Match Trading Opportunity Open

Our friends over at the School for Social Entrepreneurs Midlands have asked us to highlight the Match Trading programme that’s now open for applications… see details: More power to community businesses, with up to £10,000 and a learning programme on offer...

Chelmsley Wood gets its chips

Chelmund’s Fish and Chips –  Chelmsley Wood gets its chips A community owned chip shop? When you say it, it seems an obvious idea! Chelmsley Wood, in north Solihull, is about to have what they believe to be the country’s first community owned chippy. It all...

To Trustee or Not to Trustee

Have you conisdered becoming a Trustee or a Non Executive Director? If you have we know charities (and social enterprises) that may value your help and support! Get in touch. 0121 667 6810 – info@disecic.org If you haven’t then have a quick read below and...

So that’s what a social enterprise is!

Social Enterprise is a way of doing business. Last Social Saturday (2015) we sponsored a range of video showcases to help you understand more about social enterprise and the varied things they do, see below. If you need help and want to start or grow your social...

Power to Change Guidance

A quick update for those of you who aim to grow your community businesses and to follow up on a post ( a few weeks ago) about the £10m fund. Power to Change has now released the funding guidance to apply for the fund which will potentially provide up to 75% of the...