REconomy Newsletter – December 2016

Published on December 16, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
REconomy Newsletter – December 2016

Bringing you news, events, updates and inspiration from REconomists across the UK. We’re really keen to include your articles, ideas and information in our newsletters. If you would like to contribute to future editions or have ideas on things you’d like us to include please get in touch. With Season’s Greetings from the UK REconomy […]

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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 […]

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Renewing REconomy

Published on December 13, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments
Renewing REconomy

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 […]

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Newsletter September 2016

Published on September 17, 2016 in Blog with 3 Comments
Newsletter September 2016

We’re raring to go this Autumn, and are kicking things off with the launch of our new ‘Do-ocracy Handbook’ packed with information for groups who want to take their projects to the next level.  We’ve also got information on our learnings from year two, an update from our team in Brixton and news about brand […]

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Open Project Nights Get Going in Brixton

Published on September 17, 2016 in Blog, Project news with 0 Comments
Open Project Nights Get Going in Brixton

This May Transition Town Brixton teamed up with the Impact Hub Brixton to launch weekly Open Project Nights aimed at becoming the go-to event for local, social entrepreneurs and community organising.   Described as ‘a watering hole for people who want to make stuff happen’, the events are free and are an opportunity for people […]

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REconomy Project Reflects

Published on September 17, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
REconomy Project Reflects

In 2014, with the support of Friends Provident Foundation & Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation, the UK REconomy Project set out to explore how communities themselves can best support the growth of local, sustainable social enterprise.     Since then Transition Town Totnes and Brixton have been busy running pilot projects focused on developing & testing new […]

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Do-ocracy Handbook

Published on September 17, 2016 in How-to with 0 Comments
Do-ocracy Handbook

Want to take your group or idea to the next level this Autumn but not sure how?  Our new Do-ocracy Handbook by Mark Simmonds looks at organisational forms and legal structures might be just what you need.  The how-to guide is packed with information and resources covering legal options, governance arrangements, tax compliance, charitable status […]

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REconomy creates new Funding Database

Published on March 31, 2016 in Economic enablers, Project news, Updates with 2 Comments
REconomy creates new Funding Database

 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 […]

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Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

Published on March 31, 2016 in Blog, Economic sector, Finance, Updates with 1 Comment
Funding, finance and support update for Transition Enterprises

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 […]

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REconomy On The Road From Wigan Pier

Published on March 30, 2016 in Updates with 0 Comments
REconomy On The Road From Wigan Pier

On a wet and windy day in early-February, the energetic Billinge and Orrell in Transition Group invited over 100 community leaders, members and to take part in the first REconomy North West event.  Close to the site of George Orwell’s bleak social investigation The Road to Wigan Pier, the aim of the day was to […]

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