#03 Social Enterprise Snapshot (07/01/19)

Happy New Year! 2019 is here and we couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead.

For those of you who have followed our journey since September will know that Ruth Anslow, co-founder of HISBE, and myself have been exploring opportunities to continue the important work we were doing at The Platform before it closed it's doors

We are excited to have concluded our journey in December by launching The Good Business Club (TGBC) a self-sustaining network to re-connect individuals starting and running social enterprises AND 'business for good' supporters. We are looking forward to hitting the ground running this month to move ‘business for good’ forward in and around Brighton.

Here’s an outline of what a social entrepreneur/enterprise membership and a ‘business for good’ supporter membership includes.

The Social Enterprise Snapshot is now part of The Club membership offering so if you want to continue to receive the full version of the hottest opportunities in and around Brighton, grab an early bird discount of just £10/month to make sure you are in the know.

We hope you made some time to rest and reboot over the festive season in preparation for the year ahead, because it's going to be an epic year for social enterprise! 

Sara and Ruth
Co-Founders of The Good Business Club


No Fuss Open-Access Funding: The next round of the Fore Trust grant programme closes on 7th Jan so if you are looking for development funding of up to £30,000 without the lengthy forms, get your applications in quick!

Starting Up in East Brighton & Moulsecoomb: Do you live in East Brighton, Moulsecoomb or Bevendean and have an idea that will benefit the local community? Join UnLtd on 9th and 10th Jan to find out about starting a social business and what funding & local support is available.

Free Solar for Schools in Brighton and Hove: Did you know local social enterprise Brighton Energy Coop is a City Council approved contractor and roll out free solar on our city’s schools? It is a limited time opportunity however, so make sure your local schools are aware they need to get in contact. 

East Brighton Trust Small Grants Scheme Round Closes 11th Jan: The East Brighton Trust helps support local community groups with up to £500 towards the costs of events and activities for the benefit of people living in the area. And you need to do is complete a simple online form by 11th Jan.

TGBC Bespoke Social Enterprise Support: Got a business challenge that is keeping you up at night? Join The Good Business Club's first pop-up problem-solving sessions on 15th Jan at NatWest Preston Park and 31st Jan at Sussex Innovation Centre where other Club members help solve your challenges for you.

Goal Setting for Your Business in 2109: If you want to create motivating and achievable business goals to move your business forward in 2019 then Heads-up Coaching's next event on 15th Jan should be in your diary. 

HISBE Launches Bootcamp for Food Rebels: HISBE Food is on a mission to transform the food industry, but can’t do it on their own! Their solution? They are launching HISBE Bootcamp on 17th Jan and all Food Rebels are welcome to hear about their courses.

MYBRIGHTON & HOVE Photo Project 2019 Calendar: In need of a beautiful calendar to plan your year ahead? Get your hands on MYBRIGHTON & HOVE 2019 Homeless Social Enterprise Calendar - created by giving 100 cameras to people affected by homelessness in Brighton & Hove.

Start.Scale.Succeed on NatWest Accelerator in Brighton: If you have an idea for a startup social enterprise, Natwest's fully-funded pre-accelerator programme is open for applications and The Good Business Club work in partnership to support successful 'business for good' candidates while on the programme. 

People, Pies & Prosecco in Worthing: Always Possible are hosting an informal event on 17th Jan to explore community problem-solving, social entrepreneurship and people getting stuff done in Worthing & Adur.

Applications Open for UnLtd's Thrive Programme in LondonUnLtd’s accelerator for established ventures looking to scale their impact in the ‘access to employment space’ offers 6 months of intensive, bespoke support & the chance to access up to £50k in investment.

Secure Investment in 2019 with Grant Booster: Are you looking for capital this year but aren't quite investment ready? The Reach Fund offers grants to help organisations that are in the process of applying for social investment and can be used to pay for things like professional services, consultant support and staff time.

Become a Crowdfunding Guru: If you're thinking about crowdfunding this year then you'll want to invest in a good course to learn from others who've been successful. SSE are running their interactive course on 18th Jan in London and you can pick Ruth Anslow's brains, co-founder of HISBE, at the first Good Business Club 1-2-1 clinic on 22nd Jan at NatWest in Brighton.

Free Online Course for Social Entrepreneurs Interested in ProcurementIn this course, Brought to you by Social Enterprise World Forum and Social Enterprise UK, you'll hear first-hand from experts in leading social enterprises on how they tapped into the corporate market

Ambitions of Brighton - An Invitation from Ambigo: Do you have a goal, an idea or an ambition? Share it with local social enterprise Ambigo as these people have, and see what you can achieve in 2019.

New Term, New Venue for Great2Create Creative Classes for Kids: Local social enterprise Great2Create's Saturday afternoon classes take place every two weeks in Shoreham and teach your child about the importance of re-using things and saving them from landfill.

How to Create an Authentic Mission-Led Brand: If your goal for 2019 is to attract funding or customers than SSE's one-day workshop on 22nd Jan which includes tools and techniques is what you need to create a differentiated brand.

Set Your Transparency Strategy Right with Provenance: Block-chain experts, Provenance, are hosting a series of workshops tailored around business who are seeking to navigate transparency and sustainability, kick starting with one targeted at those in the fashion industry on 23rd Jan.

Good Stories - A Day of Marketing and Communications Workshops: Join Pioneers Post and NatWest on 26th Jan to hear from industry leaders, creative experts and your peers and explore storytelling as a tool to build your brand and win new business.

Thrive! Brighton's Small Business Meetup for Female Founders: This is the go to place for Female Founders in Brighton. If you enjoy bouncing ideas off other people, join them on 30th Jan.

Let's Make the Local Economy Work For the Local People: UnLtd are interested in exploring how to create an inclusive place for Social Enterprise in Brighton & Hove and are running an introductory event on 31st Jan to gather ideas from the community. If you'd like to be there, get in touch with Rebecca Luff.

Raising Your Business Profile with Heads-up Coaching: Start 2019 with a strong business profile to market your brand and increase engagement with your audience after attending Heads-up Coaching's event on 31st Jan.

The CART cafe and AudioActive Building Bridges in the Community: Motivated by their belief that it is through shared experience that we grow and develop community, support and acceptance of one another. The CART Cafe and AudioActive are hosting an evening of music, poetry and stories on 31st Jan. 

Indoor Adventure Playground for Grown Ups: Want to try a different way of de-stressing and goal-setting in 2019? Go to Wonderland on 7th February and leave your grown up worries at the door!

NatWest SE100 Index and Business Awards 2019: The search is on for the UK’s top 100 social enterprises as entries open for the SE100 Index 2019. Apply before 14th Feb to  raise the profile of local champions across the nation. 

Applications Open for SSE Trade Up Programme in London: This programme has already supported 130 community businesses who typically increased their income from trading by 92% in one year. So what are you waiting for! Get your application in by 14th Feb.

Apply for Greggs Local Community Fund: Did you know that Greggs awards grants of up to £2,000 to not for profit organisation supporting people in need? The next round closes on 28th February.

UBS Sponsors New Index to Celebrate UK Social Entrepreneurs: If you really want to raise the spotlight on your business than send in an application for the inaugural UK Social Entrepreneur Index in association with BQ and backed by UBS.

Got Something to Include in the next Snapshot?

Get in touch if you have an opportunity that will aid the people starting up and running social enterprises in and around Brighton, UK.

Sara Osterholzer