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 your organisation
Friday 17th November 10am–1pm The Bis, Hartlepool *NEW DATE ADDED*
Wednesday 25th October 1-4pm *FULLY BOOKED* Grenfell Club, Redcar TS10 1RW
This is a workshop for LARCH clients with our supplier Catherine Rustromji, partner and Head of Charities at Shakespeare Martineau Legal. She’ll be delivering a workshop on company structures for charities with trading subsidiaries, and social enterprises. Julie Todd of Tremaine Accountants will be providing financial expertise.
This will also be of value to those considering social enterprise/trading structures and provide a space to ask for professional advice and make good connections.
Book your place
Places are extremely limited with no drop-ins available, so it’s essential to book your place in advance by emailing email@example.com
LARCH Live: ‘Meet and Share’ for Managers
Monthly meetings to start in November
We’re aiming to hold a monthly space for CEO’s/Managers to meet informally, stimulate an exchange of themes and challenges you’re currently facing, as well as bring invited guests who can add value to the discussions.
Shop Local Shop Social – Get involved and help us launch this campaign
Buying from social enterprises has never been more important to support the local community. We want your input on how we engage the public and other businesses to buy from social enterprises with a campaign called ‘Shop Local Shop Social Tees Valley’.
Local examples include visiting a café to support community mental health like Lilyannes or booking drama classes from a company providing a fully inclusive community arts program like Imaginarium. We’ll be gathering ideas and suggestions at this future event.
Introduction to Social Procurement and Opportunities for Social Enterprise
The UK Government spends around £290 billion a year on goods and services presenting huge opportunities for social enterprises. Social enterprises and charities are natural partners for government – with aligned values and a commitment to improving the lives of people and places.
This relationship can often be challenging on both sides however – for charities and social enterprises, government can feel big, bureaucratic and difficult to navigate. Whilst for government, charities and social enterprises can seem to be small, hard to identify and difficult to engage. This session looks at the ways to overcome barriers and how to get contract ready.
Why do we need to measure our impact and how do we do it?
If creating social impact is at the heart of your organisation then measuring the impact is just as important as keeping your finances in order. It’s also crucial for understanding and evidence for funders or contracts.
As a founder, CEO or manager, you should be confident in the impact you’re having on beneficiaries. But it’s not just enough to know – you need to collect real data showing the difference you’re making in the world. That’s where social impact measurement comes in and this session will share how to do it.
Grow your trading – How to find new customers and make more sales
Charities and social enterprises don’t often like the word, ‘selling’, but finding new customers, increasing revenue and growing your charity or social enterprise through sales requires forward planning and an effective sales technique. This session will explain the basics of marketing and give practical advice on how to grow your trading.
Meet the Expert – Developing income streams
28 September 1 – 4pm
Venue: Kindly hosted by LARCH client FROG
Grangetown United Community Hub, Derwentwater Road, Grangetown, Middlesbrough TS6 7PY
Do you run a social enterprise or charity that’s developing income streams?
We’ll be welcoming LARCH supplier Jayne Graham MBE who has extensive experience in working with social enterprises and charities which have trading subsidiaries. She’s led organisations through this transition and will be sharing her insights.
There will also be opportunities for one-to-ones with LARCH experts in marketing and finance. Meet other local organisations for informal chat and make connections
Bookings: To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Expert – What does it mean to be a Creative Social Enterprise?
17 October 1 – 4.30pm
Venue: The BIS, 13-17 Whitby Street, Hartlepool TS24 7AD
Are you in the creative sector and think your business could be a social enterprise?
A creative social enterprise means making profits that are in turn reinvested in the creative sector, which in turn benefit people and/or the planet. This is often referred to as the ‘triple bottom line’ – profit, people and planet.
Come and meet experts from LARCH and ask them your questions for advice. This event is part of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Creative Week and will also feature a talk from award-winning visual arts company BloomInArt NorthEast CIC sharing their purpose and vision.
Bookings: To book email email@example.com