Free leadership training

Are you involved with a locally-rooted, people-powered business? Are you passionate about empowering your community?

A partnership of Power to Change, the RSA, RIO and University of Sheffield Management School are offering a free leadership training course across the Northern regions of England for people from community businesses committed to developing their skills and impact.

You’ll learn and share experiences with others from across the region and receive expert support to help make your organisation more enterprising, inclusive and effective.


“This came at exactly the right time for both our organisation and for me personally. I’ve done a lot of training in the past and it’s rare to find something this good; the content, delivery and other participants have been exceptional.” South West programme participant 2016


Find out more here:


Sign up for our FAQs webinar  – Thu, Nov 17, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


To apply for a place on the Community Business Leadership Programme please complete Application stage 1:


If you have any questions please contact Josie Warden on  or 0207 451 6914.

Let’s Talk Good Finance


Big Society Capital are working with Social Enterprise Acumen and VONNE to bring their Let’s Talk Good Finance events to the North East. This event is the second in a series of events aiming to bring together charities, social enterprises and organisations with social investors and intermediary bodies to network, share information and discuss latest issues relating to social finance.

Hear stories of how social investment has made a real difference for social enterprises and meet investors and people who have been there and done it!
Join us at 9:30am for coffee before a 10:00am start.

November 23rd, 2016 9:30 AM   to   12:30 PM

Sjovoll Centre, Front Street, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5BZ