Help light up Plymouth this November

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Plymouth residents and businesses are being asked to help make this year’s Illuminate and Thanksgiving the biggest and best yet. To achieve this, partner organisations from across the city who are working hard to organise the event have turned to the crowd. Their aim? To raise £10,000 by 6.25pm on 24 November 2016. At present, they need to raise just…

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Column Bakehouse on a roll with landmark University deal

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Students, staff and visitors at Plymouth University will now be able to enjoy local artisan bread and baked goods on campus thanks to a landmark deal between Column Bakehouse and University Commercial Services Plymouth Ltd (UCSP). The deal will see the award winning Column Bakehouse – Plymouth’s first and only social enterprise bakery – supply seven cafés and catering outlets…

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RIO launches the Connected Schools Programme

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RIO are launching the Connected schools Programme, a pilot programme funded by Power to Change – a charitable trust set up to support the growth of community business across the country. The programme sees RIO working with eight schools across England, which aims to explore schools as hubs for community business to thrive. RIO consultants will work with each school…

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Vote for Our Way Tech in this year’s Aviva Community Fund for our Young Heritage Leaders Programme

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Understanding who we are and where we come from is a basic human need, enabling a sense of belonging and the growth of resilient communities. In many of the most disadvantaged communities, engagement with local heritage is limited. Young Heritage Leaders will create a digital, youth-led local history movement that will increase engagement, develop understanding and enable people to be…

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Social Enterprise Start-Up Sessions

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These social enterprise start-up sessions provide a FREE crash course in setting up your social enterprise, designed to take you through the various aspects of developing a robust business case. We will help you to take your incredible idea and turn it into a successful profit making enterprise, ensuring that social purpose remains at its heart. Choose to dip in…

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Real Ideas Organisation finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards

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The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) has been shortlisted in two categories – Education, Skills and Learning and Inspiring Youth Enterprise – in the UK Social Enterprise Awards. The Awards, organised by Social Enterprise UK, recognise excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises – businesses that reinvest their profits for social and environmental good – as well as those who lead…

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Climb the Column for free on Social Saturday!

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Visitors to Devonport Column this Saturday [15th October] will be able to climb to the top for FREE as part of the national ‘Social Saturday’ campaign. Social Saturday is a national day of activity to celebrate and raise awareness of British social enterprises. Led by the national body Social Enterprise UK, the campaign encourages people to visit, buy from and…

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Anchor’s Away to Talent Match London.. Oll an gwella!

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Over one action-packed week commencing 12th September, Talent Match London visited North Cornwall with members from Talent Match Cornwall to experience various Cornish industries. Talent Match is a Big Lottery funded project which helps 18-24 year olds who have been unemployed for a year or more to find work through developing their skills and confidence and connecting them with opportunities…

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Talent Match Cornwall showed their London members a gnarly day out in South Cornwall

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On Thursday 15th September, Talent Match London took a trip to south Cornwall with members from Talent Match Cornwall to visit various Cornish industries and experience what it is like to work, and play, in Cornwall. The day began at Falmouth Marine School where the Talent Match members had a tour around the boat building facility, a long tradition in…

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