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Events - LARCH Live

Meet the Experts - Developing income streams

28th September 1-4pm

FROG, Grangetown United Community Hub, Derwentwater Road, Grangetown, Middlesbrough TS6 7PY

Do you run a social enterprise or charity that is 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

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Meet the Expert - What does it mean to be a Creative Social Enterprise?

17th October 1-4.30pm

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.

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Summer Funding Festival

Thursday 14th September 1-4pm

Venue: Tuned-In! Majuba Road Redcar TS10 5BJ
Organiser: Empowering Communities Team, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

This brand-new event is designed to bring significant funders to Redcar and engage with organisations that commonly apply for or are interested in learning about grantmakers before applying.

There will be exhibition stands from national funders, along with local influencing organisations who are keen to share their expertise in how to run a modern and effective community-based operation in modern challenging times.

There will be opportunities to hear presentations from the grantmakers and a couple of separate workshops running alongside based on specific opportunities and skills.

LARCH Live - Help us grow a thriving Social Economy in Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool

‘LARCH Live’ is about getting involved and having the chance to support and influence how LARCH develops in your area.

There are opportunities for individuals, and organisations from the public, private and VCSE sectors to get involved in the development and delivery of the LARCH programme.

Our aim is to help create a thriving social economy and networks of social enterprises and enterprising VCS organisations in Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool, through peer groups, social enterprise forums, enterprise development activities, training and events.

LARCH Events

LARCH is organising and promoting events and activities to raise awareness and understanding about the value and relevance of social enterprise, enterprising income streams and repayable social investment as part of our ambition to shift the culture and build a strong social economy. These include resources, workshops and presentations, events and competitions, blogs etc.

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If you are an organisation or individual wishing to partner with us in the delivery of activities, please get in touch through the Contact page.

Workshops to discuss, gain knowledge and educate on topics such as, how to develop a social enterprise, how to generate/diversify income generation strategies, how to gain market share

Peer Groups to support learning and the chance to support others and influence the way the project develops as it grows into the future

Creation of an ecosystem of funders and organisations to support the developing social economy

Think tank Hunter Gatherer sessions to develop and target key social issues in Redcar & Cleveland and how they could be supported by the development of social enterprises

Opportunities to meet and speak to social investment funders of the LARCH Programme

Activities and interventions to promote and develop culture change towards social enterprise

LARCH aims to support the growth of local social economies to help reduce poverty and inequality.


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