MHFA England publishes first impact report

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has today launched its first ever social impact report. The report is a celebration of MHFA England, its twelve years of history, achievements over the year 2018/19 and an outline of plans for the future. Read more

Shipping container shopping hub and green barn: Exciting plans proposed for Grimsby Garden Centre

Innovative plans by leading social enterprise NAViGO to further transform Grimsby Garden Centre have been submitted to council planners. Proposals include repurposing shipping containers to create a unique independent retail feature entrance hub for small local businesses and a new timber built green barn with wool insulation, composting toilets and rainwater harvesting. The low-carbon facility, powered by a wind turbine will provide flexible use space for activities, children’s play and events. Read more

North East Charities wanted for free phones offer

SwitchAid, a not for profit fundraising scheme that generates funds for good causes by switching energy & telecoms for homes and businesses, has done a deal with Carphone Warehouse to benefit charities. They have received £100,000 from the North East Social Investment Fund, to grow and develop its social enterprise. This has enabled the team to start working on new partnerships and develop new ideas. Read more

Allia announces The Future 20 – 20 exciting companies looking to change the world

Tech for good and social ventures addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals to be given no-cost individual packages of support to help them create greater impact. Read more

New £15M fund for social enterprises & charities to transform high streets using historic buildings

AHF (the Architectural Heritage Fund) today announces the opening of the Transforming Places Through Heritage fund, focused on reinvigorating England’s high streets and town centres as once more thriving hubs of community, through the creative reuse of local historic buildings. Read more

Smile Together publish Social Impact Report 2018/19

Smile Together Dental CIC are proud to officially publish their 2018/19 Social Impact Report – a celebration of their achievements and social impact in a year which has seen them reinvesting their profits into frontline patient services as well as their community like never before. Read more

Fusion21 research reveals social value's growing in importance amongst UK public procurement professionals

Almost two thirds (64%) of UK public procurement professionals say social value has become more important over the last 12 months, Fusion21's second annual Procurement Trends Report has found. Read more

Learn how to effectively leverage video for your business

Chocolate Films have recently released the e-book 'How To Effectively Use Video For Your Business'. It is a guide to help organisations, including social enterprises, to effectively leverage video content. The book explores 5 routes to win at video marketing, with content types that are achievable for any organisation and practical takeaways. Read more

Unity Trust Bank and Charity Bank team-up to provide £8.5m loan for dementia care in Yorkshire

Unity Trust Bank and Charity Bank have joined forces to provide loans totalling £8.5m to enable charity Abbeyfield The Dales to purchase the award-winning Fern House, a 30-room dementia care home in Bingley in Yorkshire. Read more