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主題: Social Enterprise Coalition Newsletter 08-07-2010
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日期: 2010年7月8日,星期四,下午11:53


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Social Enterprise Coalition Newsletter 08-07-2010

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Social Enterprise Coalition activity




Member profile

Website of the Fortnight


Social Enterprise Coalition activity

CIC forum

The Social Enterprise Coalition and the CIC Association held the latest CIC Forum, on Monday 5th July, at CAN Mezzanine, 49 – 51 East Road, London.

The meetings are designed to bring together stakeholders to discuss issues faced by CICs, increase collaboration and to share best practice. This latest event focused on:

  • Finance and banking
  • The impact of the new political landscape on CICs.

Speakers included:

  • Peter Holbrook, Social Enterprise Coalition
  • Ceri Jones, Social Enterprise Coalition
  • Sara Burgess, CIC Regulator
  • John Mulkerrin, CIC Association
  • Caroline Mason, Investing for Good CIC
  • Abbie Rumbold, Bates Wells & Braithwaite
  • Chris Southworth, Better Regulation Executive, BIS

To see the minutes from the Monday 5th July 2010 event please click here.

APPG AGM and seminar on the role of social enterprise in the Big Society

Last week in the House of Commons, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Enterprise hosted a seminar on the role of social enterprise in the Big Society.  Keynote speaker Rohan Silva, Special Advisor to David Cameron, highlighted the Government’s desire for social enterprises to play a big role in the delivery of public services, in particular in education and health, and discussed the sector’s importance within the Government’s localisation agenda.

Andrew Croft, CEO of CAN, and Geoff Walker, CEO of Sandwell Community Caring Trust spoke on behalf of the sector about the inspirational work their organisations do, alongside Claire Dove, Chair of the Social Enterprise Coalition which runs the APPG’s secretariat.

For more information, visit the Group’s website: http://www.appgsocialenterprise.org.uk/pages/appg.html

social franchising

Social Franchising Support

Social franchising is an option for both existing social enterprises that wish to expand their businesses through replication as well as individuals who want to set up a franchise of an existing, successful social enterprise. However, it is a relatively new model of growth and little support exists for those wishing to embark on this route.

Therefore, as part of the Big Lottery (BASIS) funded Investing in Social Enterprise Expansion programme, the Social Enterprise Coalition is delivering an innovative Social Franchising Support project. The aim of this project is to undertake detailed research into the processes and issues that surround social franchising and from this develop a comprehensive suite of support tools and resources for all social franchisors, franchisees and social enterprise business advisors.

SEC has joined forces with a number of key partners to deliver this project and we are currently in the research stage. So if you’re interested in or have experience of social franchising and would like to contribute to this work, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Lidija Mavra, Senior  Researcher, at lidija.mavra@socialenterprise.org.uk.

Further information on this work will follow in the coming weeks, but for any queries please contact Craig Carey, Projects Manager, at craig.carey@socialenterprise.org.uk


Ambassadors mentor competition winners  

The Social Enterprise Ambassadors have begun mentoring the winners of a competition that matched aspiring social entrepreneurs with relevant ambassadors.

One winner, Anita Richards, was matched for a mentoring session with Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa. She said:

“The session with Tokunbo last Wednesday was an extremely positive experience and really has allowed me to take a more realistic approach in all areas of the business plan.  To win has inspired me with the confidence I really needed at the time so thank you for selecting me!”

Anita will be using Tokunbo’s advice as she sets up a social enterprise to support young disadvantaged youth who want to break into the visual arts and fashion industries.

In other news. Dr. Sam Everington recently hosted a delegation from government officials from Hong Kong to Bromley by Bow, John Bird will be making a second visit to Bottisham College to advise students on the Young Enterprise Social Enterprise scheme and Saeeda Ahmed will deliver a seminar on social enterprise to 80 young Muslims from 20 countries at the Mosaic International Leadership Summit in Cambridge next month

For more on this and all the latest news from the programme, visit the Social Enterprise Ambassador website.



Knowledge sharing workshop on business support projects
12th July, Birmingham

On the 12th July, the Social Enterprise Coalition will be running a free one-day workshop which will bring together the complete portfolio of social enterprise business support projects that are taking place across England. The event will be a chance for project managers to meet and network and to share expertise and experience. With key speakers from the sector, it will also be an opportunity to join in conversation on the current challenges facing the social enterprise business support landscape and how these can be planned for and overcome.  

An event summary and key learning from the day will be hosted  on the SEC website later this month. For any queries, please contact Craig Carey, Projects Manager, at craig.carey@socialenterprise.org.uk

Development Trusts Association

Community shares policy seminar
15th July, London 

The Development Trusts Association will be holding a community shares policy seminar entitled ‘Taking Ownership Local’ on Thursday 15th July at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, Southbank, London. 

The event is free to attend but places are limited so early booking is advised.  It will bring together key decision-makers and policy advisors; social finance specialists; social enterprise advisors and community activists interested in setting up community share schemes. The seminar will:

  • Bring together the initial findings from the OTS and CLG backed action research into community shares led by the DTA, Co-operativesUK and the SROI UK Network.
  • Share community activists stories of their own journeys with expert research findings covering the explosive growth in the market and the challenges encountered along the way.
  • Provide the very latest thinking on a growth market for community finance and make recommendations for the future development of this market.

Further information can be found at www.dta.org.uk/communitysharesseminar.



Small to medium enterprises (SME) Finance Challenge

The Group of 20 and Ashoka’s Changemakers, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, launched  The G-20 SME Finance Challenge, an online competition to find the best models worldwide for public‐private partnerships that leverage public interventions to catalyze finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  

At the Toronto G-20 Leaders Summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the competition emphasizing the importance of business in driving the economy and followed with a $20M commitment from Canada to help scale-up the competition’s winning solutions.  

Up to 15 Challenge winners will be invited to the November 2010 G-20 Summit in Korea to be recognized for their innovative ideas. Winners will then be connected with donors and investors at an SME conference in Germany following the Korea Summit.

To join this online open-source challenge please go to www.changemakers.com/SME-Finance.

Enter your own solution, nominate potential entrants, read entries in real-time, discuss and collaborate with the Changemakers community.

Early entry deadline: August 6, 2010
Final deadline:  August 25, 2010

CAN Mezzanine desks for £20 a day

CAN Mezzanine has recently launched a new hot desking service at their Old Street office, N1 London.

Desks are only £20 a day and are exclusively for social enterprises and third sector organisations. No notice period or minimum booking. Ideal for freelancers, start-ups or out-of-towners. Desk space includes desk, phone, PC, lockable pedestal, access to kitchen with free teas and coffees, a new third sector resource centre and meeting rooms should you need them.

Add a central London mailing address and phone number for only £20 a month.

For more information visit CAN Online.

Member profile

local energy

Local Energy

Local Energy is a social enterprise established by the LGiU. All surpluses directly subsidise the LGiU’s charitable work. They exist to ensure that public sector organisations manage the risks associated with new legislation on carbon trading and make their full contribution to reducing per capita carbon emissions.

They help with data management, compliance, financial strategies and providing market intelligence.

The Local Energy team has run three successful carbon trading schemes for councils, hospitals and universities and they have already helped over 100 public sector organisations to prepare for the transition to a low carbon UK.


Website of the Fortnight

fairshare music

fairsharemusic is a different kind of music download site: for every track you download they will donate half the profit to your chosen charity.

And the more you download, the more they donate. fairsharemusic offers 8.5 million tracks costing from just 79p.




Advertise your social enterprise job here

Advertise and search for jobs on the number one social enterprise job pages. Social Enterprise Coalition members get great deals on advertising rates and it’s easy to get your job uploaded to allow you to focus on running your business.

For more information email James at james.hughesdon@socialenterprise.org.uk or visit our job pages.

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