Early Spring News round-up

Save the Date!

AGM 2021
The ICOF Ltd and associated companies AGM’s will be held online on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

All members will be invited - please save the date now if you'd like to join us.

Trustee Recruitment

We are recruiting new trustees to create a more diverse board

Will you help us grow the co-op and community business sectors, improve the equality and diversity on our board, and ultimately the communities we seek to support, in 2021 and beyond?

Find out more here

Annual Survey

Will you help us understand the needs of the co-operative and community business sectors?

Please complete our Annual Survey - it should take under 10 minutes and you could win a Β£50 co-operative bookstore voucher!

Find out more here

Covid Stories - Sencio Community Leisure

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When we spoke to our client Sencio Community Leisure, we learned that emptying a swimming pool means the tiles fall off - which is a very good reason not to do it!

Find out more about how they have coped with lockdown here in the last of our Covid Stories series

Hot off the press

Here are a few news stories that have caught our eye recently

πŸ’Ό Sector support bodies Co-operativesUK Plunkett Foundation and Power to Change, have assessed what the Budget could mean for our sector. Click the links in their names to get to their analysis.

πŸ† Co-operatives UK CEO Rose Marley has been selected as one of Europe’s Top 100 Women in Social Enterprise

πŸ’· Change ahead for larger Credit Unions? New services could mean new regulation

πŸ’— Community businesses form Β£1bn beating heart of local areas during Covid crisis, highlights new report

πŸ“… Events round up

Events coming up

πŸ“… Our AGM

πŸ“… The Co-operatives UK training programme is always popular - practical, hands on and aimed squarely at co-ops, it covers HR, Finance, and this year is also focusing on diversity and inckusivity.

πŸ“… Plunkett Foundation have added a busy events section to their website. Upcoming sessions include Insurance and Your Community Business, Share Withdrawals, and sessions specifically for Welsh, and Scottish, community pubs.

πŸ“… Why are co-ops relevant in times of political and economic crisis? Find out with CoTech and Space4 on the 24th March
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