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How Can Charity Leaders Respond to the Cost of Living Crisis?

How Can Charity Leaders Respond to the Cost of Living Crisis?

Author: Richard Litchfield, CEO With cost of living spiralling out of control, Charity leaders are now faced with their second major crisis to manage in the space of two years. It’s hard to predict what impact this new crisis will leave on the sector – but it could...

Mike Taylor joins EP as Head of Practice and Learning

Mike Taylor joins EP as Head of Practice and Learning

We're thrilled to announce Mike Taylor has joined the staff team and will start in April as our very first Head of Practice and Learning. Before joining the core team of Eastside Primetimers, Mike worked as an independent consultant, combining his practical experience...

Vision 2025 with Book Aid International

Vision 2025 with Book Aid International

We are pleased to share Book Aid International’s new strategy, which the team at Eastside Primetimers helped to facilitate. Eastside Primetimers provides a full social enterprise and charity strategy service that is adapted to your business model, the size of your...

EP launches integrated digital service

EP launches integrated digital service

Integrated digital service added for EP clients We know how digital has massively increased in importance for not-for-profits and the social sector and that it reaches all parts of your organisation from top to bottom. But did you know our digital support can benefit...

Good Merger Index: How the social sector responded to the pandemic

The recent launch of Eastside Primetimer’s Good Merger Index for 2020-21, shines a light on the first year of the pandemic and how the social sector began to respond. The rising number of smaller organisations involved in mergers would indicate that those with limited...

Small charities turn to merger during Covid period

Charity mergers are on the increase and being led by small not for profits facing increasing financial pressures over the turbulent twelve months from April 2020, says new research undertaken by Eastside Primetimers for the latest Good Merger Guide. Over the past few...

How to recruit diverse trustees and help them to make a difference

How to recruit diverse trustees and help them to make a difference

Eastside Primetimers contributed this article Quilter Cheviot's Annual Review for Charities to showcase good practice in recruiting diverse trustees.  The past two years have highlighted the importance of sound governance in charities. In conversations with charity...

Impact of the Covid pandemic on mergers

Impact of the Covid pandemic on mergers

Eastside Primetimers has been tracking mergers in the sector since 2013, and launched our 2020-21 report on 24th February 2022. Our research brings unique insights to help build a picture of what has been happening to organisations as they navigate the challenges and...

Extra £10 million to be invested in Reach fund

Extra £10 million to be invested in Reach fund

With grants from Reach fund, Eastside Primetimers has helped 21 organisations with their financial resilience and to prepare their investment proposition.  We have very strong links to the social investors and a great track record in supporting organisations to raise...

EP announces new partnership with AoC

EP announces new partnership with AoC

Eastside Primetimers are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Association of Chairs (AoC). Our new partnership will ensure the Chairs we recruit will also receive one year's membership with AoC, providing them with knowledge, events, resources and networking...

Up to £20k digital support for you and your community business

Up to £20k digital support for you and your community business

Power to Change have launched their Powering Up Programme offering a tailored support package worth up to £20,000 and Eastside Primetimers is delighted to partner again. The programme kicks off with digital support to help you and your community business to improve...

The Recovery Loan Scheme opens

The Recovery Loan Scheme opens

The Recovery Loan Fund provides loans to UK charities and social enterprises who have been impacted by Covid-19 and need funds to help them to survive, recover and grow. It has been established by Social Investment Business (SIB) to make an existing Government...

Community Integrated Care Welcome Life Opportunities Trust

Community Integrated Care Welcome Life Opportunities Trust

National social care charity Community Integrated Care has announced its merger with specialist learning disability charity, Life Opportunities Trust, in a new partnership supported by Eastside Primetimers consultants. Based in the South of England, the merger is part...

Application Window opens for the Enterprise Development Programme

Application Window opens for the Enterprise Development Programme

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five-year programme, funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. It is managed by a coalition of partners, including multiple infrastructure bodies (sector leads) and Social Investment Business as a strategic...

Charity Merger: Sonus and Deaf Action

Charity Merger: Sonus and Deaf Action

It was recently announced that the hearing loss charity Sonus has merged with Deaf Action. While both charities work with and support deaf people, Sonus is unique in providing a residential care home for deaf elderly people, whilst Deaf Action had an interest in...

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