The workshop is aimed at anyone looking to develop, sustain or grow a social enterprise. The workshop is being delivered by Kevin Lloyd – Evans, Ventures Manager, with UnLtd -The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs. Kevin has over 10 years experience helping community organisatoins and social enterprises securing funding from a range of funding organisations.
What is happening?
This is a half day workshop looking at how to put together a successful funding application to different types of funders. The workshop will focus on real examples of successful bids and the ingredients behind them. We will look at how to approach funders, what to say and how to judge whether an application is on the right lines. We will look at funding applications in the context of developing and sustaining social enterprises.
What you will get out of it?
You learn about funding databases and information points to help you find funding opportunities.
You will learn about funding a strategies and plans.
What application questions really mean.
How to ensure your time is not wasted completing forms.
You will hear from people who have been successful with application.
Where is it going to be held - St Pauls Community Development Trust, Room 23 – Initiative Centre (Clifton Rd Entrance), Hertford St, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 8NJ
When is it going to be held – 20th May 2013 9:30 – 1:00pm
Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) – West Midlands Region – workshop for potential applicants
Tuesday 7th May from 9:45am to 12:00pm at BBCCF, Nechells Baths, Nechells Park Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5PD
After a highly successful first year, the Santander Awards are running again this year and will open for applications in late Spring 2013. BBCCF is delighted to be managing the Awards for the East & West Midlands region.
Before this fund is open and we start to accept applications, Santander and BBCCF would like to invite you to a FREE EVENT where we want to share learning from the first year and what makes a successful application. We hope this will encourage you to enter and also help you to strengthen your applications
To book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 322 5560
I recently started working on the Enterprise catalyst project with Digbeth Trust. The project provides intensive support to individuals who want to start a social enterprise and even has some seed funding to get the idea going.
In addition the project helps and grows existing businesses in the area with the possibility of support with business development grants of up to £10k.
“The project titled Enterprise Catalyst, seeks to raise entrepreneurial levels to help new businesses get started, and offers customised enterprise coaching and financial assistance (where required).”
A mentoring and support service is also available to existing businesses ensuring sustainable growth.
To be eligible for the programme you must be:
a business start-up – resident within the qualifying wards*
an existing business – based within the qualifying wards*
Please note that this is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme, and as such we cannot support retail activity. Existing retail businesses that wish to diversify into other markets may be eligible for support.
To discuss your business idea or check eligibility please call 0121 675 7580.
*List of qualifying wards:
Lozells and East Handsworth
Moseley and Kings Heath
Don’t miss the opportunity, get in touch today! Who now’s you may even get some free business support delivered by me as part of the project [there are others working on the programme too]
Had a very interesting day today at the #fairsharetrustawayday where I presented on social enterprise and ran a short workshop for those who are looking toward trading as a route to independance and sustainability, which made me think it was worth sharing some recent case studies of our work with voluntary and community organisations and charities.
The first one click here looks at business planning, project management, in-house consultancy and training with the Disability Resource Centre
The second click here looks at market analysis, business planning, community enterprise and income generation