The Inspire2Enterprise Newsletter – May 2017

Inspire2Enterprise newsletter May

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

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): One year to go! 

The GDPR should not radically alter how you approach data protection compliance. Many of the core principles will remain the same for organisations that currently follow sound data protection practices. Check out these 10 practical tips for GDPR compliance for charities and social enterprises.

Latest Funding News

The SSE

If you are looking for funding to help you get your social enterprise up and running, there are a number of organisations who offer grants to social enterprises, charities and community projects as well as organisations who are offering social investment.

Crowdfunder

Crowdfunding has become a successful platform for raising funds for projects. You’re required to explain your project, why you’re doing it first and how you’re going to do it to gain interest. People are then able to pledge money towards the project, but the money is only secured if you reach your fundraising target.

Funding Central

Funding Central is a platform that helps you search for funding for your social enterprise. It provides unique access to thousands of grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international funding sources, all in one place.

It’s free for organisations with an annual income under £100,000.

Useful Links

Good Finance  

Good Finance is a new website to help social enterprises and charities navigate the often complex world of social investment. On the Good Finance site you’ll find:

  • sources of investment from a directory of investors and advisers;
  • educational content, resources and case studies;
  • a new tool to help decide if it’s right for you.

UnLtd

UnLtd supports individuals who have their social ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change. UnLtd operates a unique model by investing directly in individuals and offering a complete package of resources; from awards of funding to ongoing advice, networking and practical support.