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Government consultation on social value

The Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden has launched a consultation on how government should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts. Though the consultation focuses on central government contracting you may find the approach of interest.
Any responses should be sent to Domestic-policy-queries@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. The consultation will close at 11:45pm on 10 June 2019.

The Hive (Co-operatives UK)

If you are looking to set-up a co‑operative, or you’re from an existing co‑operative with ambitions to grow, you could benefit from up to 12 days bespoke support, training and mentoring.
https://www.uk.coop/the-hive/apply

Sustainable Business Awards (Groundwork)

Accreditation scheme that requires continual improvement across 4 areas; social impact, environmental performance, quality performance & health & safety.
https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/msstt/news/sustainable-business-awards-launched

Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission launch their Call for Evidence

The Greater Manchester’s Co-operative Commission has issued a rallying call to keep driving the movement forward and help build a stronger city-region where new co-ops and social enterprises can thrive.
https://www.gmconsult.org/strategy-team/coop-commission/

The Charity Excellence Framework

Eight questionnaires that enable you to increase your impact, financial resources and performance in every area of activity.
https://www.charityexcellence.co.uk/

4 Lessons from 4 Female Founders

Good Finance asked four women whose businesses are changing lives about their lessons learned for other aspiring social entrepreneurs.
https://www.goodfinance.org.uk/latest/post/blog/4-lessons-4-female-founders

7 things you should know about social investment: Part 3

The third edition of Good Finance’s informative blog.
https://www.goodfinance.org.uk/latest/post/blog/7-things-you-should-know-about-social-investment-part-3

Inspiring Impact launches a new website!

It’s not always easy to know where to start with understanding your impact. That’s why Inspiring Impact provides free tools, guidance and stories to help you on your journey.
The website brings together the best content from Inspiring Impact and the Impact Management Programme so you can find inspiration, real-life examples and advice quicker.

You can get in touch with the programme at inspiringimpact@thinknpc.org if you’ve got questions, comments or ideas.

Resonance North West SITR Fund Event
Dismantling Poverty in the North West Through Investment in Social Enterprise
Date:    Thursday 16 May 2019
Time:    6pm-8pm
Venue:  The Clink Café, Canada House, Manchester, M1 5FW

Resonance would like to invite you to our launch event for the Resonance North West SITR Fund on 16 May, to bring in the new financial year and celebrate this key milestone for social investment in the North West.

The event will cover:

  • the benefit of Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) for investors;
  • how we have supported social enterprises with investment from high net worth individuals;
  • the benefits of social investment for the enterprises and the social impact delivered in their community, and;
  • our aspirations for what we can collectively accomplish through this initiative across the North West, to help dismantle poverty and disadvantage.

You will also have the opportunity to meet the Resonance team and hear from local investors, advisors and social enterprises who will be sharing their own perspectives on social investment and the potential it has to transform our local communities.

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