Social enterprise investor expands to North West

first_img Tagged with: Finance Funding North West  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Social enterprise investor expands to North West About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Key Fund, the Sheffield-based investor in social enterprises, is expanding its team to serve enterprises with social aims in the North West of England.The Key Fund is itself a social enterprise. It offer advise and finance solutions to social entrepreneurs and community groups, helping only those who have been turned down by traditional banks.Its funding and support has helped community-owned assets such as failing pubs and swimming pools restored by community groups and turned into social hubs.It provides investments from £2,500 to £150,000 to social enterprises based or working in the North and North Midlands.It has been making loans for ten years, during which time it has invested over £25 million in over 2,000 third sector organisations, funding over 6,500 training opportunities and 146 new business start-ups.Matt Smith, Fund Manager at the Key Fund, said: “In light of the Libor scandal and the general anger around mainstream banks, we’ve experienced a growing demand for finance and business with a social heart. The organisations we help not only become sustainable social enterprises but give something back to their communities.”The Key Fund celebrates the tenth anniversary of its first loan this year and has to date awarded over £25m in over 2,000 third sector organisations, funding over 6,500 training opportunities, 146 new business start-ups creating 813 jobs while and safeguarding 716 jobs.www.thekeyfund.co.uk Howard Lake | 26 July 2012 | Newslast_img read more

Dr. Johnny Long chosen to receive ‘Healing Hands Award’

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Monday, June 10, 2013 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Dr. Johnny Long chosen to receive ‘Healing Hands Award’ Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like FLOWING WATERS Although it appears a little low, the Conecuh River is still within normal variations for the season, according to officials…. read more Print Article Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “I greatly appreciate this award and this recognition but I don’t know why I was chosen. There are many who are more deserving than, I am,” he said.However, the award’s recognition of those who motivate others to great achievement is tailor made for Long. His goal as an educator is, and has been, to motivate and inspire his students to achieve their goals.As a teacher, Long said that he taught his students all he knew and then let them take it from there. Email the author Sponsored Content Latest Stories Dr. Johnny Long, director of bands emeritus at Troy University, has been chosen to receive the ASF Foundation’s Healing Hands award, which is the highest award the Foundation offers.Dr. LongThe Healing Hands Award is recognition of unique actions taken by individuals to promote the concept of healing grace, comfort and inspiration to others or of motivating others to great achievement.In true Dr. Johnny Long fashion, he quickly turned the recognition from himself to others. “If students only learn what their teachers know, then we would go back to the Stone Age,” he said. “What I have always tried to do is create a spark in my students so that they would want to excel. Students have to be motivated to set goals and be inspired to reach them.“I learned so much from my students who were brighter and more talented than I am. What could I teach them? They knew more than I did. All I could do was motivate them to do the things they were capable of doing, to do what they wanted to do and be what they wanted to be. If I did a good job of that, then that is my reward.”Long said that his greatest thrill comes from seeing his students grow in knowledge and excel in life.“Right now, two of my boys are president of state bandmaster associations and several of my students have received teacher of the year awards,” Long said. “My goal has always been to see my students excel. That’s what it’s all about. Not me.” By The Penny Hoarder Skip By Jaine Treadwell Long credits his mother as the one who motivated and inspired him to excel and his list of achievements is long and storied.He has dedicated his life to service and has been a leader in the Troy community for years. He has served as president of the Troy Chamber of Commerce, the Troy City Board of Education and the Troy Rotary Club. He is a past commander of VFW Post 96 in Montgomery.Long is an Eagle Scout, which he said is one of his most distinguished achievements. He has been a strong supporter of the local Boy Scout troops. He served as the director of the Southeast Alabama Community Band until he stepped down this year.Long has served Troy University as director of the famed “South of the South Marching Band,” as the dean of the School of Fine Arts and as the distinguished professor of music emeritus. He is a past president of the American Band Masters Association, honorary president of the National Band Association and an honorary life member of the American Band Masters Association.Long is an inductee into the National Band Association’s Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors.In 2012, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. presented Long with the Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award as one of the top 10 teachers in the nation.Two buildings on the Troy University campus are named for Long.Of all his achievements, Long said his greatest is his marriage of 62 years to Mary Lynn.The presentation ceremony for The Healing Hands Award will take place at 7 p.m. June 21 at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham during the ASF Foundation Opening Ceremonies XXXI on Alabama Public Television stations statewide.last_img read more