Are you the manager or pastoral care lead of a small business or organisation in Hackney? Do you worry that you don’t have the knowledge or skills to support your employees, volunteers and others you connect with who are experiencing mental health difficulties? Hackney Citizens has worked with Mayor Philip Glanville and Thrive London, to offer a 1 day Mental Health First Aid Training Course which will be facilitated by a trainer from Mental Health First Aid England.
The British Library are holding an info session for businesses on 12 August, detailing how their Business Centre can you with access to business and intellectual property information sources, as well as practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks which can help you make informed decisions about the development of your business ideas.
City & Hackney are working on co-producing a joint Autism Strategy. Their vision is to have an Autism Friendly City and Hackney. Businesses are invited to inform this strategy by completing a quick questionnaire.
The Draft Inclusive Economy Strategy sets out Hackney Council’s vision for a more inclusive local economy, and sets out the approach the Council is taking to promote this over the next five years. You can view the draft strategy and comment online before the consultation closes on 17 August 2019.
The Greater London Investment Fund (GLIF) is a new £55m debt fund to help address the SME finance gap in Greater London, providing access to capital to support growing SMEs. GLIF aims to transform the funding landscape for SME businesses and to help achieve economic growth through enterprise, promoting an inclusive and sustainable economy for London.