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and funding opportunities
UK health and social value programme
Are you a local
authority, CCG, community or social enterprise working in health? Looking
to provide more social value in your health and care commissioning and
Funded by the
Department for Health the programme provides free bespoke support for
areas to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act though
collaboration between the public sector and local voluntary and community
and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the arena of health and
care commissioning and delivery.
Applications are now open for the second
round of the SE UK health and social value programme.
a change to pitch to John Lewis?
As part of
PitchUp project Popup Britian have teamed up with John Lewis Partnership
to offer start-ups the chance to get their products in front of top
This year, John
Lewis is looking for “great ideas to make customers’ lives easier and
more enjoyable”. Entrants are welcome across Homewares, Clothing, Beauty
and Electricals, and of particular interest this year are personalised
gifts and fashion accessories.
Up to 12
finalists will be selected to pitch their products to a buying panel on
August 1st 2014. Each will receive individual feedback on their product
and pitch, as well as a follow up mentoring session with the Buyer.
Find out more.
and Uday Thakkar are both registered to provide support under the
government Growth Vouchers Programme. This programme provides matched
funding up to £2,000 to pay for expert advice on a range of business
Click here to find out about eligibility and
the application process.
to Market Warming Events for the Provision of Integrated Youth Work in
Are you an
entrepreneurial, commercially-minded service provider who understands
young people and is interested in working with them to create exciting,
new and innovative out-of-school opportunities to support their journey
through adolescence and into successful adult life?
Council is interested in hearing from individual service providers and
consortia with a range of expertise who have the appetite and vision to
work with the council to take its universal youth offer into an
innovative and dynamic new phase. Providers or consortia will be required
to demonstrate their ability to support young people through developing
and delivering a creative and modern offer of youth work and will need to
have a proven experience of operating medium sized public buildings and
developing commercial offers from them.
Briefing events will
be held on:
Tuesday, 24 June
2pm to 3.30pm
Thursday, 26 June 10am to 11.30am
Friday, 27 June 2pm to 3.30pm
If you would
like to secure a place at one of the above events and be informed about
further developments please contact us at Islington Young People or Luisa Mattausch.
are now open. Applications close on 11th July 2014.
Click here for more information.
raised 88% of their £50,000 target. Three are only 14 days to go.
To find out more or to invest click here.
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magazine profiles Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cup Cake.
To hear Mellissa
speaking about the programme and some of the help she received watch the
innovation in your enterprise
4th July 10:15-12:15 at the City Business Library.
Click here for more details and to book.
Finance Workshop: Understanding the requirements to secure appropriate
Do you need
investment in your business? Uday Thakkar will explain the finance pool –
the different sources of finance and how best to access them. Don’t let
the numbers drive you mad, Uday will look at budgets & forecasts,
understanding profit & loss accounts and the balance sheets. There
are financial tools for improved decision making and better managing your
business. He will also consider risk and perceived risk for investment.
Date, time and venue: 4 June 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00, City Business Library.
Visit eventbrite to book.
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To see photos of
Uday on his recent social enterprise tour of Malaysia and click here.
Seville interns getting green economy experience
The final group
of participants on our GET Seville programme are now in Seville. Ten
adventurous individuals are half way through their placements working at
community allotments, sustainable architects, an environmental education
centre, water engineering and science communications and research.
To find out more
and see who's who in the group click here.