Money matters

Helen Warrell's round-up of what's happening in the finance world.

- The Innovation Exchange is offering third sector groups a share of its £200,000 fund to build better relationships between innovators, investors and commissioners. Social enterprises and charities working with excluded youth are invited to join a scheme that will help them develop their work. To register, go to www.innovation-exchange.org/festivals-of-ideas.

- If that sounds too much like hard word, aspiring innovators can pick up a copy of Craig Dearden-Phillips' new book, Your Chance to Change the World: the no-fibbing guide to social entrepreneurship. Dearden-Phillips, founder of disability charity Speaking Up, now runs an enterprise employing more than 100 people. The book is published by the Directory of Social Change.

- Third sector organisations in search of new premises in London might like to drop in to an open day at Can Mezzanine's Loman Street offices on 1 May. The day will start with a breakfast event with current residents to discuss "life in the Mezz" and will continue with a tour of the building and conference facilities. For information, email c.farry@can-online.org.uk.

- The Community Development Finance Association is holding its annual conference, Money for Change, in Leeds from 25 to 27 June. The conference, whose theme is Evolution or Revolution?, will examine whether community development finance institutions evolve naturally or if a revolution is needed to inspire growth. For more information, go to www.cdfa.org.uk/cmframe.php?prmid=2200.

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