That’s right, Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You is switching on the out-of-office, packing it’s bags and heading on holiday for a couple of weeks (Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Rome and Venice – all tips gratefully received), so the next edition won’t be until the end of September. See you then!
Here’s this week’s news…
- Do you have an old bike gathering dust? The Bike Project, set up by SSE Fellow Jem Stein, are urgently looking for bikes of any size and condition. The bikes are then donated to refugees, helping them to save on bus fare. You can find out more here.
- Winchester SALT are hoping to build on the legacy of the Olympics and have given themselves 2012 hours to raise funds to support community sport facilities in Winchester. There are a whole range of ways that you can get involved.
- Teach First have Innovation Community Choice Award for this year’s Teach First Innovation Award – you can vote for you winner here.
- 10 top tips for charity impact measurement over on the Guardian.
- CAN have launched a brand new fund in the space of ‘early intervention’ and accelerating positive impact on services and products benefiting children and young people , specifically in East London. If your remit of work lies in the London Boroughs of City of London; Hackney; Barking and Dagenham; Havering; Newham; Redbridge; Tower Hamlets; Waltham Forest; Greenwich, or Lewisham, then CAN Invest would like to hear from you! All the details that you need here.
- A really interesting report from Nesta – People helping people: the future of public services.
- Crisis’ Alana Cookman, was profiled in this week’s Guardian. (Alana was a previous attendee our Trading for Sustainability course, which starts again next week).
- Ben & Jerry’s and Ashoka are on the hunt for 11 young people from around the world who are using business to create change in their communities. You can apply if you are between 18 and 34. (It’s good to see that I still count as young). £10k, a mentor from Ashoka and a trip to Ben and Jerry’s are up for grabs.
- Don’t forget, Social Saturday takes place next week.
- Prize for the oddest headline of the week goes to ‘If Tony Blair was a social enterprise‘.
- Up in smoke? High times at the Bronzeville Urban Development, based in the US, are exploring the possibility of using medical cannabis cultivation and dispensing as a social enterprise.
- Our next one day workshop is Sources of Funding on September 17th. (I made the webpage look pretty this week, take a look!).
Have a good few weeks, and keep on knitting.