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Tender process launched for North East Social Investment Fund One

Fund manager sought for an £11.5 million fund, targeting financially viable social sector organisations in the North East of England.

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The CDFA is recruiting

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Campaigners urged to tell local politicians to support the ‘social economy’

Ahead of UK local elections on 22nd May, the Social Economy Alliance has launched a campaign, calling on supporters to show local politicians how they can strengthen the social economy in their area.

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Youth social enterprise festival

On the 16th and 17th of May UnLtd will be taking over Google Campus in London – all three floors of it – and throwing the biggest youth social enterprise festival of 2014.  The aimis  to bring together and showcase knowledge, support and expertise from our partners and Award Winners, in addition to celebrating, promoting and [...]

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Budget 2014

19.03.2014 George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Government’s 2014 budget, which included some welcomed news concerning support for social enterprises and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The Chancellor’s speech highlighted the stronger-than expected growth in the UK economy, while underlining the need to keep investing in our enterprises to achieve a [...]

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Top microenterprises rewarded with £65,000 in national award scheme

Organisations and individuals recognised for impact they have had in communities across the UK Champions of locally-based finance for microenterprises rewarded at 12th February Awards Ceremony in Bristol, featuring BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern [Image: Steph McGovern at the Awards ceremony, photo Chris Hughes] The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, in partnership with the Community Development Finance Association [...]

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Access to ethical finance event brings over 200 from across UK to Bristol

Leaders of specialist local based lenders that are the ‘heroes’ of the financial sector are coming to Bristol this week to debate the future of locally-based lending.

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Champions of locally-based finance shortlisted in national award scheme

The shortlist for the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards has now been announced and features organisations and individuals making a positive impact in their communities by providing invaluable access to finance and support.

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Bank disclosure of lending data provides “ideal opportunity” for mainstream banks to partner with CDFIs

The CDFA welcomes tomorrow’s disclosure of lending data at postcode level by the high street banks – and offers banks the opportunity of working with their members to reach hard to reach markets.

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Autumn Statement 2013

CDFIs can play a key role in delivering the growth, investment and employment that the Chancellor wants

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