secondly, 98% of the membership has some form of disability. Furthermore, the membership includes people that completed university through to people that haven’t completed primary school. This was such an Read more »

Published: May 29, 2019.