Presentations from BME Network Event - Thursday 11th May 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the recent joint BME Networking event which explored the theme of Enterprising Communities.

Delegates were able to find out more about social enterprises and the support available to them from our speakers and workshops provided by GMCVO, Power to Change and FareShare; see below for presentations.


If groups are looking at grant funding, have a look here :

Power to Change awards grants to help new and existing community businesses grow and become more sustainable.

They have two main grant programmes:

  • The £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is aimed at community groups who have a community business idea but need help turning it into reality.

  • The £10 million Community Business Fund is aimed existing community businesses that need funding for a business development project to make their organisation more sustainable

Details here. You can also sign up to the Power to Change newsletter for other funding opportunities, and see what they funded on their community business map.

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