Monthly Archives: November 2018

Supplier Incentive Programme – Oxygen Finance working with Barnsley MB Council

28th November, 2018 / CCIN

Local Government Sector funding is in decline. This means all local government services need to be reviewed and delivered in different and more innovative ways.  Barnsley in South Yorkshire is known for being a coal mining and glassmaking town, however the town is growing up fast. Despite a tough economic situation in the UK, a ...

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October Books – Southampton City Council

27th September, 2018 / CCIN

October Books, founded in 1977 is based in Portswood Road in Southampton, is a not-for-profit co-operative radical neighbourhood bookshop. Any money made is ploughed back into the business. October Books trades independently from any political organisation and seeks to promote a fair and equal society.  Workers and volunteers come from many different backgrounds who bring ...

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Crowdfund Plymouth

15th August, 2018 / CCIN

Crowdfund Plymouth was launched in 2015 as a Plymouth focused page on the platform to enable the Council to pledge money to campaigns (projects) in, and benefiting, the City. We were the first to undertake this innovative and successful approach. The main source of monies distributed by the Council is the ‘City Change Fund’. ...

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Ward Budget Scheme – Greenwich Council

5th April, 2018 / CCIN

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has recently completed its Ward Budget scheme. The scheme provided £510,000 in funding for communities, divided as an allocation of £30,000 for each of the 17 wards. The scheme has enabled ward councillors to respond more directly to local needs and the priorities of their communities.  This has encouraged the ...

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Commercialisation of Total Facilities Management (TFM) Services – Cardiff Council and Peopletoo

4th April, 2018 / CCIN

Cardiff Council, like many local authorities, had a fragmented approach to facilities management, with many services including; Cleaning, Security, Building Maintenance and Pest Control, all sitting in different departments. This resulted in multiple front doors, significant internal recharges, limited financial and commercial oversight, and ultimately, confusion for the customer.   Working in partnership with Cardiff Council, ...

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Co-operative Placemaking in Rochdale’s Heritage Action Zone

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

The Co-operative College and Co-operative Heritage Trust have been working with colleagues in Rochdale Development Agency and alongside other local stakeholders to help to secure for Rochdale the coveted status of ‘Heritage Action Zone’ awarded by Historic England. This award will enable wonderful co-operative transformations to occur in Rochdale. The focus of the College and ...

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Council tax arrears collections – The Behaviouralist

3rd April, 2018 / CCIN

The Problem: Late and non-payment of council tax impacts the ability of councils to deliver crucial front-line services. For LBE every 1% of households who don’t pay their taxes represents £1.4 million in lost revenue. There are also additional costs in pursuing late payments (printing and postage, staff time, legal costs) therefore ensuring households pay ...

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Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council

29th March, 2018 / CCIN

What is it? The Oldham Food Network… Is a community-led organisation – run by local people, for local people Brings together groups from communities across Oldham involved in food activity Engages members Borough-wide Read more: Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council

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Funded with Food – Funding Oldham’s ideas, one plate at a time

28th March, 2018 / CCIN

Funded with Food backs local people with local ideas. There are no complicated forms or long-winded processes, just real people with an inspiring idea for Oldham. Funded with Food is a crowdfunding event with a difference, aimed at local people with local ideas and funded by the community itself, it awards at least £250 in cash to one brilliant ...

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