Newsletter September 2016

Published on September 17, 2016 in Blog with 3 Comments
Newsletter September 2016

We’re raring to go this Autumn, and are kicking things off with the launch of our new ‘Do-ocracy Handbook’ packed with information for groups who want to take their projects to the next level.  We’ve also got information on our learnings from year two, an update from our team in Brixton and news about brand […]

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Open Project Nights Get Going in Brixton

Published on September 17, 2016 in Blog, Project news with 0 Comments
Open Project Nights Get Going in Brixton

This May Transition Town Brixton teamed up with the Impact Hub Brixton to launch weekly Open Project Nights aimed at becoming the go-to event for local, social entrepreneurs and community organising.   Described as ‘a watering hole for people who want to make stuff happen’, the events are free and are an opportunity for people […]

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REconomy Project Reflects

Published on September 17, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
REconomy Project Reflects

In 2014, with the support of Friends Provident Foundation & Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation, the UK REconomy Project set out to explore how communities themselves can best support the growth of local, sustainable social enterprise.     Since then Transition Town Totnes and Brixton have been busy running pilot projects focused on developing & testing new […]

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Do-ocracy Handbook

Published on September 17, 2016 in How-to with 0 Comments
Do-ocracy Handbook

Want to take your group or idea to the next level this Autumn but not sure how?  Our new Do-ocracy Handbook by Mark Simmonds looks at organisational forms and legal structures might be just what you need.  The how-to guide is packed with information and resources covering legal options, governance arrangements, tax compliance, charitable status […]

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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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