As we enter a new year and another national lockdown, Plunkett's Chief Executive, James Alcock, offers a message of support and reassurance to community businesses across the UK. Plunkett remains on hand to offer support through the difficult times ahead. Our Facebook groups are a great platform to [...]
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The latest funding & support for community businesses: a message from Chris Cowcher, Head of Community BusinessOlivia Lanham2021-01-08T16:02:24+00:00
The latest funding & support for community businesses: a message from Chris Cowcher, Head of Community Business
This webinar, hosted by Plunkett adviser Marvin Symes, introduces community groups to the idea of grant funding, and illustrates the do's and dont's and tip's and trick's to improve your application and the chances of success. This free webinar was hosted by Plunkett Foundation on 30th November 2020, and was funded by Power to [...]
Thinking of setting up a community business but not sure which model is best for you? This webinar introduces a variety of structures, and outlines their differences, strengths and weaknesses. From a CBS to a CIC, Trusts to Co-ops, this webinar answers many of the questions your group may have about governance structures. This [...]
This webinar, presented by Plunkett membership suppliers Envesca, illustrates the importance of complying with health and safety, and food hygiene, regulations. The webinar gives an overview of legislation and regulations, including the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Food Safety Act 1990. The session covers how to develop a [...]
Plunkett sponsors a set of Model Rules for the Community Benefit Society legal form. This webinar introduces why they are a good structure for a community business to use, and will explain the process and paperwork around them. The webinar is designed for those considering adopting the Plunkett Model Rules but may also be [...]
This webinar, hosted by Jen Lobley from ACAS, introduces the legal requirements involved with staff contracts and disciplinaries. The webinar includes the difference between contracts and written statements, what you’re obliged to include, and what you’ll need to consider if you want to make changes to a contract. It will also cover the legal [...]
This webinar, hosted by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) qualified practitioner Helen Straw, introduces what MHFA is and why it is needed with a volunteer workforce. Helen gives examples on what to do if someone approaches you in crisis, and how to support the welfare of the person within your organisation responsible for mental [...]
This webinar, hosted by Jen Lobley from Acas, covers the basics of equality, diversity and inclusion. Jen talks through the main elements of the the Equality Act; from the protected characteristics to some detail around the different types of discrimination and what they might look like, including the potential risks of unconscious bias. Jen [...]
Plunkett Foundation adviser, Charlotte Foster, introduces how community businesses can support volunteers to ensure that they are kept safe. The webinar discusses how to create a workplace culture where everyone feels safe and is safety conscious, how to identify and report unsafe behaviours or situations, and how to adapt your training to account for [...]