7 Cecil Street
Contact: Dave Hollings
Tel: 01900 810 810
Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd provides specialist business advice and training to co-operatives and social enterprises. The Directors have experience of start up, growth, succession situations (community and employee buyouts) and externalisation from public authorities/charitable organisations. We offer advice as to the best legal form and business model. We work with a wide range of people: employees, users/consumers and other stakeholders to ensure that the model is appropriate.
We have particular experience in community sports and leisure, retail including food, waste and recycling, renewable energy, social and health care.
We have expertise in the following areas: feasibility studies, business and financial planning, marketing, legal structures, good board governance, finance raising including community share issues.
Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd is the lead partner in the C-Change programme a scheme for new/trading co-operatives (funded by the Co-operative Group) and which allows them access to specialist consultancy.
Contact: Sue Cotton
Tel: 01254 244716
INSPIRING LIVES AND CHANGING FUTURES
It’s what we’ve been doing since 1886, in one form or another!
We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, young people and families in the North West of England every year. We work in the heart of communities – often in partnership with other organisations – to end family cycles of deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse, lack of self-esteem, youth crime, teenage pregnancies and broken families.
As a result, we help to strengthen individuals, families and communities so that children and young people can lead healthy and meaningful lives, with the opportunity to succeed in school, to grow up to enjoy healthy relationships, to have access to training and employment opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.
45 Railway Road
Contact: Garth Hodkinson
Tel: (01254) 583957
Community CVS’ aim is “Connecting People, Growing Communities.” Our mission is “to achieve positive social change by developing active resilient communities and transforming lives through social action.”
We accomplish this in a number of ways under the following four themes: –
- Support – to the most vulnerable in society
- Action – inspiring people to action in our communities
- Resource – developing groups with funding and advice
- Volunteer – connecting people to help their community
1-3 Colne Road
Contact: Naheed Ashraf
Tel: (01282) 696100
Brierfield Action In the Community – BAIC set up in 2003 by local residents of Brierfield. It consists of Board Directors living in and around Brierfield who manage the operations of the organisation through a project manager. The organisation itself is registered as a ‘not for profit’ company and a ‘Registered Charity’. It has been set up for the benefit of those living within the area of Pendle but primarily Brierfield. It also acts as a catalyst to promote for the benefit of the public in Pendle where there is social and economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:
- the advancement of education, training or retraining;
- the preservation and protection of good health;
- the promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by promoting the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability or ethnic origin and by promoting attitudes, customs and practices in favour of equality;
- the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities available for use by the community or any section of it;
- the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance; the provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities;
- the promotion of public safety and the prevention of crime;to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in Pendle in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.
- ICT facilities
- Cyber Games
- Information and Advice/Guidance by trained staff
- Conference/meeting room
- Video/Music editing suite
- Employment based initiatives
Suite 22, Railway House
Contact: Sue Bailey
Tel: 01257 444413
Age UK Lancashire aims to make a positive difference to the lives of all older people in the county and make later life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
We work with older people over the age of 50 years within the county of Lancashire. However, we prioritise our services and support within those districts where there is no other Age Concern organization or Group or, if there is, an effective partnership is established. We work in Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Pendle, West Lancashire and Wyre & Fylde.
We are the national body for social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world. When they profit, society profits. Together with our members we are the voice for social enterprise. We do research, provide information and tools, share knowledge, build networks, raise awareness and campaign to create a business environment where social enterprises can thrive. We also support social enterprises at all stages of their development through information, advice, tools, events and networks.
Liz Tapner, Chief Executive of Selnet Ltd (Social Enterprise Lancashire Network) was asked to represent the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) at a ministerial visit at St Georges Hall on 23rd January 2014 to launch the Liverpool City Region pilot of The Social Investment Business (SIB) Local Impact Fund. It’s aim to offer simple unsecured finance and investment readiness support to charities and Social Enterprises in the Liverpool City area. There are 2 pilots as part of the current EU programme Liverpool and Northamptonshire.
A group of LEP representatives from across the North West had a private meeting with Chair at SIB Sir Stephen Bubb and Nick Hurd MP who gave recognition to the economic significance of the Third Sector as a growing and viable sector that needs affordable long-term finance.
Mr Hurd also acknowledged, the need for local staged investment and the value of the representatives local knowledge and intelligence to enable then to meet real local issues & needs
Questions from the session included how the LEPs are planning to support social enterprise as part of their economic growth strategy? To this Liz Tapner was able to respond that she has been working with the LEPs Technical Assistance Group who are currently writing Lancashire EU Structural Investment Funds Strategy (ESIF) enabling them to consult with Third Sector front line service delivery organisations and their support agencies.
Liverpool City Region is showing great leadership in supporting the social sector by setting up a Local Impact Fund, how does Lancashire plan to provide similar opportunities? Through strong partnerships with Social Enterprise North West, Selnet, ONE Lancashire and her position within the Technical Assistance Group, Liz is championing ongoing support and investment to the Social Enterprise Sector in Lancashire and is keen to work with the Social Investment Business and the LEP to include setting up a Local Impact Fund amongst other initiatives.
Read the following post Third Sector Representation in Lancashire’s Growth Plans to find out more about Lancashire’s growth development plans and how our sector is being represented.
Photo Left to right:
Sir Stephen Bubb – Chair Social Investment Business, Aidan Manley – CEO Cheshire & Warrington LEP, Liz Tapner – CEO Selnet / Representing Lancashire LEP, Nick Hurd MP – Minister for Civil Society, Kevin Janes – Cheshire & Warrington SE Partnership / Cheshire & Warrington LEP, Angeliki Stogia – European Officer Network for Europe, Karen Tierney – Acting Deputy Director New Economy/Adviser to Greater Manchester LEP , Dr Pernille Kousgaard – Liverpool City Region LEP
A GLITTERING NIGHT FOR LANCASHIRE’S SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Lancashire’s army of social entrepreneurs were out in force at the annual Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2013.
The glittering event was held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel at Clayton le Moors on December 5th and is one of the largest awards ceremonies for social enterprise in the country.
Hundreds of people from social businesses across Lancashire were vying for top position in categories such as Excellence in Training, Large Social Enterprise of the Year and the ultimate crown of being Lancashire’s Social Enterprise Champion 2013.
Now in its fourth year and building every year, the awards attracted support from key partners including Recycling Lives, Unity Bank, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, The Key Fund and SENW.
The main winners on the night were:
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SAMS @ Energy Zone
Contact: Joanne Mason
Tel: (01254) 291271
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