Charity Bank launches ‘Bank On Us’ campaign and announces record loan growth

Charity Bank, the loan and savings bank owned by charities and social purpose organisations, today announced it has lent over £15.2 million to the social sector in the first three months of 2018; more than any previous quarter in its history. Its loan book has now grown by over 120% since the start of 2015.Read more

Inclusive cycling competition in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park 12th April

Bikeworks will run the first fully inclusive cycling competition from the London community track in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, next to The London Stadium (West Ham United) on the 12th April 2018 from 10.00am - 4pm. Spectators welcome and entry is free.Read more

Small Business Taskforce sets out ten-point manifesto to government

A collective of small business representative bodies and think tanks is to set out a Small Business Manifesto to government today/Thursday April 5.Read more

Transport Secretary visits Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company as part of strategy to help more disabled people into work

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling toured Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company – a social enterprise which employs injured veterans and people with disabilities – as part of the government’s plan to help one million more disabled people into work.Read more

Delivery marketplace Shiply reaches major milestone saving over 100 million kgs of CO2 was launched in 2008 with the mission of addressing the problem of the fact that 50% of vans and lorries run completely of cargo and 25% run only part full.Read more

Trio of new members join Campaign Collective

Charles Heymann, Louise Akers and Laura Jane Hicks have become the latest communications professionals to join social enterprise communications firm Campaign Collective.Read more

£5 million Community Business Fund opens - largest round to date

Power to Change, the independent trust supporting community businesses in England, has announced today (Tuesday 27 March) that the next round of their flagship Community Business Fund will open in April. With £5 million available to be awarded in 2018, this will be the largest round of the fund in the trust’s history.Read more

Barclays join forces with The Big Issue and Cambridge Judge Business School to launch Social Enterprise Scale Up UK Programme to support the growth of small to medium social enterprises

Applications are now open for programme supporting social ventures facing challenges of scaling - The Barclays Social Enterprise Scale Up UK Programme is managed by Barclays, The Big Issue and Cambridge Business School.Read more

Auticon signs up global law firm Linklaters to work with autistic IT consultants

Auticon UK, a unique technology company, which exclusively employs IT consultants on the autism spectrum, has announced it had signed up leading global law firm, Linklaters, as its latest UK client, as the social enterprise sought to raise awareness around autism and employment for World Autism Awareness WeekRead more