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BAN - Social enterprise solutions to the recession: community and employee buy-outs and the significance of community shares
Our July 2009 BAN event will explore creative social enterprise solutions to the recession focusing on employee and community buy-outs. Case studies will be used to exemplify new developments in the South West region ...
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RISE is the voice for South West social enterprise and supports the development of sustainable social enterprises in the region. RISE is also the manager of the Social Enterprise Mark.

RISE is a membership organisation open to anyone who has an interest in the social enterprise agenda and is based in South West England, offering you a range of discounts to publications and events. For those that provide information, advice and support to social enterprises, RISE provides an enhanced level of membership, called RISE Additions. RISE Additions provides discounts and benefits, including discounted training and free access to the Business�Advice�Network -- to help learning and information sharing between social enterprise advisors and general business advisors.

If you are looking for advice or information in starting or running a social enterprise, see the business advice page or if you are based in Cornwall e: specifying that your query relates to social enterprise.

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Unlimited Potential become the first Social Enterprise Mark holder in North West England

Daniel Heery, Chief Executive of Cybermoor and national Social Enterprise Ambassador presented Chris Dabbs, Chief Executive of Unlimited Potential with the award at the first Social Enterprise North West Trade Fair.

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 12:35 PM
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Job vacancies at Pluss

Pluss are currently seeking an Enterprise Marketing Manager (Closing date 6 July 2009) and a Supply Chain Manager (Closing date Monday 29 June 2009)

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 12:15 PM
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Are you a social enterprise providing or interested in providing services to offenders or ex-offenders?

If so the Social Enterprise Coalition and the National Offender Management Service would like to hear from you.

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 11:50 AM
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beinghuman celebrate!

beinghuman celebrated the completion of the renovation of their warehouse last week with an open day and party and open officially on July 1st. They have office, studio, desk, work, meeting and gallery space available in their beautiful warehouse, read on for information about membership.

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 11:45 AM
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Update on the Future Jobs Fund

The Social Enterprise Coalition and RISE are aiming to help social enterprises benefit from additional staff through the Future Jobs Fund. There is a great opportunity for social enterprises to link up with local partners and help unemployed people into employment.

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 11:30 AM
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Furniture Project Makes Good

Open the box and you will find that the Furniture Recycling Project offers more than you expect. The award winning Project, not only re-uses over 10,000 furniture and electrical items per year, it also offers a valuable source of affordable items to the community and provides a large number of volunteer and training placements.

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 11:10 AM
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Collaborative Approaches to Strategic Asset Management within Local Strategic Partnerships

Communities and Local Government are inviting local authorities and their LSP partners to express interest in the action research project they are taking forward on Collaborative approaches to strategic asset management and asset transfer. A commitment across the LSP to participation is essential.

Closing date for expressions of interest: Friday 24 July

Published Jun 23, 2009 - 11:00 AM
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Rural Retail Support Tender Brief

Somerset County Council, acting on behalf of Somerset�s Post Office Network Review Group is putting out to tender a contract to deliver a programme of retail support to selected shops in predominantly rural areas of Somerset.

Deadline for tenders: 12 noon, Friday 10th July.
Short listing: Friday 17th July.
Date of Interviews: Friday 24th July, venue tbc.
Date of Inception meeting: Friday 7th August, Kelways, Langport.

Published Jun 19, 2009 - 04:45 PM
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Terry Waite awards Emmaus Bristol with the Social Enterprise Mark

Emmaus Bristol is the first organisation that helps homeless people to be accredited with the �Social Enterprise Mark�. President of the organisation, Terry Waite CBE presented the award to Emmaus Bristol.

Published Jun 16, 2009 - 03:20 PM
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CoaST achieve the Social Enterprise Mark

The Cornwall Sustainable Tourism Network have successfully passed strict criteria to achieve the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark which was awarded to them by leading academic Professor Harold Goodwin.

Published Jun 16, 2009 - 02:57 PM
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Social enterprises invited to bid for �70m fund

Social enterprises can now apply for loans and grants from a special �70m fund, the government has announced.

Published Jun 15, 2009 - 04:35 PM
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A Qualification for Tender Preparation Professionals

Staff in charities and third sector organisations now have the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification in Tendering. Following almost twelve months of work, and with support from the Open College Network (London Region) the OCN qualification at level 3 in Tendering and Procurement Practice (TaPP) is launched today.

Published Jun 15, 2009 - 12:06 PM
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RISE's Green Travel Plan published

RISE's Green Travel plan which was discussed and formulated by staff is now available to view online.

Published Jun 09, 2009 - 12:10 PM
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Angela Evans Smith becomes the new third sector minister

The former parliamentary private secretary to Gordon Brown has replaced Kevin Brennan.

Published Jun 09, 2009 - 10:00 AM
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Village SOS - Bringing new life to UK villages

If you live in a rural village with fewer than 3,000 people and have an idea for a new business that could bring energy and life back to your community, then Village SOS could be for you.

The deadline for applications is 14th August 2009

Published Jun 05, 2009 - 02:30 PM
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Future Jobs Fund: do you need more staff?

This fund is designed to create jobs for young people and individuals in unemployment �hotspots�. The Social Enterprise Coalition have worked hard to reduce the minimum number of jobs per bid from 100 to 30 to ensure that it is more accessible to social enterprises. However, if you can offer even 1 or 2 jobs, then bids are being coordinated both nationally and locally to help social enterprises collaborate as part of a consortium or in a partnership.

Published Jun 04, 2009 - 05:16 PM
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Procurement opportunity at the Department of Health

The Department of Health is procuring a panel of accredited providers of transformational business support, to support Primary Care Trusts that are developing social enterprises to deliver services.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 June 2009.

Published Jun 04, 2009 - 02:40 PM
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THREE contracting opportunities to help set-up social enterprises

Coastline Housing have funding (2009/10) from the Department of Health for three social enterprises and are currently seeking suitably qualified practitioners or consultants to help them with research and business planning. Closing date: 30.6.09.

Published Jun 03, 2009 - 02:50 PM
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Social Enterprise features on primetime TV - Village SOS

Viewers of BBC's The One Show were shown the benefits of community enterprise last night as reporter Lucy Siegle visited the community village shop in Great Ryburgh, Norfolk - which has been brought back from the brink of closure by becoming a Community Interest Company.

Published Jun 02, 2009 - 11:55 AM
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BBC reports on ethical businesses thriving in the recession

A recent BBC news story reports on the success of a small ethical business in the recession, associating their success with a fundamental shift in consumer behaviour. A perfect reason for social enterprises to sign up to the Social Enterprise Mark - get your application in now!

Published Jun 02, 2009 - 11:30 AM
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