Archive for May, 2013

ClearlySo and raising capital for social enterprises

ClearlySo and raising capital for social enterprises

Published on May 28, 2013 in Blog, Finance with 0 Comments

Simon Evill is social business manager for ClearlySo, the gatekeeper to its capital raising services and consultant to new members. Here he gives a timely review of ClearlySo’s activities in the social enterprise sector and delivers some useful advice to social entrepreneurs looking for investment to scale up.     ClearlySo is a financial intermediary […]

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Carbon Leapfrog and support for community energy projects

Carbon Leapfrog and support for community energy projects

Published on May 20, 2013 in Blog, Energy with 1 Comment

We are at an interesting junction in the evolution of community energy in the UK. The path to creating ownership of energy generation at the local level has never been easy, but as we make our way through 2013, it seems that the government has finally awakened to the cause, and community energy groups are […]

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30 maps to help local change-makers and community organisers

30 maps to help local change-makers and community organisers

Published on May 1, 2013 in Blog, Energy, Food, Transport with 3 Comments

Mapping a community’s needs and resources is one of the first things that many community groups do, when beginning their journey into local change-making. See also this post from the Transition Network that positions community mapping within the context of lots of other “ingredients” needed for community change-making (The term ‘ingredients’ is the Transition term for […]

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