Esmee Fairbairn Foundation aim to improve the quality of life throughout the UK. They do this by funding the charitable activities of organisations that have the ideas and ability to achieve change for the better. They take pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund.
Their primary interests are in the UK's cultural life, education, the natural environment and enabling people who are disadvantaged to participate more fully in society.
They now channel their funding through two routes:
Women in Liverpool and Knowsley who start up their own businesses are to be given an extra cash boost thanks to The Women's Organisation.
Any woman living in either of these areas will receive a £200 start-up grant when they set up in business. And, the money can be used towards any start-up costs from marketing through to business stationary- so it's bound to be extremely useful to anyone newly self-employed.
The Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council, one of Liverpool's leading social enterprises, will soon launch a brand new Restaurant Canal Boat to operate on the Leeds Liverpool Canal through the new Canal Link. This will be the first floating restaurant in Liverpool!
PricewaterhouseCoopers have launched a bid for the government's new Work Programme, based on collaborative work with social entreprise partners including the Social Enterprise Coalition, Tomorrow's People and others...
via Chrisanthi Giotis, socialenterpriselive.com
Financial services powerhouse PricewaterhouseCoopers has launched a bid to dramatically improve welfare to work provision by working with social enterprises.
Urban Quay is currently delivering training accredited by BTEC Edexcel. All of the offered modules can be done as individual units. Learning can also be done on a modular basis whereby participants can be accredited at Award, Certificate or Diploma level.
Urban Quay are also able to deliver non-accredited training covering the same material, which has the benefit of significantly lower costs where accreditation is not required.
Urban Quay are providing FREE of charge Apprenticeship qualifications, available for those wanting to increase their skills and knowledge. We have eight qualifications available, each come at Level 2 Apprenticeship and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
Qualfications to choose from include:
Urban Quay currently have two training rooms available for hire to other organisations at excellent prices. A large room, based on the ground floor, can comfortably hold 10-70 delegates. A second room, on the first floor, has a capacity of 10-40 delegates.
Both rooms include:
The Wellbeing Project has received some funding from Liverpool CVS 'Merseyside Ahead Innovation Outreach and Engagement Fund' to run our award winning 'Ignite Your Life' resilience training events across Merseyside, St Helens and Halton.
The events are targeting individuals that are affected by this economic down-turn. The two hour event has three elements:
The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) has launched a new business tool, Capacity Manager, to help third sector bodies manage their spending on overheads more efficiently.
The online tool can be used to examine all the main types of overhead costs and can help judge the effectiveness of spending in different areas of business. It can assist managers benchmark their spending against similar businesses, as well as make a case to funding and commissioning bodies to support investment.
Pitman Training in Liverpool are now into their second year of offering high quality, flexible self-paced learning and tutor-lead seminars to individuals and businesses throughout Merseyside and Cheshire.
We have already built up an extensive range of students, businesses and local organisations, and these include many projects with voluntary and social enterprises.