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IntoWork 2015 event

Last week Give us a Chance members attended the national IntoWork Convention in London. The event featured speeches from among others Employment Minister Priti Patel and Shadow Employment Minister Stephen Timms. IntoWork featured a wide range of debates and discussions looking at subjects incl...

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Making the most of the European Social Fund to promote social inclusion and combat poverty – Presentation slides

The NHF and BLF ran a brief webinar on ESF opportunities, which you can download the slides by clicking on the link below. Thanks goes out to the NHF for supplying the presentation. Making the most of the European Social Fund to promote social inclusion and combat poverty - slides (PPTX, 2.4Mb) ...

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Guinness, partnerships and GUAC – Inside Housing magazine feature

Ian Simpson from Guinness features in the latest edition of Inside Housing magazine and explains why partnership working is a successful way to help tenants get back into work. In the article Ian, an established member of GUAC, talks about Guinness’s 10-year old partnership with social enterpri...

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First Choice Homes Oldham become a member

Oldham based housing association, First Choice Homes Oldham are the latest organisation to join GUAC. The not-for-profit organisation looks after approx 12,000 homes and describes their mission as “Working together to improve homes and communities, to make them places where people want to live...

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Grassroots event fuels energy for entrepreneurs

Last week we attended Enterprise Cube’s Grassroots Enterprise event in London which brought together people from the social housing sector and residents - now resident entrepreneurs - to explore how more start-up business opportunities could be created in our neighbourhoods. With 1 in 7 of the ...

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Your Housing Group joins GUAC

Your Housing Group, based in Warrington is the latest housing association to join GUAC. The group, which formed in 2012 following the merger of Harvest Housing Group and Arena Housing Group looks after 34,000 properties across the North-West, Yorkshire and Midlands and aims to delivery more than ...

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Launch of the European Social Fund opti-in provision

Today marks the launch of the first ESF Opt In provision, as the Big Lottery Fund launch the first tranche of the Building Better Opportunities Fund.   Let us know if you're planning on developing bids in your areas, email Lynsey@giveusachance.co.uk https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/esf...

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SFA Register now open – DEADLINE FRIDAY 3RD JULY 5PM

The SFA Register of training organisations is the SFA’s only market entry point for organisations that intend to deliver education and training services. The Register is now open until 3rd July, this will be the final opportunity for training providers to get onto the Register prior to the launch ...

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