"Hi Nick absolutely as you know Partners for Social Enterprise here in the three counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire are asking the same. Equally why a Ludlow, Leominster and Tenbury Wi Fi project, funded by public money was not…"
"John just picked this up - I think we have to ensure the public sector culture does not dominate - we need ethical business values to dominate and from our exeperiences as a CIC the public sector seem to gloss over things when they go wrong - in th…"
The meeting is a great opportunity to meet fellow CICs and get involved with developing our collective objectives.We'll start with a general networking session before getting into some practical presentations on a few key subjects.loose agenda is11-12 general networking session and an update on activity (including the BIS roundtable on the 16th)12-1 some presentations on practical plans to develop capcity1-2 Agreeing short term funding plans, group discussion on transition plans2-3 All other…See More
"What a positive meeting of mindslast Monday and a genuine desire to pool effort for the common good! If only this way of working could be adopted by all (some do) the professional public sector project core! who are supposed to be there to assist…"
"Thank you John I am looking forward to seeing you all later, the rural CIC Social Enterprise family is growing, but faces real issues around rural matters. Graeme Perks Skillbuilders CIC www.skillbuilders.org.uk."
Hi EveryoneThe event will be held in two stages, 11am -1pm will be the formal session, followed by a 'destructured' afternoon which will allow us to let the debate develop (although we will do 20mins on a couple of central themes) I also hope this will set off a lot of positive connections between practitioners who want to get involved in taking the Association forward.In the afternoon session we'll have a number of very experienced CICs on hand to answer any questions from a multitude of…See More
Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations, parish councils, social enterprises and schools which are working on projects that enhance or interpret the heritage and countryside of the Churnet Valley Living Landscape area.
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