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Alchemy generates co-production

Author: E3M
Date: 24.01.18

I was lucky enough to be a part of the Alchemy workshop at Coventry City Council, where I shared with some really committed Local Authority commissioning staff the opportunity to focus on a specific problem for a full day… without too many interruptions! With the support of both legal and financial experts, we broadened the […]

E3M Local Alchemy Coventry

Author: E3M
Date: 24.11.17

On the 20th and 21st November we ran E3M Alchemy, a placed-based innovation event in Coventry. A mixed group of 33 E3M Social Enterprise Leaders, Bold Commissioners, funders and partners joined with a similar number of council commissioners and other local stakeholders, including Coventry University, to explore new ways to tackle some local challenges affecting […]

E3M Away Day 2017

Author: E3M
Date: 03.02.17

The 2017 E3M Leaders’ Away Day generated some interesting and positive conversations, and a couple of commitments to do new things among the leaders who took part. The event kicked-off with a discussion about the “New Normal” and the challenges of the current context (not just Brexit!), with its opportunities and threats, and what this […]

Money: Capital for growth: meeting the needs of social enterprises delivering health and care

Author: E3M
Date: 07.03.16

Guest Blog from Christine Chang, Senior Director, Investment at Big Society Capital… One in four charities and one in three social enterprises are involved in the provision of health and social care support. In the current environment, the trend for outsourcing will continue, and with austerity there will be increasing pressure for cost savings and […]

E3M: A catalyst for change

Author: E3M
Date: 19.01.16

E3M is an initiative that promotes social innovation in the way we run public services. In particular, it supports the growth and scale and impact of social enterprises that trade in public service markets. This short film shows how the E3M members and partners work collectively to make a difference. There are over 30 social enterprise members […]

E3M Member Case Study: LEYF

Author: E3M
Date: 19.01.16

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) looks after 3,500 children in 37 nurseries across London, and that number is growing. While the organisation still has charitable status, it became a social business in order to move away from a sole focus on grant dependency and build a business that trades in the ‘market place’, i.e. directly with […]