REconomy creates new Funding Database

Published on March 31, 2016 in Economic enablers, Project news, Updates with 2 Comments
REconomy creates new Funding Database

 REconomy Funding & Investment Database We’ve scoured the fundraising landscape in the UK to pull together 280 different grants, equity programmes and other platforms open to REconomy style enterprises and projects.    The world of fundraising moves pretty fast, so we plan to launch edition two later in the year.  Please feel free to pass […]

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Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Published on March 31, 2016 in Blog, Economic sector, Finance, Updates with 1 Comment
Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Mark Simmonds takes us on a journey through the funding, finance and support landscape for Transition Enterprises and Social Enterprises. 2016 will be an interesting year for Transition Enterprises and social enterprise in general. There is a growth in the DIY sustainable enterprise culture as a response to climate change, a broken food system, a […]

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REconomy On The Road From Wigan Pier

Published on March 30, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments
REconomy On The Road From Wigan Pier

On a wet and windy day in early-February, the energetic Billinge and Orrell in Transition Group invited over 100 community leaders, members and to take part in the first REconomy North West event.  Close to the site of George Orwell’s bleak social investigation The Road to Wigan Pier, the aim of the day was to […]

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15 minutes with Jay Tompt

Published on March 30, 2016 in Updates
15 minutes with Jay Tompt

Jay Tompt: social entrepreneur, activist, community leader based in Totnes, one of the originators of the Local Entrepreneur Forum, manager of the REconomy Centre in Totnes. Originally from California but now a proud Devonian.  “It was the 1999 WTO protest in Seattle that spurred me into action.  Before then I got my MBA and started a company […]

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Has Wales missed out on a golden opportunity?

Published on February 23, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
Has Wales missed out on a golden opportunity?

For those of us involved in the Community Energy Sector, the last few months have been a very rough ride.  It seems that every month that goes by there is another body blow to those that are desperately trying to make community owned energy a reality in Wales.  Robert Proctor shares his thoughts on the […]

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REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’

Published on November 23, 2015 in Blog, Economic enablers, Leadership projects, Updates with 2 Comments
REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’

Delighted to announce the next in the REconomy series of regional events in the UK. This year we have been in Devon, Powys and now looking forward to Wigan. REconomy North West – ‘The Road from Wigan Pier’ Saturday 6 February 2016, The Pier Centre, Wigan The political idea of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is growing. […]

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What a difference a day makes…

Published on October 22, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
What a difference a day makes…

The REconomy Project held a Skills Day before the start of the Transition Network conference. Transition groups from UK and around the world gathered, as did people new to REconomy, working in social enterprise, community development and in academia.   The event had several purposes: to allow an in-depth introduction to REconomy for some, a […]

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An interview with Julian Dobson: “It’s time to raise a glass to the New Economy”

Published on September 29, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
An interview with Julian Dobson: “It’s time to raise a glass to the New Economy”

Julian Dobson is a writer and researcher, as well as one of the co-founders of New Start magazine.  His area of special interest is community regeneration and how to create better places.  We loved his recent book ‘How to Save Town Centres’ so much that we gave it a glowing review, and thought we’d chat […]

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Community supported enterprise – how’s it going?

Published on September 21, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
Community supported enterprise – how’s it going?

A year on from our first report back on the REconomy Project’s Community Enterprise Support and Investment (CESI) programme we have reasons to be pleased. Here’s what we’ve been up to the past year. In Totnes, the project to support the emergence of an entrepreneurial eco-system and culture was already well underway by the time […]

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Events… You’ll get what you need

Published on August 31, 2015 in Blog, Updates with 0 Comments
Events… You’ll get what you need

Those of you who are running Transition Enterprises will know that there is a lot of desk time involved in developing your business. A lot of this time is spent alone, moving the idea and the reality forward inch by inch. Because of this networking events can be a fantastic resource for people running enterprises. […]

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