According to the latest results from Taking Part, a household survey in England that charts participation in the cultural and sporting sectors, the number of women participating in sport and physical activity has increased by more than 1 million since London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The findings also indicate that more than half the population now pay a regular visit to a museum or gallery.
The government has announced new funding for school sport and PE worth £150m a year for the next two years. This ‘ring-fenced’ funding can only to be spent on sport and will go directly into the hands of heads and teachers.
Understanding the social value of your business is a tremendous asset. It can help you to improve your services by managing the outcomes better, it can also support more effective engagement with staff/volunteers/Board members and it allows you to better market your business, raising your profile by better demonstrating to stakeholders and funders the impact of your organisation. That's why we have put together a training package specifically for the culture and sport sector.
Do you own your own company? Do you need to attract more customers? Would you benefit from some marketing advice?
A major TV channel is making a documentary series about small and medium sized businesses in the uk.
Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is a new legal structure designed specifically and only for charities. It offers the benefits of limited liability making it easier to recruit and retain trustees, and legal personality, making it easier to hold property and enter contracts.
The Smoke Storm Oscars is a project that will use the creation of short films to deter young people across Suffolk from taking up the habit of smoking.
Rule changes mean that community venues, including community centres, schools, village halls and hospitals, will be exempt from licensing restrictions on a range of entertainment and cultural events.
The Social Value Act is live from 31st January 2013 and requires commissioners and procurers in councils and other public sector organisations to factor in social value when awarding contracts.
We are now seeking trusted colleagues to add value to our work by bringing additional expertise into the Culture First Matrix.
CS3 is a consortium of culture and sports organisations in Suffolk & Cambridgeshire who are interested in working collaboratively to secure public sector contracts.
Find out more about the aims of the consortium, benefits of joining, legal and governance structure, how it will operate, eligibility criteria and how your organisation can join.