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Update! March Issue


seuk1 3Social Enterprise Exchange 2012
Tuesday 27 March, Glasgow
Social Enterprise UK and  Social Enterprise Scotland have joined forces, bringing together Voice and S2S for the first time to stage the world's biggest social enterprise event for those running and interested in social enterprise
. Click here
[10% discount for SEL members]

capitaNew Models of Service Delivery in Local Government
Monday 26 March, Central London

Building on the huge success of last year’s event, Capita’s 2nd New Models of Service Delivery Conference in Local Government provide
an innovative and pioneering programme highlighting the significant steps towards efficiency and increased productivity made in the past year and outlines solutions to overcome the challenges ahead
. Click here

ti 2Transition Institute Spin-out Camp (North West)
Thursday 29 March, Manchester
[Free of Cost]
This is the first of a series of three that will be held throughout the year. The programme consists of an interactive, action-packed day of three practical workshops that are being delivered by experts in the field. Come along to an inspiring and informative day, a neutral space to explore some of the most current debates and issues in public service reform. Click here

euclidA European Spring? Shape the European Social Innovation and Social Business Agenda
Thursday 15 March, London
The launch of the social innovation agenda in 2010 started a new era in the European Union, putting civil society in the driving seat of social and economic development. The Social Business Initiative reinforces Brussels' commitment to this new agenda. Click here

SEL Monthly Network event
Tuesday 15 March, London
Introducing a Presentation from London Communications Agency on the Mayor and London Assembly Elections. Free for Paid members. Click here

scaSocial Enterprise with teeth
Monday 19 March, London
A half day seminar exploring the precedent and potential for social enterprise run dental services. The SCA Group is one of a small number of existing social enterprises that have expanded into the provision of NHS dental services
. Click here

28th - 30th March, Oxford
Running in parallel to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, OxfordJam is a three-day fringe event that creates a space for the nurturing of social economy and social finance projects the world over
. Click here

realSocial Enterprise In Education and the Community 
Tuesday 13th March, London

SEQ is a global qualification that encourages and accredits people interested in making positive change; for themselves, society and the environment. On top of the scheduled activities that will see delegates really get to grips with how to engage and inspire people to make positive change through social enterprise, the event will also provide the opportunity to build valuable contacts and join useful networks. For more information, go to or contact Jemima Taylor on /01872 275187

hiddenIntroduction to Social Media:
9 March, West Sussex

An innovative half day training session for beginners providing a clearer understanding of the most popular
social media tools and how they work. Increased confidence to try them out both personally and for their businesses or groups.
Click here

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Social Value Bill passes through Parliament to become law   
Charities are set to benefit as the Public Services (Social Value) Bill has been passed through the House of Lords and will now become law

Why capital funding overshadows the debate on NHS reform
Community providers are being pushed aside as commissioners recognise only those with money, not their track record

Why are social enterprises thriving in the UK?
Social enterprises use business methods to tackle problems in society and despite the austerity, many are thriving with twice as many reporting growth last year as conventional businesses

David Cameron orders A4e investigation across Government
David Cameron has ordered an investigation into why officials did not tell ministers about fraud allegations at A4e, the back-to-work company owned by his "families champion"

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New £60,000 Community Challenge Prize now open to applications
The ‘Buy Better Together Challenge’ £60k pot will go towards training and mentoring for stand out projects and includes £15k for the overall winner. Click here
Applications are open from 21 February 2012 to 15 May 2012

creativeCreative Generation is an intergenerational participatory audiovisual project designed by Big Bang Lab, aiming to create links between communities of residents living in Housing Estates and neighbourhoods in London

mediaplanet On the 19th March international publisher Mediaplanet will be distributing a 12 page report, Social Enterprise, which will be inserted within every copy of The Independent newspaper. There are few last minute advertising spaces still available, if you would be interested, please call Hannah Butler on 020 7665 4400. Click here for discounts 

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Are you ready for social enterprise?

Start your website
£45 + VAT (20% discount to members)

Transitions: establishing social enterprise out of the public sector
£100 + VAT

Introduction to social outcomes and impact assessment
£75 + VAT

grants 4
Regional Growth Fund Opens for Applications (England)
The Government has announced that the third funding round of its £2.4bn Regional Growth Fund is now open for applications. Click here
Closing date: 13 June 2012

Funding to Tackle Stigma and Discrimination Facing People with Mental Illness (England) Click here
Closing date: 30 March 2012

Funding For Projects To Support Young Homeless People (UK) Click here
Closing date: 31 August 2012

Enhancing Communities Programme (England, Scotland and Wales) Click here
Closing date: 16 April 2012

Public Engagement Grant Programme (UK)
The Institute of Physics has announced that its public engagement grant scheme is open for applications. Click here
. Closing date: 30 April 2012

Trust for London (London)
The Trust for London provides grants to the voluntary and community sector to reduce poverty and inequality in London.
Click here
Closing date: 30 May 2012

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