LARCH Autumn Events Programme

Here at LARCH we have an exciting programme of events coming up this Autumn. We’ve listened to your needs and created a schedule of inspiring and informative sessions with something for everyone. You can book some now, whilst others please save the date or look out for future announcements. Good Governance and Financial Planning to strengthen […]

My Journey: Sarah Parker, Play Out Hartlepool

Play Out Hartlepool CIC exists to promote the importance of outdoor play for everyone. It is run by Sarah Parker and her vision is to: Sarah, tell us how and why you started Play Out Hartlepool. I’ve been a qualified teacher since 2005, and had 4 kids in that time, the first being twins. I […]

<strong>Could you be a LARCH Ambassador?</strong>

Are you passionate about social enterprise? We’re looking for people to join us and act as ambassadors and advocates for LARCH. You’ll be willing to engage and enthuse individuals and organisations to promote social enterprise and generate viable social enterprise ideas. Get in touchIf you’re interested and would like an informal chat about the role and […]

Busting 6 myths about Social Investment

In this post, we bust 6 social investment myths we hear time and time again from our users! We’ve spoken to many social enterprises and charities wanting to understand more about social investment. Our consultants have many years of experience and often hear the same pre-existing misconceptions. So we’re here to challenge them, bust those […]

My journey: Ruth Fox from Footprints in the Community

Footprints in the Community is a charity working to reduce poverty and isolation in Redcar & Cleveland. Its many projects include a foodbank, The Shed, a cafe, Next Step Shop, First Steps baby items and Reflections dementia support to name a few. Ruth Fox is CEO of the organisation and gave us this honest and […]

Come and pitch your idea at the LARCH Ideas Hub

16th May, The Biz, Hartlepool TS24 7AD Do you have a great idea for a social enterprise? Want to pitch it to experts for possible future funding and support? Come along and tell us about it at the LARCH Ideas Hub event. Drop in any time from 10am to 6pm. You’ll be given the opportunity […]

Slow fashion enthusiasts wanted for social enterprise start-up

Are you passionate about slow fashion? LARCH is looking for people interested in ‘slow fashion’ to get involved with a potential social enterprise start-up in Teesside. LARCH is a programme to support and develop social enterprises in Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland. The idea is to create a movement in Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool […]

Spotlight on our partners: Rita Lawson, TVRA

Photo of Rita Lawson

We caught up recently with Rita Lawson, Chief Executive of Tees Valley Rural Action (TVRA) and member of the LARCH management board. Rita also chairs the Redcar & Cleveland Area Based Panel. We wanted to find out what the social enterprise scene looks like in the rural areas TVRA covers and her hopes for LARCH […]

New film introducing LARCH partners

LARCH is an innovative new programme to help develop and grow social enterprise in these places. LARCH vision represents the combined ambitions of local organisations across Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool and is facilitated by VONNE. Our programme is a unique opportunity to enable local organisations to make more social impact in their respective communities.  […]