REconomy Newsletter – April 2017

Published on April 28, 2017 in Blog, Updates

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 join the conversation.

Bright Ideas Fund

The second round of Bright Ideas Fund is now openIf you are a community group or organisation who would like to set up a community business but need a bit of help, the Community Business Bright Ideas programme could be for you. Find out more – second round closes 31 May.


Couldn’t make REconomy LIFT? Check out our list of resources covered during the event – with links to presentations, films and ‘how-to’ guides.

Calderdale Bootstrap

hold their first event – they have 5 local social enterprises lined up to pitch to “The Community of Dragons” on 5th May.
Calderdale Bootstrap are one of three finalists of the Lush Spring Prize that have emerged directly, or indirectly, from Transition initiatives.

Sharing stories

Check out the Facebook group from our friends at Far Nearer  – designed to share stories about local economies.

Global Forum

Catch up on four jam packed days of workshops and debate with over 60 speakers and thought leaders. Follow the conversation #NESIforum or check out the latest news.

New voices

From June there will be a collection of new voices on the Transition Network website as 8 storytellers take-over the blog for 6 months. There’s sure to be plenty of REconomy talk – and you can join the conversation by leaving a reply.


Regional Networks

Transition Network is running a series of free Regional Network Workshops in England to bring Transition Groups together to look at forming networks in their area. The Transition Hub – London and South East has been running for a year now and recently co-organised REconomy LIFT, giving people the opportunity to meet and discuss REconomy issues. Find out more details of what’s happening, and sign up to events in your area on the website.

Doughnut Economics

Kate Raworth’s new book about Doughnut Economics is now available – along with blogs, video and animations on her website. Kate is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

The REconomy Project is generously supported by the Friends Provident Foundation and the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation.

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