Tag Archives: Community enterprise

Free support for community owned food businesses from Making Local Food Work

Making Local Food Work are currently offering free specialist support to any existing community-owned, local food businesses.  They are also offering a Skillshare service which gives peer to peer learning via mentoring or study visits.  The Making Local Food Work website provides more detail: Making Local Food Work can help community food enterprises across England [...]

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Help “grow your own” local services

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by the European Union (EU) and the Government to support a wide range of activitites in rural areas. The Community And Social Enterprise fund is a £7m funding stream within the RDPE to support voluntary and community organisations to become more self-financing and sustainable through the [...]

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How do you want the future to look?

Here is a prime opportunity for those of you who want to tell Defra what it should be doing on the environment and sustainable development, homes, shopping and eating, travel and business – you are invited to join the ‘Greener Society’ debate and share your views on what a greener future might look like. Click here to [...]

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Huw Irranca-Davies visits Berrynarbor Community Shop

L to R: Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Lucy Findlay (CEO RiSE), Alex Parke (Chair), Anita Abott (shop manageress), Pamela Parke (Committee member and publicity manager), David Fisher (Plunkett) On Tuesday (2/3/10), as part of a wider tour of the area, Defra’s Third Sector Minister, Huw Irranca Davies visited Berrynarbor Community Shop on the western edge of [...]

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Community-owned shops – Third Sector steps in where the private sector struggles

We met this week with our Social Enterprise Strategic Partners and our discussions focussed on how we might raise awareness across Defra of the role social enterprises play in the delivery of the Defra’s strategic objectives. We talked about the many examples there are of this but one struck a particular chord with me. Sarah [...]

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