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Young People Help to Promote Column Acoustic Gig

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A popular live music event in Plymouth is teaming with a local street dance company to support young dancers and put on a night of entertainment for the wider community. South West-based social enterprise Real Ideas Organisation is helping a group of young people in Plymouth promote and support a popular music event through a new Creative Approaches learning programme….

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SEQ Hits the Premier League

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Aston Villa Football Club and the Premier League have embraced social enterprise in an innovative new programme to support and improve their work in the local community. Developed in partnership with RIO’s Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) and Birmingham City University’s (BCU) Business School, the Premier League’s Social Enterprise Academy is a league-leader: the first programme of its kind to engage…

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Helping schools go from Good to Outstanding

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As specialists in innovating the curriculum, RIO’s latest event for senior leaders in Primary education settings is not to be missed! Titled ‘Good to Outstanding’, this development day is about putting purpose and vision into practice, looking at what is required to create outstanding teaching and learning. Putting purpose and vision into practice, this development day for senior leaders takes…

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Chancellor announces 30% tax relief on social investment

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It was a good day for beer-drinkers, savers, haters-of-potholes and bingo-players in the UK as the Chancellor announced the measures contained in this year’s Budget. But it was even better for social investment aficionados with the introduction of a ‘groundbreaking’ social investment tax relief rate of 30 per cent which will come into play from 6 April. The devil will…

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A second chance for young people to sign up for Plymouth learning programme exploring careers in the creative industries

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Young people in Plymouth can still sign up to take part in a Creative Approaches learning programme, which focuses on exploring career paths within the creative industries. They will also be able to gain a qualification, thanks to this new course being launched by the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO). The new Creative Approaches course will start soon at Devonport Guildhall….

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Next Engine Room Networking Event: Tuesday 25 March

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Support is available for all Cornish businesses thanks to the Engine Room project, as the second networking event takes place later this month. The Engine Room is a free programme of support for start-ups, SMEs, social enterprises and entrepreneurs in Cornwall. It offers business support and advice, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities. Their first successful networking meeting last…

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