CCF Winter News

Late Winter News round-up

Changes at CCF

It's with sadness and hope in our hearts that we are saying goodbye to our friend and colleague Ian Rothwell as he retires - sadness for us, and hope for him.

Ian has been with CCF since 2008, and many of you will know him - many of you mentioned him by name when we asked how Covid had been for you, and you told us that Ian reaching out, unbidden, and asking what you needed made it all easier.

Ian has looked back over this 14 years with us here. So long Ian - we are sure you will join us in wishing him good luck

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Introducing Kevin Lloyd-Evans

As Ian leaves, we welcome Kevin Lloyd-Evans as our new Lending and Relationship Manager.

Kevin joins us from Big Issue Invest and has already enjoyed a few weeks with us. He's planning to make contact with borrowers soon, so do expect a call.

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

πŸ’‘ Co-operative movement offers hope to the next generation - but they don't know it. Ian touched in this in his post. How can we tell them?

🍻 ICYMI - we've launched new support for community owned pubs

πŸ› The Rochdale Pioneers Museum has launched a virtual tour

πŸ› A church is setting up a community shop in the nave

πŸ’· UK social investment has β€˜lost focus’ and needs urgent reform says Adebowale Commission

πŸ“… Events round up

πŸ“† The Stir to Action New Economy training programme continues with sessions coming up in Community Psychology, Sociocracy, Community Shares and more

πŸ“†The Unfound Accelerator programme is accepting applications for support from wannabe ethical digital businesses until 6th March

πŸ“† are holding their first annual conference exploring Decent Work and Democracy on the 20th and 21st May

πŸ“†The next ICA General Assembly will be held on 20 June 2022 in Seville, Spain
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