Thursday 28th June, Guildhall, City of London

A great opportunity to have multiple private appointments with buyers who have significant and current spends. You will have the opportunity to preview buyer purchasing requirements before the event and pre-request appointments with the buyers you want to see. Register your place now and pay only £65 + VAT.

Please contact angela@btob.co.uk 020 7700 0008 or visit www.supplycrossriver.co.uk Social Entrepreneurs Programme (UK) The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced that it is offering places on a learning programme, with grants, for social entrepreneurs or would-be social entrepreneurs to make their ideas a reality, or to scale up their existing projects. The scheme is funded by Lloyds Banking Group, with additional support from Nominet Trust, and will run across the UK for the next five years.

The programme has two strands:

  • The Start Up Programme compromises of a grant of £4,000 and a place on SSE’s Start Up learning programme. It is for applicants at an early stage in the development of their project or organisation, and supports personal development and business skills development to help turn projects or project ideas into reality.
  • The Scale Up Programme compromises of a grant of £15,000 and a place on SSE’s Scale Up learning programme. The programme is for social entrepreneurs with an established organisation who are looking to take it to the next level, equipping them with the tools to develop it further and maximise their social impact.

In addition, each year, one of the Scale Up participants will also win the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award with a total grant of £25,000. The closing date for applications is 10am on the 28th May 2012. http://www.the-sse.org/schools/26/lloyds-banking-group-social-entrepreneurs-programme Business Angel Fund for Social Enterprises.

The Social Impact Co-Investment Fund has been launched initially on a pilot basis, supported by NESTA and PANAHPUR. The Fund supplies early-stage loan funding to the social impact sector and in particular, the fund seeks to encourage Business Angel investors to invest in viable enterprises which operate with a primary social purpose. The FSE Group’s , purpose is to deliver growth funding and support to SME’s (Small & Medium Enterprises) and enterprises that deliver a social and/or environmental impact. For more information on the FSE Group and the Fund, please contact Martin Carruthers, Fund Manager of the Social Impact Co-Investment Fund Tel: 01276 608524 or email martin.carruthers@thefsegroup.com