Enterprising Solutions Newsletter – January 2018
Newsletter January 2018
The Energy Action Group (EAG)
When taking responsibility for a heritage or community asset, community organisations need to demonstrate to the local authority, potential funders and its own supporters that it has a viable long-term project with realistic future operating costs that allows for changing circumstances. The Energy Action Group (EAG) has in depth experience of managing the transfer of utility services (gas, electricity and water) for organisations taking over property portfolios or single buildings under Asset Transfer schemes.
Greggs Local Community Projects Fund
The Local Community Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable not for profit organisations to do something they otherwise couldn’t afford to. The funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Round 1 is now open and closes on 9th March with decisions being announced by 27th April 2018.
Children in need grants
The main grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years.
Make your electricity bill carbon neutral with YnNi Teg
Did you know that buying YnNi Teg shares can help you offset your electricity carbon footprint? For every £1 you put into shares in our YnNi Teg turbine, we’ll generate just over 1 kWh of zero carbon electricity per year. Our total construction costs were just under two million pounds, and we expect to generate just over two million kWh per year.
Events round up
Wednesday 31 January, 6.00 – 8.00pm, Social Media Workshop
Social Media Training Workshop
• Beginners guide to social media
• Why social media is important to your organisation
• Which social media platform is right for you
• Making use of free tools
Tuesday 23 January, Community-led housing: innovation and opportunities Cardiff
This Network Event will draw upon case studies of community-led approaches to housebuilding to highlight the benefits these models offer and ask whether a community-led approach can help create decent and affordable homes that are popular with communities.
Transport Innovation Network
Launching across Wales in January and February 2018, Transport Innovation Network is part of the “Connecting Communities in Wales” project being delivered by the Community Transport Association. This project is supported by the Welsh Government Rural Communities Development Fund – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and European Union.
Transport Innovation Network Launch meetings
Wednesday 7 February, Fundraising from major donors, Newtown
This course will help you to understand how to successfully secure major gifts and give you the confidence and skills to approach wealthy individuals.