"Really pleased to have started working with Nicola, she instantly understood the needs of our organisation and recognises the role we play in our community, she speaks our language. With Nicola's help, we are already considering new partnerships and funding opportunities that we didn't even realise were an option."
David Roberts Soundwave
It's been a busy autumn for LynchPin Support (which is great news!) As well as running Social Value 101 back in September with a selection of fantastic local and national speakers I've also been working with the following fab clients
I also continue with my voluntary commitments as a Trustee of Cumbria Law Centre and as a Director at Mountain View Childcare.
All this work on different projects for very different organisations is helping grow my knowledge and skills base rapidly so please do contact me if you're looking into 2017 (sorry) and thinking about
PS now house-training is nearly complete I look forward to bringing along my new business partner to meet some of you in the New Year!
"Nicola was called upon to support us with the development of service plans and bid writing. We gained a new ‘reliable pair of hands’. Nicola stepped in at short notice and delivered what she said she would, on time. A real asset to charities in Cumbria."
Heike Horsburgh Cadas
If you’re interested in discussing social value, impact evaluations or CSR activity please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Social Value event on 16th September. Special thanks go to our speakers who travelled from far and wide - Jeremy Nicholls CEO Social Value UK and Rick Benfield CEO thirdbridge. Thanks to local speakers also - Conway Stewart of Cumbria County Council and Mandy Barnett of MB Associates - and my lovely facilitators Tom Bell, Cath Clarke and Angela McLaughlin :-)
Final thanks to the audience who contributed so much time, energy and thought to the day.
I am privileged to be working alongside Stay West - they're doing such a great job supporting their participants and the wider community....watch this and smile!
Proud to have supported Business in the Community at the 'West Cumbria Together' event on 14th April at Energus. See great video below!
thirdbridge is an award winning social enterprise that helps companies and charities to connect and form partnerships to maximise the positive impact they have in society. We provide an online network to build connections between organisations, a platform for companies to manage and report on their CSR engagements and an advisory service to help organisations increase the positive social impact of their cross-sector partnerships.
Companies and third sector organisations can sign up for FREE to the online network, which is essentially a responsible dating service, but for organisations! Rather than finding love, we help organisations find their perfect match to help address the social and environmental issues that are important to them as organisations.
The thirdbridge network helps:
There are various internal and external pressures that are making companies consider their social and environmental impact – embedding a responsible business approach into the core of their operations, rather than a side line “CSR” activity. Some of these are listed below:
Brilliant day at Energus on 14th April presenting and facilitating at a 'shared value partnerships' event for West Cumbrian businesses and charities. Sponsored by United Utilities and hosted by Jane Wilson from Business in the Community.
New 3G Pitch at Lakes College - over 1 million pounds in grant money brought in by LynchPin Support and now launched!
From Sellafield's website :
Paul Foster, Managing Director of Sellafield Ltd, said: “Our first priority will always be the safe, secure and cost-effective clean-up of Sellafield.
“But alongside that is a commitment to help deliver a long-term, sustainable economic future for our local community.
“DDP will help achieve this by placing socioeconomic outcomes at the heart of the contract from the outset and by holding contractors to account on delivery.
A new website is currently being developed for LynchPin support and will be launched shortly. It will contain information on our services and our contact details.