Money matters: David Ainsworth's round-up of what's happening in the finance world

David Ainsworth's round-up of what's happening in the finance world.

- Gill Nunn will join Futurebuilders England as director of market development in October. She will be responsible for encouraging funding applications, marketing the fund to charities that are seeking investment and overseeing Futurebuilders' communications strategy. Nunn is currently director of innovation at the Charities Aid Foundation.

- A series of workshops for new social enterprises is being held in the east midlands. They cover topics including financing a business, understanding and accessing markets, modelling growth and development, and selling to the private and the public sectors. The programme is being delivered by voluntary sector partnership Social Enterprise East Midlands, working with Business Link East Midlands. See www.business link.gov.uk/eastmidlands/socialenterprise for details.

- The Charity Investors Group's next quarterly meeting will take place at the Bulldog Trust in London on 24 September. Dr Ian Goldin, director of the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford University, will speak on How Technology May Shape the Next 25 Years. See www.charityinvestorsgroup.org.uk/Events/Events.html for details.

- Credit unions will be eligible for individual grants of up to £1,000 from the Unity Trust Bank (logo pictured below) after its development fund doubled the amount of money it could give away. The Credit Union Development Fund has awarded more than £73,000 to 130 credit unions since it was set up in 1989.

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