The Inspire2Enterprise Newsletter – August 2017

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Inspire2Enterprise, providing you with the latest news, funding news and useful links for the social enterprise sector.

Latest News

Charities are being warned to do more to protect data against cyber attacks. The Chartities Against Fraud website has been recommended as a learning resource for what you can do to raise awareness.

Latest Funding News

Start Up Loans Company

The Start up Loans Company has joined the Capital Connections programme in a move to help businesses secure alternative finances after being unable to obtain traditional financial backing.

Aegon & Funding Circle Strategic Partnership

Aegon and Funding Circle have announced a strategic partnership to support the growth of small UK businesses. The partnership aims to see Aegon fund £160 million in the first 12 months under a framework agreement. Full details haven’t been released yet, so please keep regularly updated on the Funding Circle website.

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has given the School for Social Entrepreneurs a grant of £2.6 million. The grant’s aim is to support 1,300 social entrepreneurs over the next five years with grants of up to £10,000.

Useful Links

School for social Entrepreneurs Resources

Another set of useful resources for all stages of building a social enterprise, (from initial idea to starting up, sustaining and scaling). Rather than many pages of documents, SSE have trimmed down their advice to the important questions you need to ask yourself as a social entrepreneur, as well as useful information you need to consider. Very quick and easy to bookmark as a reference tool.

Get in Touch

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Telephone: 0844 9800 760 (lines open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm)

Email: info@inspire2enterprise.org