on 11 September 2012
We’re excited to be working with Dan Thompson on his latest project, #wewillgather. If you’ve not met Dan Thompson before, look no further than #riotcleanup, which he masterminded, with the help of some talented friends.
Dan’s also been leading pioneering work through the Empty Shops Network to share knowledge and help local communities breathe new life into empty shops on the highstreet. He’s also helping us out with our new Retail Ready People programme, ...
When we relaunched our vInspired Cashpoint programme (which offers small grants to budding social entrepreneurs) a couple of months ago, it was with a couple of clear goals:
1) give young people the tools to develop those social action ideas they had been simmering away, but hadn’t had the funds or confidence to develop
2) inspire young people who had never even dreamed that social entrepreneurship would be for them, and show them that they could be the agents of the cha...
on 02 March 2012
I am very excited to welcome Junction49.co.uk into the vInspired family. It's great that we have this opportunity to further develop the support we provide to young people wanting to get involved in volunteering and social action.
I have a personal stake in this as in my previous role at TimeBank I was part of the team that developed and launched junction49 back in 2007. For me it's like being reunited with an old friend and for vInspired it's a great fit with o...
on 02 February 2012
We’re always hearing about ‘anti-social behaviour’ but we don’t hear much about its antithesis - pro-social behaviour. It sounds like something from ‘Brave New World’ but just means volunteering, involvement in decision making or local and community organisations.
Commissioned by the last Government, the Department for Education (DfE) has just published research into pro-social behaviour of 16-19 year olds. It turns out that, contrary to media r...