From:                              Robert at Red Ochre []

Sent:                               15 December 2012 18:34

To:                                   Robert Foster

Subject:                          Red Ochre December 2012 Newsletter



Can't read this email? Click here.                                           DECEMBER 2012-NEWSLETTER 

Featured in this month's newsletter:

    • Red Ochre News - Red Ochre now officially a co-operative development agency, BitC ARC West London launch and Skills for Green Jobs trainer wanted
    • Awards and recognition for Red Ochre clients
    • Free training from Red Ochre in January 2013
    • Other news - Free premises surgeries from CAN


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from Red Ochre. May you all have a pleasant and restful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Before you go there is just time for one more newsletter of 2012. Enjoy ...

The Business in the Community (BitC) arc Building Better Business programme is expanding from East London to West London.

arc is a service for social enterprises, connecting them with expert support and business opportunities to help them grow.

The launch of the West London programme was on Monday 10th December at The Hub Westminster. To watch a video featuring a variety of talks about the programme click here.

Red Ochre is a delivery partner providing specialist support on growth and finance for social enterprises.

Spanish teacher with environmental / social background wanted!

Our Skills for Green Jobs project is going well with the second group of interns heading out to Seville in January for 13 weeks.

We are looking for a fun and friendly Spanish teacher for our preparation day on January 7th. We need someone who can do 2 hours with a group of 10 young people with varied Spanish. Ideally we want someone who can provide vocabulary that is useful for working in the environmental sector and even better if they know Andalucia. 

If that’s you or you know of someone who fits the bill, get in touch with some details about you and rates to Martin Cooper.

Red Ochre and the co-op Enterprise Hub

Red Ochre are now officially a co-op development agency. We have been working with existing and aspiring co-operatives for a number of years and we have made our commitment to the co-op cause official.

If you would like to know more about the advantages of being a co-operative or how to become one please feel free to contact Robert Foster or Uday Thakkar.

Congratulations to our clients who have won awards this year.

The year 2012 has been a challenging and rewarding year for many of our clients. Here is a quick congratulations to some of the organisations we've been working with and their awards.

To read more click here

Find out more about the Hounslow Community Resource Centre Project

Hounslow Council has commissioned CAN to explore the concept of creating a new multi-agency Resource Centre – a building where third sector organisations can locate, meet and share offices and resources.

For answers to questions such as What is a Resource Centre? and How do I get involved? call Kirstin Ross on tel: 020 7250 8039 or click here

Free premises workshop - helping you choose the right premises for your organisation

‘Location, Location, Location’ - 11th January 2013, 10-1pm (incl. lunch) at Watermans Centre, Brentford. Click to book here.

A date for your diary

CAN will be presenting about the Hounslow Community Resource Centre Project at the next Hounslow Community Network meeting, Monday 28th   January 2013, 10:00-12:00 at St. Paul’s Parish Centre, Brentford. The agenda includes discussions on LBH and external funding,  establishing a Hounslow Equalities Forum, and the election of a 2nd Vice-Chair. Lunch will be provided. 

Please click here to register your attendance.




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