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Changing spaces and looking forward to welcoming back audiences… 

27th November, 2020 | Blog | News

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Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog | News

Small businesses have supported us this year by closing their doors to keep us safe, now it’s time to return the favour. 

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Gifts under £30 - Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog

Gifting under £30 doesn't have to be tough, we've got you covered.

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Gifts For Kids - Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog

Shop for gifts made by independent businesses this festive season!

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Gifts For The Foodie - Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog

Got a foodie friend or a a loved one that loves to cook? Our 'Gifts for the Foodie' guide is just what you need!

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Gifts For Him - Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog

Looking for a gift for him? We've gathered a selection of gift ideas to make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier!

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Gifts For Her - Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog

Trying to find that special gift for her? Look no further!

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Experience Gifts And Kits - Think Big Shop Small

27th November, 2020 | Blog

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A Real Ideas commission: Launching Cities of Learning Badge School

17th November, 2020 | Jobs and opportunities | News

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Game Changer Participant Takes Over to Cook Up A Storm

4th November, 2020 | Blog

Kieran kindly volunteered to take part in the Game Changer food skills share session. These sessions have been designed to allow young people to share a food-based skill, story, insight, experience or a recipe with fellow Game Changer peers.

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COVID 19 Update for our Spaces and Members

3rd November, 2020 | Blog

In line with the new COVID restrictions coming into effect from Thursday 05 November we will be closing our Spaces to the public and moving all of our delivery online.  

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How do I best support my Kickstart placement?

23rd October, 2020 | Blog

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Support for your Kickstart Placement

23rd October, 2020 | Uncategorised

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Real Ideas makes work and careers opportunities happen for 18-25 year olds

19th October, 2020 | Blog

For 18-25 year olds, simply getting started on the road to finding a dream job, or even simply getting a job can be the hardest part of all. Especially the way things are at the moment.

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Guinevere: planting and growing her own future

16th October, 2020 | Case Study

Meet Guinevere Horroks. Guinevere is currently loving her voluntary role at Cornwall’s Eden Project. And she is on a mission to learn as much as she possibly can about plants and all aspects of gardening with the aim of finding a future job in the gardening world.

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Cameron: Builder of his own destiny

16th October, 2020 | Case Study

Cameron Waller is reflecting on his first month ever in a full-time job working with the team at M&S in Truro.

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Elle: Designer of her future success

16th October, 2020 | Case Study

Elle Heard is all set to sell her beautiful artwork including cards, prints and other items on Etsy, under her working name: Eleanor Louise Ashton. Elle’s talent lies in her taking inspiration from her travels and her home in Cornwall.

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Marcus: coaching brilliance in others

16th October, 2020 | Case Study

Marcus spends four/five months of the year taking others on hikes, climbs, bike-rides, surfing and canoeing, amongst a raft of other activities. And he loves it!

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Community businesses receive funding to grow green

14th October, 2020 | Blog

Several Devonport and Stonehouse community businesses have been awarded a share of €50,000 to help restore nature and connect communities with Plymouth’s green spaces, as part of the Green Minds project.

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Kickstart for Schools

12th October, 2020 | Blog

We have developed an offer that will support schools to take on Kickstart placements in a way that ensures the process works as easily and simply as possible. We will ensure schools understand what is involved, place their Kickstart employee in an appropriate role in their setting and set up the right support around the placement.

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Kickstart FAQs

7th October, 2020 | Blog

We’ve compiled a list of FAQs. Please note that these are our interpretation of many queries raised with DWP and some information may change.

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This week brought us a very exciting milestone for Liskeard Library!

2nd October, 2020 | News

Our Chief Executive Lindsey Hall met with Cllr Edwina Hannaford for a socially distanced key hand over!

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Kickstart - Why Real Ideas?

1st October, 2020 | Blog

Real Ideas is actively looking to become a ‘Gateway’ organisation (you may have heard this role described as an intermediary or representative body) for the Government's Kickstart job creation scheme. 

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Kickstart – What are the costs for me as an employer?

1st October, 2020 | Blog

Real Ideas is acting as a gateway to help businesses and organisations access the scheme. So, what are the costs for you as an employer to benefit from the scheme?

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Kickstart - helping young people find employment

30th September, 2020 | Blog

From May of this year, reports and articles started to appear about the looming youth unemployment crisis facing the UK bought about by coronavirus.

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What can be done to help young people in 2020

15th September, 2020 | Blog | News

The headline news today that youth unemployment has risen to 4.1% is sadly not unexpected and likely doesn't show the full picture.

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Illuminate Light Festival is returning in 2021

15th September, 2020 | News | Press releases

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Liskeard Library – Deal agreed which gives the green light for refurbishment to begin in 2021

8th September, 2020 | News

Positivity, but just a little more patience. These are the key words as the refurbishing of Liskeard’s well-loved Passmore Edwards Library is becoming a long-awaited reality.

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Reflecting on Game Changer Progress in West Cornwall

3rd September, 2020 | Blog

A short reflection written by one of the brilliant Game Changer navigators.

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Time to be more Ken

1st September, 2020 | Blog

Educating Differently Programme Lead Gary Futcher reflects on an educational ‘what might have been’

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Game Changer Participants Secure Work During the Pandemic

24th August, 2020 | News

Game Changer participants have been working hard to pursue their career goals...

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Start Something

20th August, 2020 | News

Start Something offers the chance for those with a pet project or start up idea to do just that – start!

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New £42,000 fund launched for cultural innovators who can change Plymouth for the better

20th August, 2020 | News | Press releases

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Community Tourism – Overcoming Challenges with Enterprise, Empowerment and Endless Enthusiasm

10th August, 2020 | Blog

A movement of locally rooted, independent enterprises and activists is emerging.

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Game Changer Induction Week Success!

10th August, 2020 | Blog

Find out about the most recent Game Changer Induction Week

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Real Ideas Fellowship Opportunity for Young People in the South West

10th August, 2020 | Blog

Discover how to apply to our Fellowship opportunities!

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Young People and their Digital Badges

7th August, 2020 | Blog | News

Find out the benefits of digital badges.

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Start Something - support for brilliant new enterprises

6th August, 2020 | Blog | News

Offering 10 FREE membership packages worth over £3,000 each to entrepreneurial people with ideas that we think could become brilliant businesses.

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How has Covid affected jobs in Devon and Cornwall and how Real Ideas can help

6th August, 2020 | Blog | News | Uncategorised

For the majority of us who live in Cornwall and Devon, the biggest impact of Covid is likely to be economic, rather than health related.

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Virtual Work Experience Opportunity for Game Changer Participants

5th August, 2020 | Blog

Triangular Pixels are award-winning game developers based in Cornwall. They are looking for budding game artists to take part in virtual work experience.

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Open Call for Speakers on Diversity in Creative Sector Businesses

4th August, 2020 | Blog | News

Real Ideas are excited to be offering the opportunity to help us by inspiring a wave of activity designed to diversify the creative landscape in Cornwall.

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Setting out on a new journey

31st July, 2020 | Blog

An inspiring young person's work journey with Asperger's Syndrome.

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Aspergers' is my superpower - Blog by WorkAble participant Jessica

31st July, 2020 | Blog

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Johanna's Game Change Journey

31st July, 2020 | Blog | Uncategorised

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Festival for Change – Finding new ways to build back better post pandemic

21st July, 2020 | News | Press releases

Real Ideas is delighted to announce we’re partners for the Festival for Change – an amazing series of online events to create real change.

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Making Better Together

10th July, 2020 | Blog

Educating Differently Programme Lead and former headteacher Gary Futcher outlines our plans to support curriculum, recovery and wellbeingin schools though new communities of practice.

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Real Ideas and One Planet Living

11th June, 2020 | Blog

As the UK and more of the Western World begins the long road out of lockdown, Real Ideas is looking hard at what lessons and even benefits it has brought to our lives and to our environment.

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‘There is nothing so strong as an idea whose time has come’

28th May, 2020 | Blog

Following our recent ‘Imagining the Future Normal’ webinar looking at education post-lockdown, Real Ideas Project Lead and former headteacher Gary Futcher reflects on the way ahead.

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We want to make your Ideas Real

20th May, 2020 | Blog | Jobs and opportunities

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We are seeking a Marketing Professional to deliver online content to participants on the Ambitions programme

18th May, 2020 | Jobs and opportunities | News

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Introducing Bluff Its – Giving parents the edge in the home-schooling stakes

15th May, 2020 | Blog | News

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Let’s Create Packs’ for families in need

13th May, 2020 | Blog | News

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A success story from Native Makers

6th May, 2020 | Case Study

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Call for proposals – Plymouth Art Weekender 2020

27th April, 2020 | News

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Business is our business

24th April, 2020 | Blog

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Does COVID provide a moment to re-evaluate our education system – to future (and virus) proof it?

23rd April, 2020 | Blog

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Food and shelter remain the most important factors for survival, but in 21st century Britain, access to the internet is running a close second.

22nd April, 2020 | Blog

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Don’t have the kit or connectivity to access the internet during lockdown? Don’t worry, we can help.

22nd April, 2020 | Blog

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Kitchen Designer required for Market Hall

27th February, 2020 | Jobs and opportunities | News

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We’re after a new website – can you help?

22nd January, 2020 | Jobs and opportunities | News

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Design team for Liskeard Library required

22nd January, 2020 | Uncategorised

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Introducing the first Future Make competition

27th November, 2019 | Jobs and opportunities | News

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Plymouth Set to Become One of the UK’s First Cities of Learning

13th August, 2019 | News | Press releases

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Extraordinary Times

1st August, 2019 | Blog

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Transcending Prison Walls

4th July, 2019 | Blog

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Our Engine Room Journey

4th February, 2019 | Blog | Case Study

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iMayflower Gets £3.5million From Cultural Development Fund To Improve Plymouth’s Arts And Cultural Industries

18th January, 2019 | News | Press releases

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PLANS FOR LIBRARY SUBMITTED

26th October, 2018 | Blog

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The Hidden Revolution

19th September, 2018 | Blog

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Community Owned Change – We Need To Talk About Anarchism

17th July, 2018 | Blog

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Congratulations Lindsey Hall!

5th May, 2018 | Blog | News

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Plymouth: A city that grows good businesses

11th April, 2018 | News | Press releases

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Social Enterprise UK’s Honorary Fellows

8th December, 2017 | Blog | News

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Planning permission granted for Market Hall development

21st July, 2017 | News | Press releases

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European Funding is a Game Changer

13th June, 2017 | News | Press releases

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Don’t use schools for audience development

12th May, 2017 | Blog

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Blood, Sweat and Infrastructure (oh, and graphene?)

24th April, 2017 | Blog

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Real Ideas Organisation wins national social enterprise award

29th November, 2016 | News | Press releases

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Treasury’s Autumn Statement delivers major investment for Market Hall

23rd November, 2016 | News | Press releases

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Real Ideas Organisation finalist in the UK Social Enterprise Awards

14th October, 2016 | News | Press releases

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The secret behind Ballot Street Spice success

21st June, 2016 | Blog

Nicholas Clitheroe, RIO Consultant

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Next Gen. report raising profile of digital creativity

10th February, 2016 | Blog

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Top ten tips and techniques for transformative social enterprise terraforming

7th August, 2015 | Blog

Here are my top tips and techniques for supporting social enterprise growth in rural areas.

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Where public and private sector dare not/care not tread

24th June, 2015 | Blog

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