South West students win awards at Social Enterprise Festival awards ceremony

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Students from across the South West have been recognised at an awards ceremony held in Plymouth on 21st November, as part of the week-long Plymouth Social Enterprise Festival. The students were all supported by the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), taking part in the Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ), the first qualification to accredit social enterprise learning, or in RIO Challenge Days,…

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Plymouth School Students take on Department for Business Innovation and Skills

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A group of Year 11 students from Plymstock School in Plymouth travelled to London to visit The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on 21st November to raise the profile of their social enterprise, Our Way, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The students took to the West London address with enthusiasm and a professionalism that would have been…

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Secret Fridays is recruiting!

Secret Fridays is recruiting!

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Secret Fridays, an entertainment and employability programme run by Real Ideas Organisation, started again in October and will run for 12 weeks, and we are looking for more 16 – 19 year olds to join! If you didn’t make the open day in October, don’t worry. You can still get involved. We’re looking for young people who are not in…

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Social Enterprise Qualification recognised in sector awards

Social Enterprise Qualification recognised in sector awards

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The first learner in the UK to achieve a Gold SEQ (Social Enterprise Qualification) has been recognised in the national SFEDI awards week. SFEDI, the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative, is a government recognised standards body for business enterprise and support who allows accreditation for the qualification. Amber Webster from Aster Group, whose innovative mobile phone app helped her achieve…

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Real Ideas Organisation scoops RBS grant for enterprise project

Real Ideas Organisation scoops RBS grant for enterprise project

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RIO has today been announced as one of just 10 winners to receive an RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise Grant. Close to 200 organisations submitted applications for funding to run programmes for young people in enterprise. From those applications, twenty-two organisations from across the UK were shortlisted, before ten were chosen as the eventual winners. The grant applications were submitted online…

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