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February 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Market Share for Social Enterprises in Public Sector contracts set to grow

Isn't legislation wonderful if you can work out how to use it to your advantage!

Changes to specific regulations and new acts of Parliament have made the social benefit and local proximity of a service provider easier to work with.

The expected impact of this for procurement is that local traders will be able to secure more medium value contracts and well structured, test consortia will be able to bid for higher value.


There is a major concern with the buyers -…


Added by Mark Trotter on February 27, 2013 at 13:47 — No Comments

Grant funding agencies and trusts view of CICs

Dear all, I would be interested in hearing your experiences when approaching trust for support and funding. We had recently spoken to a representative from the Sainsbury's Trust and were clearly advised that although they were very impressed with what we do, they would not be able to support us in any way as we were not a charity.

Is it not possible for some CICs, if not all to have a recognised status under the Charities Foundation in order to be able to approach trusts for grants…


Added by Simon Dean on February 25, 2013 at 19:38 — 1 Comment

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