Who is still recovering from Oxford Jam? We certainly are! Ease yourself into the weekend with this week’s summary of what has been going on in the world of social enterprise…(it’s been a busy week!)
1. We’ve partnered with Lloyds Banking Group, the Cabinet Office and The Evening Standard for the Frontline London Campaign. Read all about it.
2. Big Issue Invest launched The Corporate Social Venturing Challenge, which offers up to £50,000 to early stage social businesses. Applications need to be in by 19th May.
3. Closing for applications at the end of next week is the RBS Inspiring Women in Enterprise scheme, open to all not for profit organisations.
4. The Design Council have produced a report on Social Finance which features a lot of interesting anecdotes from social entrepreneurs who have experience of applying for social finance.
5. Emerging Pathways to Transformative Scale (or as they put it, ‘Scaling that Works’) from the Stanford Social Innovation review.
6. Impact Lab are running a Social Business Workshop on the 26th April which should be great fun.
7. Current student Barbara Wilson had an article published on the Guardian website “Work after cancer: what are the options and how can employers help?”
8. Florence Norman, a SSE student who runs a social enterprise called Sweet Cavanagh, is in the running for the 2014 Women in Making competition. You can help her out by voting here.
9. Some very handy tips from Liam Black for social enterprises seeking investment.
10. Teach First are running a series of Innovation Weekends over the next few weeks. The London date is fully booked, but there are still spaces in Bristol and Northampton.