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轉寄︰ Check out what we’ve been up to over the last year!

2011 年 09 月 30 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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轉寄︰ TPS Newsletter

2011 年 09 月 30 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題︰ TPS Newsletter

 
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The People’s vouchers
TPS has lovingly prepared some money saving vouchers for you to use in store. Print them off and use them on your next shop…until they expire! Click here to download and print them out. 
  
Franco’s farm (E-I-E-I-O!)
Fancy a trip to Franco’s farm on Sunday 16th October? He has invited us to come down, so if you’re interested drop us a line at membership@thepeoplessupermarket.org and we can tell you more about it. 
  
Come here often?

One of our members is doing her undergraduate research project on TPS membership and healthy eating. If you are a (fairly) regular TPS visitor and have a spare 5-7 minutes, please complete the online survey (http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/v.asp?i=40771dyely). Alternatively, keep an eye out for the paper version/postbox placed conveniently next to the shift roster in the common room. Don’t forget to leave your email address or telephone number plus first name if you want a chance of winning £25 (Renew your membership, go wild in TPS aisles or spend as you wish – winner to be announced 25th November.) Please read the introduction page of the survey for more information and thankyou in advance.

Cous-cous samples
Sat 15 October
The guys from Healthy Oils will be coming down to the store on the 15th to give recipe ideas and suggestions from the kitchen. They provide our olive oils and cous cous, so come on down – there will be a range of cous-cous dishes to try and use to inspire your cooking!

  Members meeting
5 October, 6-8pm
Join us and have your say in what goes on around here.

  New member inductions
Thu. 13 October, 7pm; Sat. 29 October 11am (TBC)

Recently joined us? Let us know when you want to join us (email membership@thepeoplessupermarket.org or give us a ring on 020 7430 1827)

   Tantalising tastings
Thurs 6 October, Fri 7 October, Sat 8 October
Organico is coming in with delicious Mediterranean tasters just for our customers: try things such as olives, tapenade and grilled vegetables. 
 

We are the champions!
We won the Smart Future Urban Awards in Frankfurt a few weeks ago. Which means all members now own (part of) the brand new TPS, SMART electric car! Read all about our success here / here and wait with baited breath to see your share of the prize. 
  
Christmas hamper

At our recent Supper Club we launched (and auctioned off) our first hamper.  Check out the website for details of what it icludes (go to the ‘Help Us’ tab).

We are currently developing our £40 and £20 hampers (prices subject to change) so if you have any burning desires, let us know! 
  

Hygiene certified help!
Sunday 9 October
If you have done your hygiene training and are free on Sunday 9th October, we’d love your help making jams and Christmas cakes. Email products@thepeoplessupermarket.org if you can help. 

  Bloomsbury Festival stall
Do you want a stall at the Bloomsbury Festival on the 23 October? If you are in to arts and crafts and have wares to sell, let us know. Email kate at office@thepeoplessupermarket.org for more details about the stalls and how to reserve one.

  Calling all musicians!
23 October, Bloomsbury festival
The Bloomsbury Festival organisers are after musicians who want to perform at this lovely event. For more details, check out the website, and if you’re interested send us an email Kate at office@thepeoplessupermarket.org or give her a ring on 020 7430 1827. 

Graphic designer needed – URGENTLY
We get so many kind comments via our Facebook group and Twitter followers from people who would love to be involved in TPS, but are too far away. Well here’s something you can help with, wherever you live. We’re adding dozens of new product lines to the store in a few weeks and we want to create window displays to advertise the relaunch. If you’re a whizz with Photoshop and have the time to turn jobs like these round quickly, we’d love to hear from you.  No money, sorry, but it would add to your portfolio and we are happy to supply references for any work done and photos of the eventual in store displays. If you can help, email janehewland@gmail.com

   Recipe card printing
We are looking to print recipe cards, so we are looking for any members who work at- or have connections with a print shop, where we might be able to get some printing done at cost price. If you can help, email janehewland@gmail.com

  Free 1 day pass at Nuffield Health Logo
We’ve arranged for members to have a free 1 day pass at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Bloomsbury, as well as a discounted membership (enquire direct with the Centre). With your membership you get a Free Health MOT and a free 1 day pass. For more information or to book your free 1 day pass contact the membership team on 0207 713 8810 or email richard.smith@nuffieldhealth.com (please quote “Thepeoplessupermarket” when enquiring). You will need to present your membership card on arrival.
 

Can you help?
We are looking for Members: 
  • That know Independent Child Minders near TPS that Members with children could make arrangements with to look after their children during a shift at TPS.
  • Cleaning Coordinator to organise a rota of regular cleaning by volunteers and members
  • Training Coordinator (see message about trainings offered below)
  • An Intern to assist the Membership Team 3 days a week, apply with this link http://tpsinternshipapplication.

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Any one wanting more information please email membership@thepeoplessupermarket.org and put to the attention of Charlie.

  Nisa
As readers of this newsletter will know, we will be starting to order from our new wholesaler, Nisa Today’s, in the coming weeks. When this happens we will be expanding our lines by a couple of hundred of lines. To achieve this we are planning on closing the shop for a Sunday afternoon to get all the new stock out on the shelves as quickly as possible. The date that we are pencilling in for this is Sunday the 2nd of October. We will be selling papers, bread etcetera outside as usual.

We’d greatly appreciate any assistance members can offer throughout the day. 

  Training courses

Selections are from health & safety, food & hygiene, customer service, visual merchandising, and more!
You may receive certificate from some of the courses. 
If you are interested in taking one of them, please email membership@

thepeoplessupermarekt.org. Please specify what course you would like to take.

a: TPS e-learning (thanks to generosity of Upskill People http://www.upskillpeople.com/)

 

  • Individual online learning, includes Induction to retail, Health & Safety, Food Hygiene Essentials, Customer   
  • Care Essentials, Sales and Service Essentials, Equality Essentials
b: Customer service training from one of our members, Diana (professional retail trainer)

  • Group workshop at TPS, covers Customer Service and Visual Merchandising, please email if interested and we will book a date.
c: Food Safety & Hygiene (Retail & Manufacturing) Level 2 City & Guilds Qualification
  • Free to the learner if they are improving their employment skills or looking for work, available to residents from any borough.
  • Offered by Training Link. 

TPS Members interested in becoming the Training Coordinator for these trainings at TPS? Let Membership Team know! Email to membership@

thepeoplessupermarket.org

   

Media students
Are you, or do you know any media students looking to get some experience shooting and editing videos? We want to get some videos of the chefs at work. If you can help, or know someone who can, email janehewland@gmail.com

  Online shift-booking service

To book shifts in the shop, use your details to log in or sign up here. Get involved by uploading your photo to your profile and posting on the forums!

Freshers’ Fayre
We need your help at the SOAS freshers’ fayre (01.10.11)! Email membership@thepeoplessupermarket.org for more info and to sign up
Please arrive 9:15am for a 10:00am start

  Lamb’s Conduit Street Sunday Lunch
Saturday 23 October, 11-1pm
Live music, food and stalls on Sunday 23rd October

Spare afternoon? Spend it with us!
We desperately need members to book their shifts this month; please call the shop, e-mail membership@thepeoplessupermarket.org or click here to book a shift.

Mini-documentary

Gleeds TV have made a fantastic new video all about The People’s Supermarket and where we’re at now. You can view the video here. Many Thanks to Gleeds TV! Corrigendum: members don’t contribute £25 a month, but rather £25 a year, and 4 hours of time each month.

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轉寄︰ £200k Big Issue Invest deal opens up new finance opportunities for pioneering social businesses

2011 年 09 月 30 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題︰ £200k Big Issue Invest deal opens up new finance opportunities for pioneering social businesses

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It’s been a year for innovative investments into social enterprise, and today Big Issue Invest (BII) and My Time CIC announce another.
BII has taken shares in the business – so, on the face of it some kind of equity – but by creating what they call a ‘redeemable preference share’, My Time do not relinquish any ownership.
We’ll be exploring equity deals in more detail at our social investment conference Good Deals. We’ve got a fantastic agenda planned, not least Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus in our morning interview session.
Today is the last day to take advantage of the Good Deals early bird ticket offer. It’s been very, very popular and we advise booking now if you’d like to come.
Also on LIVEWIRE we bring news of a corporate initiative to create 1,000 social enterprise jobs, details of a fascinating $25m impact investment fund and five tips to avoid digital distraction.
Finally, from the pick of Your Blogs we choose David Floyd on Big Society realities and a link to the highly recommended POPse! report.
Good Business Intelligence, a groundbreaking new website for people who want to build a better world through business and innovation, will launch in January 2012. Click to find out more.
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Impact investors unite to create $25m fund for African agriculture

A bunch of the world’s leading impact investors have joined forces with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to invest $25m in a new growth fund to support African agriculture.
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5 Strategies to Help Employees Keep Their Sanity in a World of Constant Connectivity

Your employees are drowning in digital distraction – it’s time to throw them a lifeline.
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Two innovators break new ground with pioneering £200k investment

Big Issue Invest (BII), part of The Big Issue group of companies, has announced a pioneering £200,000 investment in shares of the award winning My Time CIC – a Community Interest Company.

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Business in the Community, Deloitte and BP launch Olympic social enterprise bid to create 1,000 new jobs

Corporate giants Deloitte and BP have joined forces to back an ambitious social enterprise initiative promising 1,000 new jobs in the Olympic host boroughs.
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Good Deals for free

The Good Deals bursary scheme offers five free places and five half-price places to social entrepreneurs and organisations with an annual income of less than £100,000.
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Keeping going in the Big Society

Public spending cuts lead to cuts in public services. Not a groundbreaking revelation but there’s a danger that hype-laden initiatives such as Big Society Capital and Social Impact Bonds serve as distractions from the day-to-day issues faced by millions of people who have been using public services and now find that those services are no longer there.
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POPse! final report is now out!

This publication brings together a sample of material produced throughout the week. It will be sent to policymakers, influencers, practitioners and contributors who can move those specific debates and areas of practice on. We think, and hope, that there is honesty, insight, and constructive new thinking in here.

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轉寄︰ Share Your Inspiration for our New OpenIDEO Challenge

2011 年 09 月 29 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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How can technology help people working to uphold human rights in the face of unlawful detention?

OpenIDEO has partnered with Amnesty International to challenge all of us to come
up with ways to use technology to support those held in or at risk of secret detention,
incommunicado detention or detention without trial – human rights abuses often imposed in the name of countering terrorism or national security.
Imagine you were arrested and detained indefinitely without being told the accusations against you. What if you were taken and held in a secret location, and denied contact with your family or a lawyer? Addressing the factors that allow such human rights violations to happen can be complex. But there are ways that we, as the OpenIDEO community, can help.
Join in now to kick off the Inspiration phase so that we can explore and learn about the issues surrounding this challenge. With such an important topic, our goal is to keep the conversation optimistic, solution-focused and inclusive.
We’re certain that, together, we can design solutions to support communities affected by unlawful detention. Have friends, classmates or colleagues who’d like to get involved in this challenge? Share this email with them – because creative collaboration loves company!
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轉寄︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

2011 年 09 月 28 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

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IMPACT INVESTING NEWS & EVENTS

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Follow us on Twitter @theGIIN for the latest impact investing news, trends, and jobs.

Press Highlights

Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete index of impact investing news coverage.

The Economist discusses the momentum building around impact investing.
Read more >

Social Enterprise highlights the 29 investors that have pledged support to the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS).
Read more >

Forbes features an interview with Randall Kempner, Executive Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, who forwards implementation of select standardized IRIS social and environmental metrics for impact investments.
Read more >

GOOD magazine profiles Acumen Fund, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Omidyar Network, RSF Social Finance, and more in this slideshow.
Read more >

Upcoming Events

Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

Impact Investing 2011
September 30, London, England

SRI in the Rockies: The Future of Investing
October 5-6, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Slow Money National Gathering
October 12-14, San Francisco, California, USA

Opportunity Collaboration
October 17-20, Ixtapa, Mexico

The Tipping Point: A UNEP FI Global Roundtable
October 19-20, Washington, D.C., USA

Investors’ Circle Fall Venture Fair

October 26-28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Net Impact Conference
October 27-29, Portland, Oregon, USA

Social Venture Network Fall Conference
October 27-30, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  UN Global Compact US Network Fall Symposium: Impact Investing
November 1, San Francisco, California, USA

National Community Investment Fund’s Annual Development Banking Conference
November 1-3, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  TBLI Conference Europe
November 10-11, London, England

  Opportunity Finance Network Annual Conference
November 14-17, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  European Venture Philanthropy Association Conference
November 16-17, Turin, Italy

  Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship
November 17-18, Hyderabad, India

Investor Spotlight: Calvert Foundation

Lisa HallCalvert FoundationEach month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN their motivations, their impact investment strategy, and challenges they face in this growing industry.  This month, we spoke to Lisa Hall, President and CEO at Calvert Foundation, an impact investing pioneer. Since 1995, Calvert Foundation has offered a retail product called the Community Investment Note, and today nearly $200 million is currently deployed through this instrument. Calvert Foundation also manages an additional $200 million in investments through its advisory business. Calvert Foundation makes impact investments in all 50 US states and in more than 100 countries, targeting social and environmental solutions including affordable housing, microfinance, small business development, and community facilities. 

Read full interview with Lisa Hall >


Impact Investing Featured at the Clinton Global Initiative

This year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) featured many impact investing conversations. In a panel entitled “Financing Inclusive Jobs: Impact Investing,” Adam Davidson, Co-founder and Co-host of Planet Money on NPR moderated conversation among Sanjiv Ahuja, Chairman and CEO of LightSquared, Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, Christina Leijonhufvud, Head of Social Finance at J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Kassoy, Co-founder of B Lab. They discussed the opportunities and challenges faced in using for-profit investment to help address joblessness. 

In the closing plenary session of the CGI Annual Meeting, Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, gave updates on CGI commitments made by the GIIN, ImpactAssets 50, and Omidyar Network, and announced new commitments by the Grassroots Business Fund, IGNIA, and Social Finance U.S.

Watch the “Financing Inclusive Jobs: Impact Investing” panel >

Watch Dr. Rodin’s remarks from the closing plenary [beginning at minute 47] >


13 GIIN Investors’ Council Members Sign on as GIIRS Pioneer Investors

Thirteen GIIN Investors’ Council members, along with two other impact investors, have signed a letter of support for the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS). GIIRS is the first impact investment rating system, and it uses metrics aligned with the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) to survey and rate companies and funds on their social and environmental performance. Through a partnership with IRIS, anonymous performance data from GIIRS-rated companies will be contributed to the IRIS initiative for analysis that will enhance industry market intelligence.

Read the full press release >
See a list of the GIIRS Pioneer Investors >


GIIN Publications: the First IRIS Performance Data Report and Innovations 

IRIS data reportImpact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) is a universal language for social, environmental, and financial performance reporting. In case you missed it, Data Driven: A Performance Analysis for the Impact Investing Industry, is available online for free download. It is the first performance data report of its Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) initiative.

InnovationsThe GIIN contributed an article about developing and establishing the IRIS reporting standards for the emerging impact investing industry to the special SOCAP 2011 issue of MIT’s Innovations journal. In this article, the GIIN discusses its goal to accelerate the establishment of common social and environmental performance reporting practices with the support of the impact investing community.

Download Data Driven >
Read the article and download Innovations >


The GIIN is Hiring!

GIIN logoThe Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is hiring a Communications Associate for a temporary contract position through March 2012 to support outreach across all GIIN programs. Applications are due by October 12, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Read the job description for the Communications Associate >


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

Career CenterNew job openings in Delhi, London, San Francisco, and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Developing World Markets, Ennovent, and Venturesome are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

Post a job opening >

Visit the GIIN Career Center >

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轉寄︰ Knowing and Growing 2011: The rise annual conference

2011 年 09 月 27 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題︰ Knowing and Growing 2011: The rise annual conference

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Knowing & Growing 2011: The rise annual conference

Taking place on the 1st November in Bristol, and run in collaboration with UWE and the Social Enterprise Mark Company, Knowing and Growing 2011 is a one-day exhibition dedicated to helping innovative social enterprises and charities to compete, flourish and grow.

This unique one-day event will bring together around 300 innovative social enterprises from across the South West.

The event will include:

• Keynote speaker: Gordon Morris, Managing Director, Age UK Enterprises
• Workshops by expert providers e.g. protecting your brand, impact marketing, developing a licence agreement, preparing to franchise, and many more
• Case studies – hear social entrepreneurs who are leading and innovating in their field talk about their experiences, triumphs, challenges and winning ways
• 1-2-1 advice from professional advisors and intellectual property experts from many important disciplines including finance, accounting, legal, purchasing, marketing, planning
• Free membership in the Knowing and Growing Online Community

Preliminary programme

08.30 – 10.00 Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Welcome from Lucy Findlay, Managing Director, the Social Enterprise Mark Company Steve West, Vice-Chancellor, UWE, Bristol
10.15 – 11.15 Keynote Speaker: Gordon Morris, Managing Director, Age UK Enterprises
11.15 – 12.15 Workshop 1: Managing People – Jan Golding, Founder of Roots HR CIC
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Workshop 2: Purchasing and the Supply Chain – Martin Davies, Managing Director, Pluss
14.00 – 15.00 Workshop 3: Marketing – Louise Gardner, Head of Communications and Development, Watershed, Bristol
15.00 – 16.00 Drop-in sessions (clinics), tea and coffee

Venue

University of the West of England (UWE) Exhibition & Conference Centre This magnificent centre is located half a mile from the M32 motorway, adjacent to the University’s Frenchay Campus. Access to the centre is via the North Entrance.

Exhibition & Conference Centre map

Registration

• £30 for entry to the event which includes basic exhibition space.
• Special offer! Free entry to the first 50 UWE staff and students who register!
• Special offer! A free year of membership to rise for the first 25 paying delegates! (First 25 social enterprises or SESAs receive a 1 year rise membership, other organisations receive £50 contribution towards rise membership.)
• Special offer! rise Members – first 120 places free to current members!

To book your place please visit the online store. If you are a rise member please book your free place through rise by emailing events@riseforsocent.org.uk

If you would like more details about exhibiting, such as having a larger exhibition space or access to the internet, please e-mail knowingandgrowing@uwe.ac.uk

This event was made possible by a grant from the Intellectual Property Office and is sponsored by Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Moon Consulting and Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants.

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轉寄︰ Plunkett Weekly News 16-09-2011

2011 年 09 月 24 日

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I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題︰ Plunkett Weekly News 16-09-2011

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

Plunkett Foundation News:

-Free events to help rural communities: Village SOS Roadshow launches in Bristol

-How are we doing?

Co-operatives and Social Enterprise News:

-Funding still available for communities to set up shop in Norfolk

-Community investment for CSAs, Biodynamic farms and land trusts

Farming and Food News:

-Colne Valley declares food independence

-Time for action on farm regulation, say MPs

-Free finance and marketing training for Community Food Enterprises in Preston

Rural Development News:

-Essentials of Community Development courses

-Village halls praise licensing plan

International News:

-Statistical report on Canadian co-operatives released

-UK co-operative sector launches countdown to 2012 International Year of Co-operatives

Very best wishes,

Katherine

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2011 年 09 月 17 日

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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Read on for the latest social enterprise news, jobs and events from the South West and nationally. 


News from rise


rise invest time in Big Society Capital event

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd and the new Chief Executive of Big Society Capital Nick O’Donohoe were both present at the event, which took place at the Southville Centre in Bristol on Monday… read more


Social Vision photo competition 2011

Since 2009 the competition has set out to find images that show the unique and transformative work of social enterprise. Now in its fourth year, the photography competition is run by Triodos Bank and Social Enterprise UK in association with Social Enterprise Live. This year there are two award categories: the people’s vote and overall winner… read more


South West community food enterprises take their wares to Westminster

The event, run by rural communities charity Plunkett Foundation and held at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) gave South West social enterprises a unique opportunity to talk directly to Defra policy makers about their work, and how best they could be supported… read more


Jobs


Find details of how to advertise your jobs with us here


Community enterprise advisor wanted at Selwood Housing

30 hours per week, 12 months fixed term contract
Salary: £22,000 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: Tuesday 20th September 2011
Interview date: Monday 26 September 2011
28 hours per week. Fixed term from 30th August – 16th December 2011… read more


Head of Finance and Governance wanted at Pluss

Salary: £45,000 plus 10% car allowance or leased car
Location: Exeter
Term: Permanent and full time (willing to consider job share/part time for suitable candidates)
Closing date: 28th September 2011
Interview date: 4th October 2011… read more


Other news


Business Support surgery sessions – tender opportunity

Social Enterprise UK are looking to work with a social enterprise support body for an upcoming event they are delivering under the Department for Education overarching strategic partnership programme…. read more
 

Best Practice for Oil Buying Groups

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) in collaboration with Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Consumer Focus, Citizen’s Advice and the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) are encouraging heating oil customers to buy early to avoid running out of fuel this winter…. read more


Jobcentre Plus Southern England Group Newsletter

If you are interested in keeping up to date with the welfare reform agenda and other key changes within Jobcentre Plus, take the time to subsribe to their newsletter… read more


Interested in Social Impact Measurement? The Guild need your help

Following on from the success of The Guild’s Getting Started in Social Impact Measurement guide, The Guild is currently developing a do-it-yourself tool to help small and medium-sized organisations look more closely at their impact. The Guild want to translate the straightforward and appropriate advice they give face-to-face to consultancy clients into an affordable interactive toolkit for those organisations who don’t have the budget for more extensive support… read more


A new peer support network for micro social care and support providers in Devon

The availability of local micro social care and support services can play a key role in ensuring that people with Personal Budgets and people who pay for their care and support themselves, have increased choice and diversity of great local services that they can use to help them live the life they choose… read more


Looking back to the future – South West RDA legacy events

The South West RDA has been operating for 13 years, investing nearly £2 billion in over 4,000 projects. What has been learnt from all that? What worked and what didn’t? Can the RDA’s successors do it better? … read more


Department of Health – Third Sector Investment Programmes Innovation Excellence and Service Development Fund 2012-13

The Innovation, Excellence and Service Development Fund provides funding to support projects in the health and social care field. The available funding is very limited and, to be successful, organisations will need to have a clear focus in their applications on how their proposed projects would support and drive forward new ideas, excellence or developments in services in health and social care… read more


UK’s smartest 100 small businesses unveiled – CoaST named as a top 100 winner!

Smarta.com and O2 present the UK’s most dynamic and innovative small businesses… read more


Special offer on marketing emails

In order to mark and celebrate Social Enterprise Day, Cascade is pleased to offer a 50% discount on all marketing emails sent on behalf of customers (to over 2,000 email contacts) for events being held during November 2011… read more 


Trading for Sustainability – free taster events run by Devon SSE

Devon SSE are running a special tailor-made action learning programme aimed at practioners, artists and organisations in the arts and creative industries that are facing the loss of public funding for their work… read more


Connecting Devon and Somerset Local Broadband Plan published

The document can be downloaded from the Connecting Devon and Somerset website. The aim of the project is to, “deliver faster Broadband for all by 2015 and Superfast Broadband for all by 2020″…  read more


Featured member


Paperchain

Recycling since 1990, Paperchain offer a fully comprehensive, friendly and efficient recycling service. Operating out of Exeter in Devon, Paperchain are a local, Social Enterprise Co-operative.

Paperchain specialise in providing cost effective and flexible recycling and confidential destruction solutions as a regular collection or one off archive clearance. With Paperchain’s services already being used by over 600 local businesses and other organisations you can be confident knowing your waste is being managed in a professional and legal manner complying with The Environmental Protection Act. Paperchain can help your business reduce its waste going to landfill and improve your Environmental and Social responsibility.

Paperchain carefully make sure that all of the recycling they take really is recycled and in the most environmentally considerate way possible.

Upcoming Events

rise events
dates for your diary


enterpriSE PIE network
Taunton
11th October


rise Annual Conference
Bristol
1st November


Other events

Looking back to the future – South West RDA legacy event
South West RDA
Truro
20th September


Looking back to the future – South West RDA legacy event
South West RDA
Exeter
21st September


Trading for Sustainability
Devon SSE
Bristol
21st September


Values in business event
Serene Communications
Nailsworth
21st September


Trading for Sustainability
Devon SSE
Taunton
26th September


Marketing your social enterprise
Business Link
Plymouth
27th September


Personal Effectiveness: work smarter not harder
Cascade
Bristol
27th September


Social Enterprise Network Development Workshop
Plymouth Social Enterprise Network
Plymouth
27th September


Trading for Sustainability
Devon SSE
Paignton
28th September


Governance and Legal Structures
Business Link
Torbay
29th September


Valuing Voluntary Action (Taunton)
South West Forum
Taunton
29th September


The woodland edge
The Neroche Partnership
Nr Taunton
29th – 30th September


Looking back to the future – South West RDA legacy event
South West RDA
Poole
29th September


Procurement Connection Bristol
Procurement Connection CIC
Bristol
29th September


Financial Responsibilities of Trustees & Senior Management
Cascade
Exeter
3rd October


Conflict Resolution
Zebra Collective
Plymouth
4th October


E-Marketing: how to create effective email newsletters
Cascade
Taunton
6th October


Cosmic’s Happy Hour Club
Cosmic
Honiton
7th October


ClearlySo Social Business Conference 2011
ClearlySo
London
11th October


A Practical Approach to Fundraising: explore new income streams & maximise your success
Cascade
Southampton
11th October


Finance & financial management for co-op and social enterprise directors
CDA
Bristol
11th October


Our membership partners

Community Network
Cosmic
Graphic Design and Print Community Interest Company

Cascade
The Phone Co-op
software.coop
Resonance


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轉寄︰ Social Enterprise Support Centre Newsletter

2011 年 09 月 15 日

my buzz & my blog

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

my facebook  &  my twitter  &  my linkedin

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Contents of this Issue:
British Science Festival in Bradford
Kidz Aware Training Courses
Harness the power in Bradford- A renewable energy workshop for Business and Communities
Funding for Young People to Improve their Community ((UK)
Community Radio Fund (UK)
Footsey 1st March 2012
SEIF Capital Growth Fund Deadline 16th September
Economic Summit Event: Wealthy Bradford ‘working in collaboration for success’

Social Enterprise Support Centre News  
British Science Festival in Bradford

This week is the British Science Festival in Bradford.
One of the most exciting elements is The House of the Future. The house features examples of the latest technologies including low energy led lighting, rainwater harvesting and a photo voltaic panel array to generate electricity among other features for more information on the Science Festival please visit http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/forms/festival/events/showevent2.asp?EventID=699

Kidz Aware Training Courses

Following on from their successful training courses earlier this year. Kidz Aware have received further funding to offer a range of courses at a reduced rate of just £10.00 per delegate per course this includes a buffet lunch.  
  • Thursday 20th October BULLYING DISCRIMINATION AND RACISM AWARENESS
  • Thursday 27th October 2011 DISABILITY EQUALITY  AWARENESS AND DISABILITY EQUALITY DUTY
  • Thursday 3rd November 2011 UNDERSTANDING CHILDRENS BEHAVIOUR
  • Thursday 10th November 2011 ADDRESSING THE BARRIERS AND KNOWING WHAT IS INVOLVED IN BRINGING UP A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY
Why attend these courses? 
Kidz Aware are very much aware of the issues of disabled children, their families and young people and what they face on a daily basis.  It is important that those who work with disabled persons parents/carers and young people gain the necessary skills to support these persons when dealing with Discrimination Bullying Racism and Legislation.
From the parent/carers point these courses provide the skills and knowledge they need. It is hoped that by working in partnership with other delegates on these training courses, we can all start to Work Together to make a difference in the lives of these families and young people and make way for positive changes in the future.
Kidz Aware are the only organisation that is peer lead by families of disabled children and provides training packages designed by families of disabled children which are delivered by experienced staff.
There are only 30 allocated delegate places so book early to avoid disappointment.
To book or for more information please contact Sabrina Archbold at sabrina@kidzaware.co.uk  or call 01924 385977.

Harness the power in Bradford- A renewable energy workshop for Business and Communities

Venue: City Hall, Bradford
Date: Saturday 8th October
Time: 9.00-13.30
Interested in green energy in Bradford?
Then come along and find out what the opportunities are for producing renewable energy in Bradford and explore the options for setting up energy cooperatives in your community.
• Find out about renewable energy technologies
• What are the opportunities for renewable generation in Bradford
• Information on developing energy cooperatives and investing in green technologies
To book a place please email eccu@bradford.gov.uk  or telephone 01274 432229

Funding for Young People to Improve their Community ((UK)

UnLtd, the charity for social entrepreneurs, is inviting young people between the age of 11 and 25, who have a passion and talent to change the world around them, to apply through Live UnLtd for a grant of up to £5,000 to start up their own business, sports teams, recreational groups and host events.  Live UnLtd will also offer support to help with the running of the project.  Applications are open to both individuals and small groups of young people.  For more details on how to apply please click: http://www.liveunltd.com/

Community Radio Fund (UK)

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) has announced that the next round for funding applications for the Community Radio Fund will open on 19th October 2011.  The Community Radio Fund has been established to help fund the core costs of running a community radio station.  These not-for-profit radio stations have a social purpose and work to involve their target community in running the service.  Under the fund, Community Radio Stations are being invited to apply for funding to support their core running costs.  There is no upper limit of grant that can be applied for. Grants can only be made to community radio licensees (“Licensee”) which are broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not an RSL, for example).  Grants awarded usually range from £5,000 to £17,000.  The closing date for applications will be 5pm on 16 November 2011.  For more information visit: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/radio/community-radio-fund/

Footsey 1st March 2012

Planning is underway for Footsey 2012. The Footsey trade fair is the key social economy event of 2012 and the largest social economy event in the UK.  Footsey 2012 is still leading the way for Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs. Footsey links all sectors together and encourages and promotes co-operation, business to business trade, and sharing of expertise. For mor information and to book please visit  http://www.footsey.co.uk/.  

SEIF Capital Growth Fund Deadline 16th September

The Social Enterprise Investment Fund (SEIF) Capital Growth Fund is offering capital growth grants and loans of £12 million to social enterprises working in health or social care.
The Social Investment Business, along with Local Partnerships, manages the SEIF programme on behalf of the Department of Health.  
Until 16th September, they will be taking applications from health and social care organisations for capital grants and loans. 
They will be awarding grants of £50,000 to £150,000 in value. Loans are also available if the organisation can show it is able to repay. Investments of over £150,000 will include a loan element. 
The grants are available for –
•Property or land purchase
•Some fees relating to capital projects including solicitors, architects and surveyors
•Property renovations and refurbishments
• Purchase of vehicles
•Equipment for delivery of services e.g. fixtures and fittings
•IT equipment
Organisations must be able to draw down and spend this funding by 31 March 2012.
To find out more information and to download the application form please visit http://www.thesocialinvestmentbusiness.org/our-funds/seif/seifcapitalgrowthfund/

Economic Summit Event: Wealthy Bradford ‘working in collaboration for success’

Bradford Assembly Regeneration & Prosperity Forum is hosting the next Bradford district Economic Summit: ‘Wealthy Bradford’ on Friday, 18th November 2011, 8.30am – 12noon at Carlisle Business Centre, 60 Carlisle Road, Bradford, BD8 8BD.
This is a cross sector event with inspiring speakers and the opportunity to engage, discuss and to formulate action.  Participants are invited from the Bradford business community, the voluntary and community sector and statutory agencies including Bradford Council.
The focus of the day will be socio-economic regeneration and the opportunities for collaboration between partners.  The event will be followed by a buffet lunch and networking.
Places are limited.  To ensure a balance of sector representation, please register your interest in the first instance by email to polly@cnet.org.uk
For more information about the event please contact David Wilford (01274 689306) or Tony Dylak (01274 355600) – Regeneration and Prosperity Forum Co-Chairs.

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