Useful Weblinks

Organisation Useful For
Business Innovation and Skills Government department providing policy context on business and labour market trends
Blue Skies Showcase for students
Bright Futures Work-related learning for schools and colleges
Business in the Community Advice on practical matters
Business Link Comprehensive advice for small businesses, including social enterprise
Changemakers Leadership potential of young people
Charity Commission Registration and regulation of charities in England & Wales
Common Purpose UK Skills for leadership
Communities and Local Government Government department providing policy context, including the ‘Big Society’
Community Development Finance Association Independent finance
Community Accounting North East Financial and business planning support
Co-operative Enterprise Hub Advice and training on starting and growing a cooperative business
Co-operatives North East Promoting and representing co-operatives in the Region
Co-operatives UK National trade association for coops
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Independent grant making
Futurebuilders Support and investment for Third Sector organisations
Health & Safety Executive Risk assessment and advice
HM Revenue & Customs Tax and NI advice
Locality Development trusts
myTenders Public sector contracts
New Economics Foundation Policy analysis on economic and labour market issues
North East Social Enterprise Partnership (NESEP) Networking and information for social enterprises
North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Higher education procurement
Northern Rock Foundation Grants
Plunkett Foundation Support for social enterprise
School for Social Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship
Setas Social enterprise training and support
Social Audit Network Social accounting
Social Enterprise Coalition National promotion of social enterprise and information source
Social Enterprise London Resources on social enterprise
Social Firms UK Enterprise and disadvantaged people
Tyne & Wear Development Company Support for small businesses locating in Tyne & Wear
VoluntarySkills.Com Training and skills for the voluntary sector