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AltGen

Posted by editor 27/03/2014 0 Comment 1349 views

Heralding with joy the first funding of £40,000 given to her new initiative by Co-operatives UK, Rhiannon Colvin, 24, a recent graduate and social entrepreneur, shares her journey so far and explains why she decided to start a co-op social enterprise. “Internet encourages collaboration but the co-op movement in the UK has not been quick […]

Resonance FM

Posted by editor 07/03/2014 0 Comment 1264 views

  This is the story of a ‘community’ radio station pushing back the boundaries of art and giving a voice to the artists

Koestler Trust

Posted by editor 03/02/2014 0 Comment 1398 views

Figen Gunes visits the Koestler Trust to find art inspiring inmates

St Bart’s

Posted by editor 28/01/2014 0 Comment 1210 views

St Bart’s, happy Perthday

Bounce Back

Posted by editor 05/12/2013 0 Comment 1487 views

A decorating enterprise is giving ex-offenders a fresh lick of paint, discovers Ebony Ali. // Bounce back is a painting and decorating charity and social enterprise that helps ex-offenders get back on their feet having completed their sentence. The charity was set up in 2010 by Francesca Findlater as a means of giving back to […]

Crisis Skylight Cafe

Posted by editor 02/12/2013 0 Comment 2390 views

Danielle Aumord dives into the training cafe at Crisis Skylight. // The London-based Crisis Skylight Cafe is perched on Commercial Street in the financial heart of the city. As you peer through the windows it looks cosy, and in stark contrast to many of the local eateries this is a cafe with a mission. “The café was […]

Citizens’ Eye

Posted by editor 27/11/2013 0 Comment 1613 views

The people of Leicester have been benefiting from an extensive network of community media thanks to Citizens’ Eye, discovers Figen Gunes. // Citizens’ Eye was set up in 2007 in a bid to produce alternative content to the mainstream media by training citizen journalists. They became a community media training school run in cooperation with […]

Amber

Posted by editor 26/11/2013 Comments are off 1141 views

Figen Gunes finds out about a residential project for young people with an ‘enviable’ success rate in turning lives around.// Amber, a residential charity working with 17- to 30-year-old homeless and unemployed young people, has a unique style. It does not change people, people change when they come to Amber. Many, but not all, of […]

News Digest 13/11/13

Posted by editor 13/11/2013 0 Comment 960 views

THREE NEWS STORIES Featuring a heart-warming Christmas campaign from The Living Room, plus news from Housing Justice and Hackney Hounds LIVING ROOM WARMING UP FOR XMAS – A restaurant in Bristol is launching an initiative to help the elderly cook warm meals this winter. The Living Room will donate 10p per meal sold to help […]

Elephant Branded

Posted by editor 29/10/2013 0 Comment 1882 views

    Cool, funky bags made from recycled cement packs in villages in Cambodia are soon to be filled with women’s stories with an aim of informing buyers about the social aspects of the production. Figen Gunes finds out more. // Elephant Branded, a social enterprise creating employment for widows and vulnerable women in Cambodia, […]

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