BECỌ - GOOD, CLEAN, FUN

Award winning social enterprise, CLARITY-The Soap Cọ releases BECỌ - a new feel good, socially enterprising and better considered soap range putting real change in the hands of people across the UK.Read more

Big Issue Invest’s Power Up programme launches to support community businesses across the Midlands

Big Issue Invest has today launched its Power Up programme. The lending scheme will offer investment and mentoring support to up to 15 early stage social ventures across the Midlands. Power Up, pioneered by Big Issue Invest (BII), is funded by Barclays with investment coming from Power to Change, Experian and Big Issue Invest Trust.Read more

City Drive announces Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City

Last month, USE IT! proudly supported the iSE facilitated CITY DRIVE week long programme of events to raise awareness, promote employment opportunities and encourage marketplace development for the amazing social enterprises across Birmingham.Read more

CQC’s chief inspector of general practice visits outstanding Bradford practice helping vulnerable city patients

Staff, volunteers and service users at Bevan Healthcare CIC’s city centre practice welcomed chief inspector of general practice from the health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last week as part of his visit to the city.Read more

Bloody brilliant way to end period poverty goes on the menu in London

A brunch experience with a difference is coming to London – one that promises to do good with every Bloody Mary poured. Taking place at The Book Club, Shoreditch on Saturday 2nd June (12noon-4pm), the Bloody Big Brunch, will serve-up the classic cocktail all day long - but there’s a catch. It can only be ‘bought’ in exchange for sanitary protection.Read more

Leisure trust merger agreed

The operator of the council’s sport and leisure services in Welwyn Hatfield has changed following a merger between Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and Finesse Leisure that will enable the strengths of both organisations to be used most effectively.Read more

From Babies with Love’s social impact doubles

In the last twelve months From Babies with Love has increased the number of vulnerable children it supports from 2,060 to 4,180, more than doubling its social impact.Read more

The Micro-Placements Programme

The Micro-Placements Programme is a new initiative from City, University of London which aims to place students from low socio-economic backgrounds into short-term career-exploration projects. The purpose is to enhance students’ core employability skills and to help develop their CVs through work experience opportunities across a variety of sectors. This programme supports City’s community engagement which looks to form unique links with Business and the Professions.Read more