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New income generation approach to help close the budget gap

By 14th March 2016 No Comments

Pioneering Plymouth-based RIO – the Real Ideas Organisation – is launching a brand new programme of support next month, drawing on its social enterprise expertise to help organisations find new ways to generate income and close the ever increasing budget gap.

As grant funding continues to shrink many public and third sector organisations are looking for new ways to do business and generate income. RIO’s ‘Surplus for Purpose’ programme has been developed specifically for forward thinking schools, local authorities, public and third sector organisations – this approach has already supported organisations working with RIO to secure £1million of new income in the last 12 months alone.

Jon Rolls, Commercial Director at RIO said “In a climate of ever reducing budgets we want to equip staff, managers and leaders with the tools they need to identify opportunities, make a strong business case and tackle the pressing issue of income generation in a way that works with the culture and values of each organisation.

“Our unique and innovative approach allows us to help public and third sector organisations generate income, all whilst maintaining their authenticity as a provider of social value.”

‘Surplus for Purpose’ begins on Thursday 21st April at Devonport Guildhall and runs for four days (Thursday 28th April, Thursday 5th May and one extra date to be confirmed at a later date with each delegate). For more information please click here.

RIO is an IOEE approved enterprise academy, ‘Surplus for Purpose’ is Matrix accredited.


For more information and to secure your place please visit the Eventbrite page or contact RIO on 01752 395028.

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