Covid-19: Webinars for social businesses

Social Business Wales is hosting a range of webinars in response to common issues arising for social businesses during the COVID‑19 crisis.

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Past webinars

Firebreak Lockdown – bitesize video guides

Advice on funding options for social businesses during the Firebreak Lockdown starting 23rd October 2020 is available here.

Guidance on using the Welsh Government funding Eligibility Checker is available here.

Further information

Welsh Government funding option information available here.

Social Business Wales ran this webinar on 20 October 2020 to update the sector on key HR issues including managing the end of furlough, assessing the implications of the new job support scheme and exploring the options available to social businesses – with a Q&A session with an HR expert.

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HR FAQ with the Social Business Wales team

English version

Joelle Campbell from Social Business Wales and Corrina Lloyd-Jones from Menter a Busnes go through some Frequently Asked Questions about HR implications for social businesses with updates to UK and Welsh Government support.  

Welsh version

Branwen Ellis from Social Business Wales and Corrina Lloyd-Jones from Menter a Busnes go through some Frequently Asked Questions about HR implications for social businesses with updates to UK and Welsh Government support.

Looking for information on the funding options available for your social business? This webinar took place on 6 October 2020.

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Social Investment Cymru and Social Business Wales discuss the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales – providing cashflow support to help charities and voluntary organisations through the Covid-19 crisis. This webinar was delivered on 21 September 2020.

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This webinar delivered in July 2020 is targeted at social businesses and SMEs looking to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of collaborative working, and raise awareness of new opportunities for their business.

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Recording

Delivered in June 2020, this webinar features three inspirational social entrepreneurs talking through the process, challenges and high points of taking the e-commerce route

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Shakira Joyner from HCHR joins Social Business Wales to discuss updates to the Job Retention Scheme. This webinar was delivered on 29 May 2020.

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Social Investment Cymru and Social Business Wales discuss the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales – providing cashflow support to help charities and voluntary organisations through the Covid-19 crisis. This webinar was delivered on 30 April 2020.

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Q&As on the Third Sector Resilience Fund

This webinar, delivered on 16 April 2020, covers:

  • The range of different funding options that are out there
    for businesses affected
  • The processes and criteria required to access the Welsh Government’s COVID-19 Economic Resilience Funding
  • Next steps … top tips to secure financial support

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Accessing Economic Resilience Funding Support Webinar Q&As

This webinar was delivered by Social Business Wales on Thursday 26 March 2020 to run through the financial support available for social businesses in Wales from the Government to help mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus.

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Delivered on Thursday 2 April 2020, this webinar is for social businesses worried about retaining staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many social businesses are thinking about how to keep employees on the payroll even though they’re unable to operate or have no work for people to do because of coronavirus. Our webinar, run by HR expert Shakira Joyner, talks through the principles of furloughing staff and how the job retention scheme will work.

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Q&As on furloughing

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If you're worried about your social business, give our team a call on

0300 111 5050

More Covid-19 resources

Social Business Wales has a range of other resources to help you during the Covid-19 pandemic