News

What does Brexit mean for the social sector?

EU Consult, the European Association of Consultants to and about Not-for-Profit Organisations, has released a briefing statement on the likely impact of Brexit. The document is practical and has links to up to date and relevant sources of further information. You can read the briefing note here. Read more »

Published: December 20, 2019.

Crowdfund London

Crowdfund London is open for pitches now. You could also get up to £50,000 match funding from the Mayor too. Innovative ideas are welcome e.g. reimagining an old coal line, making a new community hub or creating much needed new urban green spaces. The main proviso is that your community-led project aspires to improve your local area. Apply via Spacehive by 13 January 2020. Read more »

Published: December 18, 2019.

Need help making a video?

Chartity Comms has released a guide on making films for social change. If you’re not sure where to start have a look at the FilmKit guide for both theory and practical advice that’ll help get you started. View the guide and toolkit here. Read more »

Published: December 18, 2019.

Skuna Hot Tub in the news

If you’re looking for something different for your next social event have a look a look at Skuna Hot Tug, a client of Red Ochre. They making waves (pun intended) and were recently covered in Time Out London. Read more »

Published: November 29, 2019.

Young Changemakehers

Uday has been facilitating a programme to develop creative, critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills in Cairo. The project is to empower and upskill 60 young women from all over Egypt, many of whom are disadvantaged in the labour market. The programme has been run in partnership with Ashoka Arab World. The project known as Young Changemakehers is part of the British Council DICE programme (Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies). Young Changemakehers builds on the long established British Council Young Changemakers programme. Read more »

Published: November 27, 2019.

Maximising Cultural Heritage Erasmus project report

If you’re working in cultural heritage or have an idea, project or an organisation that could protect and maximise buildings with cultural value, then download the summary of our Cultural Entrepreneurship Project about how organisations in Vilnius and Matera have transformed an ex-monastery and an entire city using the power of culture. Read more »

Published: October 28, 2019.

Upcycling 4 Youth

We are pleased to have entertained a delegation from Macedonia for a Transnational meeting of our Upcycling 4 Youth Programme.  We will have updates and further information on this exciting project as it develops. Read more »

Published: October 28, 2019.

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.