Updates

REconomy Newsletter – April 2017

REconomy Newsletter – April 2017

Published on April 28, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

Future of local economies day As the funded element of this phase of the Reconomy Project comes to an end, we draw not only on our own experiences, but of other people and organisations in the Reconomy space, to look at what support is needed now to take the movement forward. Read the blog and […]

Continue Reading

What’s the future of local economies?

What’s the future of local economies?

Published on April 26, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

Three years ago the REconomy Project set out with the aim of supporting communities to transform their local economies. Like the rest of Transition, REconomy is an experiment – a real live economic laboratory at community level, learning as we go. There have been some great successes, particularly thanks to our local pilots in Brixton […]

Continue Reading

REconomy Newsletter – March 2017

REconomy Newsletter – March 2017

Published on March 23, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

REconomy LIFT – what happens when we come together On 25th February over 70 people gathered for REconomy LIFT – an event for Transition groups designed with the aim to inspire and enable people to transform their local economies from the roots up. The day was jam packed with workshops and skills surgeries – plus an […]

Continue Reading

Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield

Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield

Published on March 22, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

Regather in Little Sheffield is starting to put community economic development into practice. UK REconomy Project Coordinator Laura Outhart finds out how. Regather Works is a trading cooperative based in the Little Sheffield, a densely populated residential community less than a miles walk from Sheffield city centre.  Over the years has suffered badly from post-industrial economic decline. […]

Continue Reading

REconomy LIFT – what happens when we come together to transform local economies.

REconomy LIFT – what happens when we come together to transform local economies.

Published on March 17, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

On 25th February over 70 people gathered at the Cinema Museum in London for REconomy LIFT – an event for Transition groups across London and the South East. Designed with the aim to inspire and enable people to transform their local economies from the roots up, there was a unique energy in the room right […]

Continue Reading

Investment builds local businesses thanks to Council’s investment fund

Investment builds local businesses thanks to Council’s investment fund

Published on February 6, 2017 in Updates with 0 Comments

Seven local business projects in Totnes are to benefit from the Devon County Council’s Invest in Devon Fund, thanks to Lib Dem Councillor Robert Vint, who said, “The hope is that these investments will help create local jobs and provide for local needs while benefitting local communities”. The projects were chosen because they support the local food economy, […]

Continue Reading

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination

Published on December 13, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments

Remade in Edinburgh won Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in October. Sophie Unwin, Founder and Director is excited about the next steps – to share the idea with other places and create a network of repair and reuse centres across the UK. She tells us about the challenges and what she’s planning next! The […]

Continue Reading

Renewing REconomy

Renewing REconomy

Published on December 13, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments

This October, the REconomy Project was invited by our friends at Renew Wales to their annual conference in Wrexham, which this year focused on the power and strength of communities and the drive to create better places for future generations.   It was a really brilliant day of talks, workshops, plenty of networking and more […]

Continue Reading

REconomy creates new Funding Database

REconomy creates new Funding Database

Published on March 31, 2016 in Economic enablers, Project news, Updates with 2 Comments

 REconomy Funding & Investment Database We’ve scoured the fundraising landscape in the UK to pull together 280 different grants, equity programmes and other platforms open to REconomy style enterprises and projects.    The world of fundraising moves pretty fast, so we plan to launch edition two later in the year.  Please feel free to pass […]

Continue Reading

Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Published on March 31, 2016 in Blog, Economic sector, Finance, Updates with 1 Comment

Mark Simmonds takes us on a journey through the funding, finance and support landscape for Transition Enterprises and Social Enterprises. 2016 will be an interesting year for Transition Enterprises and social enterprise in general. There is a growth in the DIY sustainable enterprise culture as a response to climate change, a broken food system, a […]

Continue Reading

Top