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10 - 11 June 2009
Money for Change 2009, Crisis or opportunity?
Newcastle upon Tyne
Annual conference of the Community Development Finance Association will explore how CDFIs can continue to serve disadvantaged communities in a deepening recession.
www.cdfa.org.uk

11 June 2009
Introduction to Social Accounting
Wolverhampton
Workshop to give organisations a clear idea of what is involved in preparing social accounts.
info@socialauditnetwork.org.uk

11 June 2009
Mutual Responses to Personalisation
London
A conference held by Co-operatives UK that will explore the findings of its three year action research project funded by the Department of Health (Section 64) to pilot co-operatives and other mutual models for those in receipt of direct payments, particularly the elderly.
Advance booking is essential as places are limited.
petra.morris@cooperatives-uk.coop

16 June 2009
North West Social Enterprise Trade Fair
Liverpool
The region’s first social enterprise trade fair will offer a chance for attendees to find out more about the increasing opportunities for social enterprises and to participate in essential learning and trading experience.
info@senw.org.uk

23 - 25 June 2009
Professional Development for Social Enterprise Advisors
Bristol
A three-day training course delivered by Rise-SW, that will look at a range of topics including finance for social enterprise, performance reviews, and sustainability and options for growth.
www.rise-sw.co.uk

26 - 27 June 2009
Woolfest 2009
Cockermouth
Annual festival celebrating all aspects of natural fibres - their sources, uses and products - organised by members of the Wool Clip co-operative.
www.woolfest.co.uk

26 - 28 June 2009
Co-operatives 2009
Windsor
The premier annual conference for co-operatives in the UK, Co‑operatives 2009 is the national celebration of co‑operation bringing together co-operative members, employees and activists from all sections of the movement. The theme for this year’s event is “A better way of doing business”.
www.cooperatives-uk.coop

1 - 2 July 2009
Can Values Make a Difference?
Manchester
The premier annual conference for co-operatives in the UK, Co‑operatives 2009 is the national celebration of co‑operation bringing together co-operative members, employees and activists from all sections of the movement.
www.cooperatives-uk.coop

4 July 2009
International Co-operatives Day
World wide
The 87th ICA International Co-operatives Day and the 15th UN International Day of Co-operatives has the theme ‘Driving global recovery through co-operatives’.
www.ica.coop

10 - 11 July 2009
InterAct
Northampton
The 8th annual co-operative education conference has the theme ‘Co-operative contributions to social cohesion’. See article on page 22.
www.eastofengland.coop

13 - 14 July 2009
Social Firms UK annual conference
Manchester
The conference will showcase innovative work integration and job creation initiatives, debate practice and discuss the employment needs of people with disabilities, mental health problems and other disadvantages such as homelessness and ex-offending.
www.socialfirms.co.uk

6 - 8 october 2009
Social Enterprise World Forum
Melbourne, Australia
Building on the success of the first Social Enterprise World Forum held in Edinburgh last year, this event aims to support the emerging Australian social enterprise movement, showcase successful enterprises and raise the profile of social enterprise in the region and around the world.
www.sewf09.com