This webinar from Social Enterprise UK was live-streamed on Wednesday 1 April 2020, and is still available to view online.

It is focused on adapting your business model in light of coronavirus - for example, considering furlough for your workers, and looking at potential new markets. The webinar is led by Colin Downie, Sales and Partnership Director at WildHearts, a leading social enterprise which promotes social change through initiatives that support social mobility, gender equality and much more. 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

 

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

Comic Relief social investment fund, Red Shed, has launched a new report on changes that are required to make social investment more effective and sustainable in supporting social organisations and encouraging social innovation.

What’s in it For Us? Looks at social investment from the view of small and medium-sized charities and is based on engagement with 233 Comic Relief funded organisations. The research aimed to address a number of questions, including:

 

Power to Change has published its fifth annual report on the community business market in England.

It uses a refined methodology and the most accurate data to describe the structure, size and shape of the community business market in 2019 and considers the outlook for the year ahead.

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00
Fair Saturday 30 November 2019 Bristol
3 October, 2019

 

Fair Saturday, a celebration of community organisations and culture in 180 cities around the world, returns on Saturday 30 November 2019, and Bristol is taking part once again.

Falling the day after Black Friday, Fair Saturday serves as an antidote to pre-Christmas sales pushes from large corporations, by championing local causes instead. This can involve anything from community choirs and theatre companies to market stalls and social enterprises.

How can we create new business opportunities and make our region a better place?

The New Western Frontier is free. It’s for anyone interested in how the regional business community can create growth and deliver positive change.

The event offers:

Date/Time: 
Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 13:30 to 18:00

Join us to discuss funding & finance for community driven projects and enterprises in the West of England:

Date/Time: 
Monday, 21 October, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:00
Healthcare services BNSSG
10 September, 2019

 

Bristol Community Health is a not-for-profit social enterprise delivering NHS community healthcare services. It has just announced changes to three local health services.

Healthcare in five South West prisons, Bristol children’s services, and diabetic eye screening in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will no longer be run by Bristol Community Health, and will be transferred from the social enterprise to new providers.

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