Building Capacity for Volunteering in East Kent

Find out how we're helping Dover District Volunteer Centre and Thanet Volunteer Bureau identify their strengths and areas for improvement and build capacity for volunteering in East Kent.

Home-Start Norfolk

Home-Start Norfolk commissioned Steve to undertake our biggest Home-Start evaluation to date, which engaged over 400 families, volunteers and referrers from all parts of Norfolk.

Home-Start Essex in Basildon

Find out more about the Organisational Strengths Review we completed for Home-Start Essex in Basildon, in connection with their new Big Lottery Fund project, Well Parent.

Big Lottery Fund Success! Home-Start East Suffolk

We're thrilled to hear that another of our charity clients, Home-Start East Suffolk, has received some good news from the Big Lottery Fund this...

Home-Start in Suffolk

Steve was commissioned by two Home-Start schemes in Suffolk to undertake due diligence ahead of their potential merger.

Thanet Volunteer Bureau Big Lottery Fund Success!

We're thrilled to hear from another charity client, Thanet Volunteer Bureau, that their recent Big Lottery Fund bid has been successful. We were...

Home-Start Bristol Big Lottery Fund Success!

We're thrilled to hear our clients Home-Start Bristol have been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant to support local families with young children.

On World Mental Health Day

Truth is, none of us are immune to mental health problems. A few quotes from people we've met along the way.

Social Impact: Natwest Content Live

How do you measure social impact? That was the question posed to Steve Allman by NatWest bank, which recently wrote about measuring social...

Big Lottery Fund Success for Discrimination Charity!

Our evaluation client, Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), is celebrating a £350,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Social Good Six features interview with Steve Allman

We're thrilled that Steve Allman is featured in Social Good Six, an interview series by Alex Swallow which explores the work and motivations of...

International Women’s Day: Our Work With Inspiring Women

It's International Women's Day. Not only am I very fortunate to have married an inspirational woman (10x brownie points!) but I'm very fortunate...

Big Lottery Fund Boost for Domestic Abuse

We were thrilled to hear from one of our recent evaluation clients, Home-Start Shepway, that they have been awarded a £499,999 Big Lottery Fund...

The Social Enterprise Blending Bikes and Disability Inclusion

Jessie and her mum Jill sat in Pizza Express in their home city of Nottingham one evening watching the waiting staff at work. They...

“Imagine Amazon for Disabled Children & Families; that’s SENDirect.”

It's a year since we interviewed SENDirect on behalf of School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia. SENDirect is a new concept of personalised information...

Labelled CIC Inspires Young People Through Enterprise

It's a year since we interviewed Labelled CIC on behalf of School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia. Darlington-based social enterprise Labelled supports young people...

A to Z of Home-Start Evaluation

Home-Start Bristol very kindly invited me to their Regional Cluster Meeting yesterday to share my top tips for evaluation with Home-Start schemes from across...

School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia Launches NDIS Accelerator Programme

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) launched Australia’s first enterprise-based learning program this week to support disability organisations to develop market orientated, client focused...

“Exporting Social Enterprise” Report Launches at Good Deals Conference

"Exporting Social Enterprise", a report co-authored by Steve Allman and based on his research earlier this year, has been launched by Social Enterprise UK...

Talking Greek Mythology & Social Enterprise in Athens

British Council Greece invited Steve Allman to Athens this week to present at their Social Enterprise conference, Doing Things The Other Way. Steve...

Disability Focus Conference, Suffolk

The Suffolk Consortium of User Led Organisations and Individuals invited Steve Allman to chair their annual conference at Suffolk One this week. The...

Talking Inclusion With Chinese Social Entrepreneurs

British Council Beijing invited Steve Allman to meet with a delegation of Chinese social entrepreneurs this week and talk about disability and social enterprise...

Royal Mail Paralympic Stamps Deliver 2nd Class Inclusion

Has Royal Mail's Paralympic stamp decision  failed to deliver on what could have been a first class opportunity to stamp out exclusion during the...

World Autism Day – Breaking Butterfly Jars

I hope World Autism Day goes some way to changing the perceptions society has about people with autism.  People like Mark... Mark is in...

How To Be a Startup Social Enterprise Superhero!

This week Social Enterprise UK very kindly asked me to speak at the Social Enterprise Exchange Conference in Glasgow, where over 1200 people from...

Chenterprise: Oh No, Not Another Social Enterprise Definition…

Charity sits at home with a glass of sherry listening to Classic FM. Having relaxed in a warm bath of bubbles, Charity eases back...

10 Startup Social Enterprise Lessons from 80s Kids TV

Social Enterprise UK invited Steve Allman to talk to a group of aspiring social entrepreneurs about business essentials for those leading startup social enterprises. ...