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Kick starting your enterprise

This week Creative Training Hub and Voist UK developed and delivered a one-day training event to A Level Students at Westminster City College.  It was surprising how much young people actually know about business. Aside from giving examples of the 4Ps in Marketing and SMART Objectives, these History, Politics and Language students were also able to share their insights on …

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Funding opportunities – Feb 2015

Here is a list of potential funding opportunities for arts, creative and community organisations in the London, Essex and South East Region.  Check our posts regularly for updates of open applications and closing dates. 1. Funding Provider: The Idlewild Trust Amount: £ 5,000 Deadline: 25 Feb 2015 Grants are available for projects in the UK that encourage the performing/fine arts …

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Writing successful grant applications

Writing successful grant applications takes skill and the reality is you can’t win them all. However if you create a good system you’re more likely to save time and increase your chances of success.
 This week I sat in between two grant officers who were wading through a stack of funding applications. I wanted to hear ‘this application is amazing‘. …

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Theory Of Change

Bringing impact to life…

Identifying the impact of your projects can sometimes feel like a distraction.  This is particularly the case when your instincts and intuition tell you the project was a success or your target groups and stakeholders can’t stop raving about the experience. Impact measurement comes with a range of advantages from shaping the way you plan future projects to raising the …

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Funding social enterprise projects

Week 47’s funding round up, marks National Social Enterprise Day on 20 November with a selection of digital accelerator programmes for all you aspiring tech innovators, business competitions for small organisations and startups that are looking to make their mark and funding opportunities with no deadlines.   1. Funding for social enterprises initiatives If you are running a company limited …

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BIG DATA

The Big Data Revolution

For non-profit organisations, in particular, Big Data is more than a great marketing tool. According to IBM 90% of all online information was created in the last two years.  The big data market is expected to grow to $23.8 billion mark in 2016.  By 2020, there will be 5,200GB of data for every person on Earth. The Big Data revolution …

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Funding your projects – week 46

This week we are providing a round-up of available funding opportunities to help support projects that reach and engage young people locally, in the UK and in developing countries. Funding is available from The Equitable Charity Trust, Weavers Company and Hilden Charitable Fund. You can also get regular updates when you follow us on Twitter.   Week 46 – 10 …

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Creative Training Hub – Funding Updates

Each week we will bring you a round-up of available funding opportunities to help support your creative arts and community interest projects. You can also get regular updates when you follow us on Twitter.   Week 45 – 3 November 2014 Here at Creative Training Hub we understand the challenges of accessing current funding opportunities. This blog provides funding opportunities, …

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Why monitor and evaluate your projects?

If you are not taking the time to monitor and evaluate your projects you are probably missing a trick. It is an essential part of the project management process. It can provide valuable learning for your organisation and even benefit society as a whole.       Why? Project monitoring and evaluation will certainly satisfy a healthy curiosity. It enables …

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Get Creative this Christmas

October might seem to early to start thinking about Christmas. Now is the opportune time to build, maintain and restore relationships.   I have put together five key steps in Creative Marketing and Relationship Building. Step 1. Create your Christmas Card List… If you didn’t get round to spring cleaning your database earlier in the year, then creating your Christmas card …

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