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Apprenticeships in Childcare
22 August 2018

Ashton Community Trust are delivering a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Children's Care, Learning and Development in partnership with People 1st.

If you feel this is for you, contact Joanne on 02890 742255 or email

WISE100 2018 Nominations Now Open
20 August 2018

We’re on the lookout for women across the UK who are leading the way in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.

Nominations have opened for this year’s WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100), recognising 100 of the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise. 

Now in its second year the WISE100 List, which launched on International Women’s Day last year, is delivered by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest and the NatWest SE100 index – the index of the UK's top 100 social enterprises.

Co-operative sector responds to government’s Civil Society Strategy
20 August 2018

Reaction from Co-operatives UK, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, Abcul and Social Enterprise UK

Co-operatives, credit unions and social enterprises have reacted to the Civil Society strategy announced last week by the government.

The strategy, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), sets out how the government will work with and support civil society to build “a country that works for everyone”.

The rise of 'social' procurement post-Carillion
20 August 2018

The government has moved to bring more social value into public procurement. What exactly is proposed and what will it mean for contracts?

Towards the end of June, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington set out the government’s latest push to incorporate social value into public procurement.

TRANSFORM Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise
20 August 2018

Applications are now open for the new TRANSFORM Social Enterprise Development Programme. This programme is being generously supported in the form of Flax Trust Fellowships up to the value of £2000 for successful applicants. 

Closing date for applications is 31st August. 

Find out more information via the link