Regional News Roundup:
To celebrate Social Enterprise Day, WSSEN launched the 5th West Sussex Social Enterprise Innovation Award, which is now open for entries. The prize this year is a fantastic £4,000. This award supports social enterprises in West Sussex and is run by the West Sussex Social Enterprise Network together with, and sponsored by, West Sussex County Council. We are looking for social enterprise ideas that are both innovative and can demonstrate clear economic, social or environmental benefits. For further information please see the guidelines and entry form on the WSSEN Website. If you are interested in submitting your social enterprise business idea please complete the entry form and return it by post or email (preferred). The deadline for entries is 4pm on the 31st January 2011. We look forward to receiving your entries. If you have any further queries please email Jonathan.email@example.com
Brighton & Hove:
Fantastic space available for new cafe in central Brighton
The Ethical Property Company is on the lookout for a socially aware and sustainability focused partner to help develop a prime cafe space in their brand new Brighton Junction community centre, a 5 minute walk from Brighton Station. Comprising a large kitchen, serving area and substantial scope for seating, the space is yet to be fitted out is therefore a blank canvas upon which to stamp your unique designs and development plans. If you are an organisation interested in finding out more this space and the voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and campaign groups that share the building please contact Lesley@ethicalproperty.co.uk call 0207 0650 767 or visit http://www.ethicalproperty.co.uk/site/en/page_964.php
Brand new office space available in central Brighton
Brighton Junction is a brand new development central Brighton that provides serviced office space for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and campaign groups, allowing them to work together and share their skills and resources while enjoying secure, efficient, modern and cost effective facilities. There are a range of working options available, from individual desks to larger offices and all spaces are light, spacious and within a 5 minute walk of Brighton railway station and the city centre.
To find out more about the available space and the organisations and groups that share it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 0207 0650 765 or visit http://www.ethicalproperty.co.uk/site/en/page_964.php
Social Vision 2010 - South East Regional Finalists
The ‘Social Vision: business at its best' competition set out to find images that show the unique and transformative work of social enterprise.
In the South East, three photographs were selected back in October 2010 (out of an impressive 44 entries!) and put through to the National heats to compete with other Regional finalists. The three selected from the South East were from:
- Nebmedia Ltd - www.nebweb.co.uk
- True Food Community Co-operative - www.truefood.coop
- MK Arts for Health - www.artsforhealth.org.uk
To view the three shortlisted entries from the South East - click here
The National heats have been judged and we are pleased to announce that the South East Regional Winner is NebMedia Ltd - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! NebMedia Ltd will now be going head to head in an online public vote where the National winner will be crowned the winner of Social Vision 2010. The winner will be announced at an evening reception in London on Tuesday 30 November. GOOD LUCK NebMedia!!!!!!
Want to have your say and be heard? ‘se² voice' works on a wide range of policy issues and consultations and your views are very important to us. Through our research, we want to find out what social enterprises and our members think and what issues are affecting your business. We are here to represent the views of the South East's social enterprises and get your voice heard by MPs and key decision makers. From skills to funding, to policy to environmental issues, se² voice provides a platform for you to have your say on what matters most to you. To take part in our current consultations, visit http://www.se2partnership.co.uk/capacity-builders.asp?p=134