Social Value UK Conference 2020 #Time to Act

At the end of January I was lucky to be sponsored to attend my first Social Value UK conference in London. #TimeToAct It was really refreshing to hear about and have presentations from a number of fantastic examples of social value already being delivered across the UK. However it also highlighted there’s still so much …

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Cumbria Exchange Review 2019

We’ve just passed a milestone eighteen months of operating Cumbria Exchange & we’re excited to have the results from our first review! This has allowed us to identify the Social Value achieved, which activities offer the most value and prioritise our efforts going forwards into 2020. Social Value can be defined as activities which positively …

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Are you ready to make a #GivingTuesdayPledge?

What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday (03/12/19) is a global day of giving. A day where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes and communities that mean so much to them. It is a day to celebrate and encourage giving in all its forms. You can volunteer your time; donate money; share …

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Cumbrian Superheroes apply here!

Trustees Week 2019 (04 – 08 November) is fast approaching and here at Cumbria Exchange HQ we’ve identified that there’s an urgent need from the community for professional expertise. Trusteeships are one great way individuals from the business community can offer their support! 1. What are Trustees?  Here’s a definition from the Charity Commission, the guru …

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Calling businesses big and small

Do you represent a big or small business 💼 in Cumbria? If so, Are you looking for charities to support, or volunteer opportunities for your teams? Are you looking for an easy way to raise awareness and get your employees involved in doing good? If the answer is yes to either, then please get in …

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How community groups can get the most out of Cumbria Exchange

Hello 👋 Cumbria Exchange is more than just a website! It can help with a range of requests. For example it can connect you with businesses and people who can write business plans, redeploy unused electronics or offer places on training courses. In fact, the list is endless. So here’s some tips to help you …

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How to write a Support Wanted request

Posting on Cumbria Exchange is really easy! And you’ll just need a few things to get started. To create a support wanted request you need to be: A not for profit; that generally means you need to be a community group, a registered charity or a social enterprise. Any other type of not for profit …

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