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日期: 2010年12月3日,星期五,上午1:43

Newsletter

Dec 02, 2010
Issue 98

Hello and welcome to RISE’s December e-bulletin. Thanks to all of you who attended the RISE Annual Conference in Exeter yesterday, there was a fantastic turnout and the day was a great success, in-depth coverage of the day will be featured in the next newsletter.

RISE’s latest Annual Report (April 2009 – March 2010) is now available to download: www.rise-sw.co.uk/uploads/RISEAnnualReport09-10.pdf (PDF 1.59MB)

Read on for the latest RISE news, as well as social enterprise news, jobs and events including…

• Minister backs better health deal for Devon’s Youth.
• Guardian Social Enterprise network launched.
• Nominations now open for the Big Society Awards, Adult Learners Week Awards & UK Social Enterprise Awards.
• Third Sector venue finding service now available.

Don’t miss news as it breaks – subscribe to our RSS newsfeed to stay up-to-date. We hope you find this update interesting and varied but not too long. We welcome any feedback, so if you have any news or comments, please let us know.

Latest News:

England’s first community-owned farm wins national photography competition

FCLIA community-owned farm in Shropshire is celebrating after topping a public vote to become the winner of a national photography competition for social enterprise. The result of the online poll was announced at a special event held at the social enterprise Lumen, in London.
Read More…

Enter the UK Social Enterprise Awards

Social Enterprise Awards logo
Nationwide competition open until 18 January 2011

Organisations and individuals can now enter the Social Enterprise Awards, the nationwide competition that celebrates the work and achievements of the UK’s most inspiring and successful social enterprises and people in the movement. The awards are this year being sponsored by O2.
Read More…

Co-operatives Fortnight 2011 is Yours To Share

Yours to Keep logo
Co-operatives UK has announced that Co-operatives Fortnight 2011, the national campaign that unites the sector in raising awareness of the co-operative model, will take place from 25 June to 9 July 2011 with the theme – ‘Yours To Share.’
Read More…

Plymouth University – placement opportunities for students

Students at Plymouth University are conducting a piece of research into student placements in Social Enterprises and are keen to speak to Social Enterprises who are active in engaging students in placements or who would like to in the future. If you feel you would be able to offer a student from the University a placement or if you have already had a student on a placement please email Alexandra Walton at alexandra.walton@postgrad.plymouth.ac.uk.

Update from Grassroots Social Enterprise (Somerset) Network

Grassroots Social Enterprise Network (Somerset) held a successful first meeting on the afternoon of Thursday 25th November at Great Bow Wharf in Langport, Somerset.
Read More…

Guardian Social Enterprise network launched

The Guardian Social Enterprise Network is a new online space where professionals working in or with social enterprise can talk to one other, get advice and insight from peers and industry experts and grapple with the challenges that face the whole sector.
Read More…

Job vacancy at The Real Food Store, Exeter

General Manager (up to £30k neg) & Assistant Manager (up to £22k neg) – Retail.
Two exceptional and enthusiastic people wanted to launch and manage this new city centre social enterprise opening March 2011, featuring local food, bakery and café.
Applications at: www.realfoodexeter.co.uk

Closing date 14th December 2010

Celebrate outstanding adult learners

Nominations are now open for the Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2011. The awards celebrate learning in all its forms, giving deserved recognition to inspirational adults who have changed their lives through learning.
Read More…

A once in a lifetime learning and development opportunity!

•South Africa Social Enterprise Visit Programme 2011•
•2nd – 10th April 2011•

A unique experience with inspirational social enterprises, great networking, fascinating cultural settings and outstanding locations.
CEiS are coordinating a Learning and Development Programme to the Social Enterprise World Forum in Johannesburg.
Read More…

Nominations now open for the Big Society awards

Big Society Awards logoThe Big Society is about moving power away from central government and giving it to local communities and individuals. The Big Society Award has been created to recognise individuals, groups or organisations that are demonstrating the Big Society in their work or activities. Anyone, including people who benefit from the group, organisation or individuals activities, may make a nomination.
Read More…

Finally, a third sector venue finding service that helps customers find you!

Finding the right conference venue can be difficult for your potential customers, especially when they may be looking for one with a social, environmental, charitable or community benefit. Think Venue have made it simple for those customers to find you!
Read More…

New support to overcome stress and enjoy your challenges

If you are helping to develop and manage a social enterprise, you know about the challenges of meeting multiple demands of having a keen enterprise focus as well as ensuring meeting your social and environmental purpose. Sometimes it is exhilarating – and at others stressful and overwhelming. So how are you coping with all of this?
Read More…

Minister backs better health deal for Devon’s Youth

SOS Global

Minister for Children & Families, Tim Loughton visited youth health enterprise, SOS Global at the Innovation Centre, in Exeter on Social Enterprise Day. The MP was shown how SOS is working with schools and youth groups to tackle issues of alcohol, drugs and bullying in effective ways.
Read More…

Increasing Impact Through Technology

A free event supported by the City Bridge Trust for Chief Executives and Trustees.

The Exe Centre, Exeter
2pm – 5pm Monday 6th December 2010
Read More…

New social enterprise unveiled

Silva Social EnterprisesSocial Enterprise Day, 18 November, marked the unveiling of Selwood Housing’s new social enterprise brand Silva Social Enterprises. Silva Social Enterprises will be the hub for a series of new ventures that the housing association is planning.
Read More…

Upcoming Events:

Event Date: Dec 06, 2010

SW – Introduction to Social Enterprise

Location – Plymouth, St Budeaux

For anyone who wants to know more about social enterprise and ‘The Big Society’, and how it could affect you or your organisation.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 06, 2010

SW – Increasing Impact through Technology

Location – Exeter

A free event supported by the City Bridge Trust for Chief Executives and Trustees. NCVO is running a series of free events for chief executives and trustees, to help you explore how technology can support your work at this difficult time. IT professionals will be on hand help you turn your ideas into action.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 06, 2010

SW – Don’t miss this FREE informal one-to-one advice clinic for social enterprises

Location – Trowbridge

If you run a social enterprise or established community organisation and need good advice to develop your ideas further, here is an opportunity for a one-to-one chat with one of our qualified advisors.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 06, 2010

SW – Social Media for Civil Society

Location – Exeter CVS, Exeter

Social Media for Civil Society™ is an innovative marketing programme created by Social Traders, a social enterprise that promotes trade for social purpose.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 06, 2010

SW – Conflict Resolution

Location – Plymouth

We all know that conflict can be hurtful and destructive, and many of us avoid it for this very reason. But it is a natural part of our daily lives and we need ways of dealing with it constructively.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 07, 2010

RISE – RISE BAN – Marketing social enterprises: social networking and more

Location – Exeter

Come to this Business Advice Network to find out how to market social enterprises using social networking. Sessions will be provided by COSMIC, a social enterprise and ethical IT company based in the South West.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 07, 2010

Cornwall – Starting in Social Enterprise – A Practical Approach

Location – St Austell

• Do you have a specific idea for a social enterprise, but don’t know how to make it happen?
• During this workshop you will produce a practical action plan to get your project up and running.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 08, 2010

SW – Worth It? Prove It! An Introduction to Economic Impact Assessment

Location – Plymouth

Perfect Moment has recently undertaken a number of project based Economic Impact Assessments for third sector and public sector clients. This workshop demystifies ‘economic impact assessment’ and shows how you can use simple techniques to demonstrate the value of service delivery projects.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 09, 2010

SW – Starting in Social Enterprise – A Practical Approach

Location – Paignton

This workshop is suitable for:
• Newly started social enterprises
• Voluntary organisations and charities wishing to consider developing a social enterprise
• Social enterprises in their first year of trading

The workshop is designed to help your organisation develop good management processes as you identify trading opportunities either for the first time or as an additional activity to current delivery.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 09, 2010

SW – Worth It? Prove It! An Introduction to Economic Impact Assessment

Location – Taunton

Perfect Moment has recently undertaken a number of project based Economic Impact Assessments for third sector and public sector clients. This workshop demystifies ‘economic impact assessment’ and shows how you can use simple techniques to demonstrate the value of service delivery projects.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 14, 2010

SW – Introduction to Social Enterprise

Location – Torquay

INCLUDES SANDWICH TEA:
For anyone who wants to know more about social enterprise and ‘The Big Society’, and how it could affect you or your organisation.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 14, 2010

SW – Transition Fund South West briefing event

Location – Bristol

The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services to be more resilient, agile and able to take opportunities presented by a changing funding environment.

The Office for Civil Society has appointed BIG Fund (non-Lottery funding operation of the Big Lottery Fund) to administer the fund. This briefing is for civil society organisations which meet the criteria below and are interested in applying to the Transition Fund.

Find out more.

Event Date: Dec 15, 2010

SW – Transition Fund South West briefing event

Location – Exeter

The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services to be more resilient, agile and able to take opportunities presented by a changing funding environment.

The Office for Civil Society has appointed BIG Fund (non-Lottery funding operation of the Big Lottery Fund) to administer the fund. This briefing is for civil society organisations which meet the criteria below and are interested in applying to the Transition Fund.

Find out more.

Would you like to join? RISE is a membership organisation and is open to anyone based in the region who is interested in the social enterprise agenda in South West England. For organisations 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 to RISE training and Business Advice Network.

We hope you will want to continue getting regular news o­n social enterprise in South West England. If you know anyone else who may wish to subscribe please recommend us. If you do not wish to receive our newsletter however, please reply to this email with the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject box and we will remove you from our list immediately. If you have registered but wish to unsubscribe, please visit this page.

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