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Boomsatsuma welcomes Thangam Debbonaire MP

The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Thangam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West, met boomsatsuma staff and students to find out more about the challenges and opportunities facing the independent training and funding for the regions Creative Industry sector, joined by representatives from Better Society Capital, Bristol & Bath Regional …

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New chair appointed to the innovative partnership-led Bristol Local Access Programme

Innovative local partnership, the Bristol Local Access Programme (LAP), created to develop stronger and more sustainable social enterprises in Bristol, has appointed former chair of both Investing for Good and EIRIS Sally Britton, as its new independent chair. The LAP has played a significant role in supporting the growth of social enterprises in the city …

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Alternative education provider Urban Pursuit secures £55k investment to support more young people struggling at school

Bristol-based alternative learning provider Urban Pursuit has secured an investment of £55k through local impact investors BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) to support its work with local young people who are struggling with their education. The investment from the BBRC-managed City Funds impact investment fund will enable the organisation to take on a new …

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Transformative £2.5m investment programme empowers Bristol’s social enterprises and unveils further £1.3m investment fund

An innovative programme created to develop stronger and more sustainable social enterprises in Bristol is poised to launch a second round of funding and support, injecting a further £1.3m into the sector over the next 12 months. First launched in 2021, the Bristol Local Access Programme has played an important role in supporting the growth …

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Flagship £2.5m public and private sector deal delivers new homes for refugees in Bristol

A unique partnership, bringing public and private investment together with a leading social enterprise, will create new permanent high-quality housing for Ukrainian refugees in Bristol and pave the way for future local affordable housing schemes. The innovative deal has been led by ACH (Ashley Community & Housing), a Bristol-based refugee housing and integration organisation, who …

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Wake The Tiger secures £350k City Funds investment to propel growth and foster social impact

Bristol-based immersive visitor attraction Wake The Tiger has secured investment of £350k through local impact investors BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) to support the next stage of its ambitious growth in the city. Last year, the ‘Amazement Park®’, which was founded in 2021 by the visionary team behind Boomtown Festival, saw over 250,000 visitors …

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Social Economy West support programme launched

Charities, third sector organisations, social enterprises, and co-operatives across the West of England are set to benefit from enhanced support to help them overcome increasing demand amid the cost-of-living crisis. Social Economy West will help the sector in the region to grow, as well as providing tailored support to organisations to help them become more …

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