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Selnet Boost Event

Are you a social enterprise in Lancashire looking to grow?

This is the event for you – Selnet in partnership with Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub are bringing together the very best of social enterprise expertise and finance to answer everything you ever needed to know about raising finance and social investment.

Social investment is money provided to support your organisation to generate more income or be more effective. It is not a grant or a donation but an opportunity to access new or larger scale opportunities to deliver social and financial returns.

This is a unique opportunity to ask the expert on Social Investment and how it can benefit your business. We will also have Boost Growth Advisors available on the day for 1-2-1 consultations, book an appointment on arrival.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • First Ark
  • Unity Bank
  • The Key Fund
  • Boost Business Lancashire
  • RBS
  • Selnet

 

 


 

 

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Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards 2017 – And the winners are…

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 Enterprise in Society Awards

 

 Enabling Ability Award
sponsored by
Media Village

Winner
THOMAS

Finalists
In Di Go
Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd
Willow Garden Project
Wonderful Things

 

Environmental Champion of the Year
sponsored by
Recycling Lives

Winner
SAMS

Finalists
Emmaus North West with Furniture Matters
Urban Organic (UK) CIC
Willow Garden Project

 

Excellence in Training or Mentoring
sponsored by
Periscope Productions

Winner
Advocacy Focus

Finalists
Best at Solutions CIC
Lancashire Equalities

 

Most Effective Collaboration
sponsored by
Bootstrap Enterprises

Winner
The Sewing Rooms

Highly Commended
CANW

Finalists
Castle Supported Living and Access Ability CIC
Food Redistribution Centre – run by Recycling Lives in partnership with FareShare
UR Potential & Strawberry Fields Training CIC

 

Small Social Enterprise of the Year
sponsored by
Unity Trust Bank

Winner
Dig In North West cic

Finalists
Preston Vocational Centre
SEED / Breathe Therapies
Strawberry Fields Training
Wonderful Things

 

Start-up Social Enterprise of the Year
sponsored by
The Sewing Rooms

Winner
Spring into Phab

Finalists
Podio Magazine
SHAPE Lancashire
The Dog Inn

 

Social Enterprise of the Year
sponsored by
HR Savvy

Winner
UR Potential

Highly Commended
Urban Organic (UK) CIC

Finalists
Age Concern Central Lancashire
Castle Supported Living
In Di Go
Reachout Darwen

 

Volunteer of the Year

Winner
Jackie Leeming (n-compass)

Finalists
Dorothy Vose (Age Concern CL)
Wonderful Things Youth Volunteer Team

 

Lancashire’s Social Enterprise Champion 2017
sponsored by
First Ark

Winner
Peter Green (Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd)

Finalists
Alistair Clarke (Tick the Publicity Box)
Deborah Terras (UR Potential)

 

Photos Coming Soon!

 

Thanks Again To Our Sponsors

 

“We are keen to encourage the growth of a strong social economy in Lancashire. Working with Selnet allows the First Ark Group to recognise how we can best provide support and appropriate mechanisms to deliver growth and social impact within the sector.” Tony Cahill, First Ark

 

 

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Building Better Opportunities Lancashire

Building Better Opportunities is a new national programme from The Big Lottery Fund who is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

Selnet is leading a partnership of over 60 Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Organisations to deliver three new projects across Lancashire.

Each project will work with people who are currently not working and would like a job, but have all sorts of things stopping them. Click on the project pages below to see if one our projects could help you or someone you know?

 

Selnet’s Role

Since September 2015 the Selnet team have been working to form partnerships and bid under these opportunities. We have been successful in securing three new projects and delivery of the first two began in August 2016 in partnership with over 60 Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise partners. We have just received news that the third project bid, Changing Futures has also been successful and delivery is planned to start in February 2017.

 

Click on the buttons below to find out more about each project. (takes you to project page)

 

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More Information on European Funding in Lancashire

The 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme provides funds to help local areas stimulate growth. The funds support investment in innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs.

A single ESIF Growth Programme has been set up to combine three separate European Funds. The Growth Programme provides funding to help projects in England that create jobs and economic growth.

For more information:

http://www.lancashirelep.co.uk/the-lancashire-offer/funding-and-business-support/european-structural-and-investment-funds.aspx

 

Lancashire LEP developed arrangements to ‘opt-in’ to the Big Lottery Fund to enable Lancashire to build a strong foundation for social inclusion programmes. This resulted in a £12.5m project for Lancashire in Building Better Opportunities joint funded by The Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund that will encompass 5 Lancashire projects

Further info:

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/building-better-opportunities/lancashire

 

 

 

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Directory

This trade directory aims to showcase the range of services on offer from Selnet members, categorised into their specialist areas. We hope that it will help you to engage easier with individual organisations.

You may for example be, a procurement officer for a local authority looking to take the lead in engaging with the Third Sector or perhaps, a fellow Social Enterprise seeking a partner to form a consortium that will enable your to bid for a larger project. Either way, you should find all the information you require in this directory.

 

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Business Accommodation


Business & Legal Services


Childcare


Community Support & Centres


Community Transport


Creative, Media & IT


Design & Print


Employability, Education & Training


Enterprise Support


Environmental & Recycling


Financial Services


Health & Social Care


Horticulture


Housing Associations


Retail & Manufacturing