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日期: 2011年5月26日,星期四,下午7:42

Newsletter

May 26, 2011
Issue 106

Hello from RISE HQ and welcome to the May e-bulletin.

Read on for the latest RISE and social enterprise news including:

• Have your say on the future of social enterprise business support by taking part in our short online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V5ZJFW8
• Find out about running a Dreamscheme in your local community; help get young people involved in community projects which they are rewarded for with trips and activities of their choice.
• New social enterprise case studies published on Moretonhampstead Development Trust and BYEP.
• Job opportunity at the Café, Great Bow Wharf, Langport. A great opportunity for an experienced & entrepreneurial person with excellent catering experience.
• Network and help develop a stronger voice for social enterprise in Somerset by attending the next Grassroots network meeting, in Taunton on the 8th of June.
• Inspire and be inspired by Bristol’s next generation of social entrepreneurs on the 9th June. Working Knowledge are looking for a total of 20 volunteers, representing local and regional organisations, to support students.
• Two plots of land needed in Gloucestershire for an exciting new food project – ‘Get up and Grow More!’
• New dates for Cascade training’s ‘Ethical Ventures’ social enterprise start-up workshops in Taunton.

Upcoming free social enterprise workshops for those in Plymouth & Torbay:
• Governance & Legal Structures – Torquay – 16th June
• Introducing Social Enterprise – Torquay – 20th June
• Growing your Social Enterprise – Plymouth – 22nd June
• Introducing Social Enterprise – Plymouth – 28th June
Places are limited so book now! Find further details by visiting: http://www.rise-sw.co.uk/torbayplymevents

Find a full events listing at the bottom of this e-bulletin.

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:

Have your say on the future of social enterprise business support

Following the reforms proposed by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) earlier this year, we are looking to collect feedback about the impact of the proposed changes and cuts to existing social enterprise business support services.

We really value your input and would be grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V5ZJFW8

A summary of the survey results will be available on the RISE website.
Read More…

Grassroots Social Enterprise (Somerset) Network – meeting June 8th 2011

Grassroots Social Enterprise Network (Somerset) is a new initiative set up by Cascade Training Plus (SW) in partnership with Somerset Co-operative Services, Grassroots Social Enterprise (Somerset) and Sustainable Environment Company CIC which between them, have their own networks and spheres of influence within and outside the county.

The June meeting will be taking place in Taunton, don’t miss this valuable networking opportunity, and help develop a stronger voice for social enterprise in Somerset.
Read More…

Office space solutions from Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth

Starting a new business?
Moving your enterprise forward?
Kicking off a freelance career?

To really make your business buzz you need a nurturing environment with great facilities, surrounded by other exciting and supportive organisations, at an affordable cost.

Sound good?

Then Devonport Guildhall’s hot desk membership offer could be just what you’re looking for.
Read More…

New social enterprise case studies published

Find out more about the brilliant work being done by social enterprise. Read about;

Moretonhampstead Development Trust and their journey to sustainability with the aims of social, economic and cultural regeneration.
BYEP, a social enterprise in Bristol, working with young people predominantly of black and ethnic minority background; offering them training, educational and social projects, that will give them the skills and confidence they need to start building their careers and lives.

Job opportunity at the Café, Great Bow Wharf, Langport

An exciting opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial person with excellent catering experience to run the café in a beautiful riverside building, managed by a social enterprise.

This will be a joint undertaking with the Trust: a good understanding of the catering business is essential, together with hands-on catering experience and a passion for good food!

CV & references required by 3rd June 2011

Centre Manager, Great Bow Wharf, Bow Street, Langport TA10 9PN
01458 254257 amanda@greatbow.org.uk

www.greatbow.org.uk

Do you love your community?

Are you proud of what you’ve done to improve where you live, or are there groups within your community who have been doing great work?

Then read on because you could be the Devon community of the year!

There is £500 available to the winner and two runners-up will win £250.
Read More…

Leadership and management advisory service – new for 2011/2012

Companies in the South East and South West with between 2 and 250 employees can apply for funding to develop their organisation’s people management skills and support their most important asset.
Read More…

Inspire and be inspired by Bristol’s next generation of social entrepreneurs

Working Knowledge would like to invite you to engage in an exciting and Nationally Award Winning programme that is having a significant positive impact on the region’s young adults.

Called The Plunge, the programme is designed to raise the aspirations and confidence of college students so they enter the job market better prepared, whether as an employee, self employed or following higher education. This event is a cross between Dragons’ Den and The Apprentice and the business expert volunteers are integral to their success.

Working Knowledge are looking for a total of 20 volunteers, representing local and regional organisations, to support students from City of Bristol College on 9th June 2011.
Read More…

Co-operative Congress 2011

Co-operative Congress 2011 logoCo-operative Congress 2011, which brings together everyone interested in co-operative action to share ideas, learn and be inspired.

The event marks the start of the second Co-operatives Fortnight, which is “Yours to share” from 25 June to 9 July 2011.
Read More…

Two plots of land needed in Gloucestershire for an exciting new food project – ‘Get up and Grow More!’

Vision21, Gloucestershire’s own Climate Change charity, has funding to set up three community vegetable growing spaces in different locations throughout Gloucestershire. Each space would need to be available for three years and around 800 square metres per site is required.

As well as providing a supported growing space for those without gardens/allotments the project will also co-ordinate free ‘Grow your own’ training sessions each year for the community of growers and wider public. There will also be two events organised in Gloucestershire each year on the importance of local food as well as a food swap forum created!
Read More…

Cascade training

‘Ethical Ventures’ social enterprise start-up workshops in Taunton, run by Cascade (a Social Enterprise Mark Holder). This new programme is designed to support those in emerging or fledgling social enterprises – and those considering starting one up – by offering workshops that provide new learning opportunities in affordable bite-sized chunks. Participants will also have the opportunity to access free one-to-one expert advice and guidance to support their enterprise.
Read More…

Run your own Dreamscheme – new one-day training now available!

The Dreamscheme is based on a simple concept of work, points and trips. Young people are enabled to carry out community based work projects for which they earn points. These can then be exchanged for trips and activities of their choice.

The Dreamscheme Network South West is putting on a training day so that staff, residents and volunteers can be empowered to run a Dreamscheme in their local community. The school summer holidays can see an increase in complaints from residents about the behaviour of some young people. So what better way to get them involved and doing something good for the local community and themselves!
Read More…

Upcoming Events:

Event Date: May 31, 2011

SW – Get the inside info on EU funds for arts and & culture

Location – Plymouth

Did you know there are over 30 different EU funding programmes or schemes that have provided support for arts and culture projects and activities? This seminar will outline these opportunities and provide practical information, useful tips, and relevant contact details.

Find out more.

Event Date: May 31, 2011

SW – Introduction for co-operative members

Location – Bristol

Explores the effective management of a co-op. By the end of the day, you will have the knowledge to play an active role as co-operative member and/or Director.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 01, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – One-to-One Advice Clinic

Location – Plymouth

This FREE clinic will put you face-to-face with a specialist social enterprise business adviser to help unleash the growth potential of your organisation.

One-hour appointments are available between 09.00 and 16.00

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 06, 2011

SW – Understanding Finance

Location – Taunton

• Costing your service/product
• Pricing your product or service
• Setting a budget
• An introduction to financial projections & cash flow forecasts
• Basic management accounts
• Presenting your case to banks and other potential investors
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 07, 2011

SW – Social Enterprise – Building working communities – Horizontal Innovation and Leadership summit

Location – Cheltenham

Being Socially Enterprising asks for innovation and leadership.

To meet the complexity of our time in our “organized” life then we need alive, working, communities with leadership processes that inspire.

This Horizontal Innovation and Leadership summit in Cheltenham will work with and explore the innovation and leadership that could help social enterprise grow and thrive in today’s society; highlighting the social essence in and outside the organisation.

This summit will be interactive, use case studies, own practise and current research.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 08, 2011

SW – Grassroots Social Enterprise (Somerset) Network meeting

Location – Taunton

Grassroots Social Enterprise Network (Somerset) is a new initiative set up by Cascade Training Plus (SW) in partnership with Somerset Co-operative Services, Grassroots Social Enterprise (Somerset) and Sustainable Environment Company CIC which between them, have their own networks and spheres of influence within and outside the county.

Don’t miss this valuable networking opportunity, and help develop a stronger voice for social enterprise in Somerset.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 08, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – One-to-One Advice Clinic

Location – Torbay

This FREE clinic will put you face-to-face with a specialist social enterprise business adviser to help unleash the growth potential of your organisation.

One-hour appointments are available between 09.00 and 16.00

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 09, 2011

SW – Induction workshop for members and directors of new and existing co-operatives

Location – Bristol

This training is appropriate for all members and directors of new and existing co-operatives. The induction workshop will explore the background to co-operatives and the co-operative movement and also effective management of a co-operative.

After the workshop, you will have the knowledge to take on the role of an active co-operative member.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 15, 2011

Other – Procurement Connection Reading

Location – Reading

Hosted by Procurement Connection cic, procurement professionals from the public sector are meeting in Reading with businesses to share their insights. There will be presentations from the most influential public sector buyers in the region.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 16, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Governance and Legal Structures

Location – Torbay

Confused about CICs, Co-ops and Charities? Worried about the board working well? This FREE workshop will help you choose the right structures and people to give your social enterprise a solid foundation.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 20, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Introducing Social Enterprise

Location – Torbay

Baffled by the Big Society? This FREE workshop is your chance to find out more about Social Enterprise, what it means and whether it could be right for you.

With sandwich tea.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 21, 2011

SW – Raising Finance & Income Generation

Location – Taunton

• Generation income from your products or services
• Defining your financial and other resource needs
• Understanding overheads, capital assets, working capital & cost of sales
• Identify and describe the four main forms of finance
• Match your social enterprise to sources of finance
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 21, 2011

SW – A Spotlight on Co-ops

Location – Taunton

• What is a Co-op?
• Co-operative values & principles
• Different types & models of Co-ops
• How to set up a Co-op
• Action planning & sources of further support

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 22, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Growing Your Social Enterprise

Location – Plymouth

This FREE workshop will help your organisation plan for a successful future. It will help you secure your financial future, move from grant funding to ‘earned’ income and manage your cashflow.

Especially relevant for organisations delivering health, social care or other public services.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 23, 2011

SW – Funding Your Vision “The Steps To Success”

Location – Newton St Cyres, Mid Devon

“Sustainability starts with planning, not with chasing funding; it needs a lot of work and organisation.”

The days training will take you through key steps in achieving and developing a more successful funding base for your organisation.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 23, 2011

SW – Save Money, Be Green

Location – Exeter

Are you looking at ways to cut costs in the current economic climate?

Reducing your carbon emissions can save your business money, and increase your profits.

• Demystify green issues
• Learn practical ways to reduce energy usage and waste
• Identify immediate financial and enviromental benefits
• Implement a medium to long-term plan
• Develop a green plan
• Develop your sustainability

“Save at least the cost of this course or your money back!”* Brett Parker, CEO

* Savings made within 6 months of implementing a carbon reducing strategy.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 28, 2011

Torbay/Plymouth – Introducing Social Enterprise

Location – Plymouth

Baffled by the Big Society? This FREE workshop is your chance to find out more about Social Enterprise, what it means and whether it could be right for you.

Find out more.

Event Date: Jun 29, 2011

SW – Funding your Community Enterprise

Location – Topsham, Devon

Who is it for?

This course is designed for social enterprises, community organisations and charities.

The course will:

• Introduce you to the social enterprise model – and how it fits your organisation
• Provide knowledge of the different types of social enterprise and legal structures
• Outline the route to developing an income generation idea
• Support you to develop ideas for social enterprise products or services
• Explore the skills needed to start trading
• Help participants to understand how to develop business plans and funding strategies.

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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