Advice and Training
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Community ID Are you a 'not for profit' organisation? If so, you may be eligible for FREE training! We are Community ID, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), and would like to tell you about our exciting London wide project - Community Cohesion Deaf & Interpreter Awareness Programme’. Project Overview
In April 2010, we secured funding (just under £0.5 million) from The Big Lottery Fund via their “Reaching Communities” scheme to run a 5 year community cohesion project. This is based on empowering Deaf people to educate hearing staff in Voluntary / Community services about Deafness, British Sign Language, using British Sign Language Interpreters and general awareness of what it is like to be a Deaf person.
We are offering FREE training to eligible community / voluntary organisations across London If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and I will add you to our list for either a specific training day for your organisation or for you to join an open session with other groups when we have enough candidates to make one viable. Please see our website for full details! www.communityid.co.uk
London Voluntary Service Council. There is a wealth of information on this website including news, policy and research, model documents, case studies and online learning.
SEL (Social Enterprise London)
Founded in 1998, Social Enterprise London is an agent for change, run by social enterprises, for social enterprises. It works to unite, inspire and lead London’s social enterprise movement. It requires a unique blend of skills to run a social enterprise. SEL offers a diverse package of training, covering a wide variety of business needs. All our training is focused on ensuring London’s social enterprises achieve their full potential. To find out more visit the SEL website.
ENABLED4GROWTH: FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR DISABLED ENTREPRENEURS IN LONDON
Enabled4Growth is 12 hours free business support for disabled entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, enter new markets, recruit/retain personnel and raise finance. E4G is available to all types of disabled business owners – sole traders, partnerships and limited companies – who live, work or have office facilities in the London area.
helps businesses expand through group workshops and one-to-one mentoring. Where funding is required and there is a viable proposal, Leonard Cheshire Disability uses its database of sources of finance and runs brokerage events that bring disabled entrepreneurs and potential lenders/investors together in a relaxed, non-confrontational setting.
The application process is simple and you can get started straightaway. Visit www.enabled4growth.com and complete the one page, online form or call 08456 717173 or email: email@example.com
Pilotlight offers free capacity building support to charities and social enterprises tackling social disadvantage within the UK. Pilotlight is a charity that helps other charities grow. Specifically, they help small to medium-sized innovative charities and social enterprises (CSEs) reach more people, more effectively. Pilotlight achieves this through a unique process of matching teams of senior business people (Pilotlighters) with CSEs to help them build measurably more sustainable and efficient organisations. This process is called Pilotlighting.
Pilotlight has a two-stage application process: an application form and a meeting with short-listed candidates for a more thorough assessment. Please contact Crystal Waldman, Pete Smith or Helen Lang on 0207 283 7010 for advice or guidance on filling in the application form, if needed.
Training for growth
Train to gainFunding is still available for Leadership and Management courses starting in September.For more information contact Lewis Bayfield at Prevista on 02076198063, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SANDY ADIRONDACK Management Training and Consultancy http://www.sandy-a.co.uk/index.htm This site includes a legal update service which will help your organisation keep up with changes in the law. There are direct links to government guidance, regulations and the legislation itself.