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Connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social change.

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My Arts & Craft Business is a Ballymena Business Centre Programme supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.  Applications are open to any person from Ballymena and Neighbouring

Belfast based companies and charities are invited to attend FREE information seminars to hear all about the benefits of getting ‘super-connected’ and how to apply for GRANTS OF UP TO £3,000 towards installation of super-fast broadband.

Want to make a real impact? Enjoy working in a dynamic team?
Audiences NI is a voluntary organisation committed to enabling arts and cultural organisations to grow and diversify their audiences.


ASDA Supplier Development Programme - Series of Workshops - 3, 10 & 17 Sept

See attached flyer for details.

Financial Awareness for Social Enterprises - 22 Sept

Find out how to pitch and what your Business Plan should contain before approaching a Bank and much more, delivered by Ulster Bank.

Family Friendly Employer Awards - Employers for Childcare Charitable Group

We would be delighted if you could join us as a guest at our annual Family Friendly Employer Awards ceremony.

Housing Associations and Social Enterprise – Perfect Partners? - 25 Sept

See attached flyer for full details of the event.

Exploring Social Enterprise - 25 & 26 Sept

During this programme you will:

  • Develop your understanding of key concepts of social enterprise
  • Gain vital skills and tools to facilitate sustainable growth
  • Create an action plan for your social enterprise

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The L&Q Group, who are one of London's largest residential developers, have acquired Social Impact Tracker to measure the impact of their community development activities across key foundation themes of Financial Inclusion, Employment and Training, Strengthening Communities and Positive Futures for Young People.

The Southern Social Enterprise Hub will promote and support social enterprise throughout the Southern Social Investment Fund area which covers the Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Dungannon and Newry & Mourne.  The Hub will provide incubation space for new and developing social enterprises and also offer information, training and support to assist social enterprises to get started and grow.

Now in its 5th year, the RBS SE100 Index, the leading market intelligence tool for social ventures, is pleased to announce two new awards for 2014.

Santander and UnLtd have today announced that Belfast-based entrepreneur Fintan Connolly, founder of The TakeTen Programme, is a winner in the ‘Fast Growth’ category of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA).

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Social Enterprise NI recommends Trade Social, the online directory of Social Enterprises in NI, encouraging networking and sales to each other, the public and private sectors, and general public.

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