Birmingham: A Social Enterprise City

As of 15 November, Birmingham is officially a Social Enterprise City!Read more

Two London Authorities invest a further £30m into Homelessness Fund securing over 90 homes to house small families and individuals

The Real Lettings Property Fund2 (RLPF2), managed by social impact investment company Resonance and homelessness charity St Mungo’s, has received further investments of £15m each from the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Westminster. The Fund purchases homes around the capital for people affected by homelessness, helping them move on with their lives and into independent living.Read more

Local deaf professional has won the Natwest WISE Award

Minna Moffatt-Feldman, owner of Sign How, a Manchester-based social enterprise, has WON a place on the NatWest WISE100 Award (Women in Social Enterprise) in recognition of work to improve access for deaf people. All Sign How teachers and assessors are themselves deaf, placing them in an ideal position to act as role models and help others to learn deaf awareness, British Sign Language and Communication Support Strategies across the Manchester boroughs and other parts of the UK.Read more

From Babies with Love announced as finalist at the 2018 Employee Engagement Awards

The Employee Engagement Awards are a platform to recognise excellence, they inspire and educate organisations to remake the way they think about and engage people to achieve their purpose. From Babies with Love is a finalist with it’s corporate service, FAMILY, offering parental leave gifts that also support orphaned and abandoned children around the world.Read more

Sheffield social enterprise to deliver £3m to creative projects across Northern Powerhouse

Sheffield social enterprise Key Fund will distribute Government’s Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund. The fund will help arts and cultural organisations grow their social impact in local communities.Read more

Fair credit provider Fair for You reaches £10 million lending high

Flexible credit provider Fair For You has provided a total of £10 million loans since it was established in 2015. Approximately £650,000 in loans has been issued in October 2018 alone, the highest amount ever issued in a single month. 32,000 loans have been granted by the company overall. Fair For You was founded by Angela Clements to combat high-cost weekly payment stores.Read more

New grant funding initiative proves to be a match for community businesses

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), in partnership with Power to Change, have released positive new data from the first cohort of community businesses in England to be supported by Match Trading™ grants, a new type of grant funding. The Match Trading grants have supported community businesses to achieve a typical 92% increase in income from tradingRead more

Edinburgh Businessman's Landmark Sale

Edinburgh businessman Chris Thewlis has become Scotland’s first social enterprise entrepreneur to make a viable exit from a company with his sale of Beer for Good CIC.Read more

"I made your clothes" installation at Amnesty UK Headquarters

SEUK member and ethical men's clothing retailer Brothers We Stand is hosting an “I Made Your Clothes” installation by ethical menswear retailer at Amnesty International headquarters in the week running up to Social Saturday (13th October).Read more

Office Space in Allia's Future Business Centre

Allia are please to have self contained office space to let in their new business centre in Hackney, East London.Read more