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SSEN February Newsletter

Hello all!

Welcome to our February newsletter! Below you’ll find information on our upcoming AGM, some exciting funding and events news, and more happenings from the SSEN Management Committee!
It’s that time of year again! The Annual General Meeting of the SSEN will be held on the 30th March between 18:00–20:00, We hope you all can join us in both meeting the new members of the management committee and also hearing more about what we have planned for 2017!

Please let us know if you are coming by RSVPing here:
SSEN Annual General Meeting
Thursday 27 October 2016 at 6pm GMT 
Union St Coworking Space, 18-22 Union Street, S1 2JP Sheffield
The Big Lottery Fund News
We are very excited to share the news that we have been awarded further funding by The Big Lottery Fund to continue growing the SSEN membership and creating value for our Social Enterprise members!

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.

The SSEN is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
SSEN Network Coordinator
We are pleased to share the news that we have recently appointed Simon Redding as our new SSEN Network Coordinator! Simon has 20+ years experience in IT, business development, innovation & service design and founded the successful Social Enterprise “Monkey Park CIC” in 2014. Simon has a wealth of experience in social enterprise development and we welcome his insight as we move forwards with the network.

Simon will be working closely with the Management Committee to develop our membership offer and deliver a number of events and activities over the coming year.
Management Committee News
The Management Committee is sad to share that Colette is stepping down from her post on the SSEN Management Committee. Colette contributed significantly to our previous Big Lottery Fund bid and was integral to the establishment of the newly formed SSEN management committee. It has been a great pleasure working with her over the past few years and we wish her every success in the future.
Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight 27th February till 12th March 2017!

Put Fairtrade in your break and take exploitation out! Join others to take action to promote Fairtrade on Friday 3rd March, Reception Room A, Sheffield Town Hall, 12 noon till 4pm.

Meet the Sheffield councillors, Fairtrade businesses and the local Sheffield community to raise awareness of Fairtrade products and practices. This is your chance to ask questions of your local representatives to ensure that they support Fairtrade. Open to all. Come join us for refreshments and take part in the discussions and celebrate the renewal of Sheffield’s status as a Fairtrade City.

To speak to a local Fairtrade campaigner contact the team at Sheffield Initiative for Fairtrade (SHIFT) Telephone: 0114 236 3552
Call for Member News
Each month we will be looking for exciting stories/news to share from our members. If you have any news about your own business or about Social Enterprise in Sheffield more broadly,  please send 1-2 paragraphs to for inclusion in our next newsletter. All newsletters will be sent in the last week of every month.
Thanks and hopefully we’ll see you at the AGM!

Sheila, Laura, Darren, Jon, Nitya, John and Stephen
SSEN Management Committee
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