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LATEST NEWS

EXTRA INCLUSIVE SPORTS SESSIONS

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We are delighted to add an extra session of our inclusive and adapted sports session for the students at Clacton County High School each Friday 3.15-4.15pm

EXPERIENCE LAB

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6 lucky pupils from Clacton County High will gain experience of the hospitality industry thanks to our partnership with the North Hill Hotel in Colchester. 

FUTURES ACADEMY

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We are delighted to be welcoming 12 new students to our Futures Academy mentoring programme early in June. Lookout for photos and updates of what they get up to. 

CHARITY FIREWALK

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Are you brave enough to take part in our firewalk? 30th August venue TBC minimum sponsorship £75 there will be an after party with live music 

FUNDRAISING & EVENTS VOLUNTEER

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Do you have flare for events and are you inventive about fundraising? Do you have time to spare and want to join our team? Please get in touch!

TEA ON THE TERRACE

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We are setting up an afternoon of networking enjoying the outdoors on July 1st 2019. If you would like a stand or become a sponsor please get in touch

EXPERIENCE LAB

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We are excited to be delivering our first ever Experience Lab in May with the fantastic North Hill Hotel & Green Room. 6 students will benefit from this unique, live experience. 

SUMMER NETWORKING EVENT

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We are soon releasing information about our summer, outdoor networking event. If you are interested in booking a stand or sponsorship please get in touch with us. 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

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We are still actively seeking volunteers who share our mission of opportunities for young people. You can see more on our volunteering page. 

MENTORING TRAINING

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We have our mentoring training taking place with the amazing Eileen Hutchinson on 8/9th April. if you would like to attend this or future sessions please get in touch. 

ASDAN

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Unity Enterprises is to work towards becoming a registered ASDAN centre to deliver a range of short courses and accredited learning. 

GOALS UK

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Over the next few months Unity Enterprises will be working towards becoming a licensed trainer of GoalsUK. This is a fantastic motivational coaching programme. 

TRANSFORM FOUNDATION

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We are delighted to have been awarded funding to develop a new website which will allow us to be more engaging and interactive with our supporters. Keep a look out for more information as this develops. 

EVOLVE EDUCATION EVENT

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We invite you to our first ever Evolve event. This is an event exclusively for education providers and schools to discuss challenges and come up with joint solutions and collaboration opportunities. You can sign up FREE here

CLUB UNITY GOING LIVE

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Club Unity is our exclusive business network which contributes to social change. We are excited to release information in April. Watch this space!

LAUNCH EMPOWERMENT DAYS

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Our empowerment days are now live. These enable young people to be creative, learn new skills and benefit from the guidance of our mentors on a host of topics. Ask us more about how these days can support your students. 

THE EXPERIENCE LAB

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The Experience Lab will be coming soon. The Experience Lab provides young people with the opportunity to explore the world of work, develop new skills and learn what skills will make them great employees of the future. 

SPORT ENGLAND

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We are delighted to have been awarded funding from Sport England to deliver more of our 'UnityGO' inclusive and adapted sports and other sports sessions in Clacton. We will soon release details of the sessions and how to sign up or make a referral.  

ARMED FORCES COVENANT

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Unity Enterprises is very proud to pledge our support to the armed forces covenant and show our support to those who have served. ForOurForces

WILKIN & SONS OF TIPTREE

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We are hugely grateful to wILKIN & sons of Tiptree for being the latest employer to get on board and support our work. We look forward to working with them soon. 

UNITYGO GOES LIVE

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Our adapted and inclusive sports sessions are going live on 9th April at Bishop's Park, Clacton in the sports hall. Anyone 13+ can attend these sessions free of charge. 

SOCIAL INVESTMENT BUSINESS

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We are delighted to announce funding from Social Investment Business as part of their Enterprise Development Programme. This will support us to ensure we are ready to scale up our activities and support more young people. 

METRO BANK SPONSORS NETWALK

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Metro Bank have kindly sponsored our first Colchester Netwalk and we will be hosted by them after for tea and coffee. Sign up on our events page. We thanks Chris, Rebecca and the team at Metro Bank for their support. 

FIREBREAK

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Huge thanks to Essex Fire Service for partnership giving our young people. the opportunity to take part in a firebreak course as part of the first cohort of the Futures Academy. 

UNITY JOINS THE ALLIANCE

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Unity Enterprises is now a member of the alliance which provides support and a voice for the community sector in Essex. We look forward to playing our part and gaining the benefits of being an active member. 

DISABILITY CONFIDENT BADGE

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Unity Enterprises East Anglia have now received our disability confident badge and are at committed status. We will be working hard towards gaining our confident status over the coming months through our work with volunteers. 

THANKS TO KAT MARKETING

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We would like to say a huge thanks to Kat Marketing for supporting us with our launch and developing a marketing strategy. We are really excited about working with them moving forward on marketing and getting our key messages out there. 

UNITY NETWALK

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We have just announced our first ever Network event! Join us in raising money towards our work whilst meeting like minded businesses and professionals. We will enjoy a refreshing autumn walk around Castle Park finished off with tea & coffee and pastries. Look out for news of our Clacton & Harwich Netwalks coming soon. Kindly sponsored by Metro Bank

IF NOT ME INCLUSION COACHING

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Unity Enterprises have teamed up with our Operations Director Steve Morley to add to our overall business engagement offer so we can now offer workshops on a range of inclusion and wellbeing topics to upskill your staff. You can find out more here 

FUNDRAISING EVENT PLANNING

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We are busy planning our fundraising calendar and would love to hear from you. Do you have an idea no matter how 'out there' it may seem? Do you have a talent for fundraising and events and want to volunteer? We'd love you to get in touch. 

FUNDRAISING REGULATOR

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Unity Enterprises East Anglia  are now registered with the fundraising regulator. We fully support the fundraising code and manage our resources carefully. 

SMALL CHARITIES COALITION

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We are delighted to have now been accepted as members of the small charities coalition. We  are proud to support the sector and the huge difference small charities make. 

EASY FUNDRAISING

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You can now support our work when you shop online through Easy Fundraising. It's quick, simple and free. You can find out more here.

REGISTERED WITH ICO

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Unity Enterprises East Anglia is now fully registered with the Information Commissioners Office. We care about how we handle and process personal data. 

NEW LOGO AND BRANDING

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We would like to say a huge thank you to Alistair Hunter and his team at Direct solutions for supporting us with our new logo and branding and printing ready for our official launch event. 

FUTURES ACADEMY

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We are looking forward to the launch event to speak more about the Futures Academy pilot and how we see this growing and developing over the next 12 months. 

LAUNCH EVENT

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Please join us for our official launch event taking place at the Kingscliff Hotel on 12th February 2019. Free breakfast and networking and the opportunity to find out more about our work and explore how you can get involved and how this can benefit you. We are very grateful to WRS Insurance for sponsoring this event for us. Please Sign up via Eventbrite - Unity Enterprises East Anglia. 

EAST OF ENGLAND COOP TOKENS

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We are very pleased to have been chosen as one of 3 recipients of funding through East of England Coop community token scheme. We are pleased to have been awarded £300 from your kind votes in the Clacton On Sea stores. This funding will be contributing to our first cohort of the Futures Academy. 

TESCO BAGS OF HELP

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We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of Tesco's bag for help token scheme. Thanks to your votes we have been awarded £2000 towards our Futures Academy programme. Huge thank you to everyone who voted for us, this funding will make a huge difference to young people. 

FSJ CHARITIES FUNDING

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We are delighted to announce funding from FSJ charities trust to fund our first cohort of The Futures Academy. We thank them for the belief in our work and the vision of how the programme can develop and evolve over the next 12 months. 

ACTIVE ESSEX FUNDING

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Huge thanks to Active Essex who are funding our projects such as inclusive sports, satellite club funding and for our community and corporate sports day event. This is a key element of our delivery and supports the health and wellbeing, motivation and engagement of our young people.

DIRECT SOLUTIONS

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We would like to say a huge thank you to Alistair Hunter and his team at Direct Solutions in Clacton for all his support with branding, printing and getting us ready for our launch with his professional services. This will help us with our image, brand and setting ourselves apart. We look forward to working with them on other projects and getting them involved in our work. 

UK POWER NETWORKS PARTNERS

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We are delighted to link up with UK Power Networks through their Colchester offices to offer workplace experience visits, mentors and other projects. We are hugely looking forward to working with them and their staff.

NCVO MEMBERSHIP

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Unity Enterprises East Anglia is pleased to be a member of NCVO to support our development and growth. We look forward to taking advantage of and enjoying the benefits being a member provides. 

ESSEX LOTTERY

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You can now support our work through playing the Essex Lottery which supports good causes in Essex. you can win unto £25,000 and support us to reach out to more young people who need us. Please take a look at their website to support us. 

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE UK MEMBER

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We are delighted to become a certified member of Social Enterprise UK. We support social enterprise in all we do and promote the sector. We look forward to working with them, attending events and networking with other social enterprises. 

TENDRING COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP

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We are members of Tendring Community Safety Partnership. We are keen to work with them to offer more referral routes to services which enable young people to take advantage of local interventions and engagement opportunities.