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September 19th, 2018 09:29

The New Economy Programme

Nathan Brown (Co-op Culture)
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Stir To Action are looking for sponsored places to widen participation. 27 workshops over 1 year aiming to train 1000 people. https://www.stirtoaction.com/workshops

Nathan Brown (Co-op Culture)

Nathan Brown (Co-op Culture) September 19th, 2018 09:35

Stir To Action are looking for organisations to sponsor places on their New Economy Programme at £75 a head so that people who might otherwise not be able to afford to attend are able to. Given the content of the workshops is congruent with Platform 6 aims - with specific sessions on Worker Co-ops and Community Shares/Community Ownership I wondered if Platform 6 should sponsor some places, especially given our recent windfall from Co-operatives South East. They are offering co-branding on the workhops that are sponsored so might be a nice tangible way to demonstrate that Platform 6 is making a difference, and promote it to a receptive audience! Co-op Cultue sponsored 2 places and I'm aware that Co-op Futures, Suma and others are involved as partners.

***Declaration of interest: I am doing some development work with Stir To Action (Worker Co-op Articles sent off to Co Hse last week) on a very reduced day rate as a long term project.

Jonny Gordon-Farleigh

Jonny Gordon-Farleigh October 10th, 2018 13:18

Thanks for sharing Nathan. I know Mark is working with the IWW and couriers at the moment, and there are the recent Mcstrikes. Sion and I are keen to get sponsorship for his 12 December Worker Co-op workshop in London and were thinking we could frame this sponsorship around alternatives to the gig economy and general some interest in co-ops with newly emerging freelance unions and campaigns.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) October 10th, 2018 19:25

Happy to consider this. We don't actually have a voting membership until we launch the membership offer (imminent). How quickly do we need to make a decision?

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) October 10th, 2018 19:27

There is a small bit of funding also needed to fund travel for advocates to go and speak to courier networks in several UK cities about the worker co-op option. Was originally thinking SolidFund, but P6 an option too.

Jonny Gordon-Farleigh

Jonny Gordon-Farleigh October 11th, 2018 13:46

Thanks Mark. The workshop is on 12 December, so it would useful to launch a small media campaign to offer the places by mid-November. Does that sound workable?

Thanks!
Jonny Gordon-Farleigh

Join a 1000 people on Stir to Action's New Economy Programme ( https://www.stirtoaction.com/workshops )this year!

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) October 18th, 2018 10:32

I'll put it to the Directors - watch this space

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) October 18th, 2018 10:41

To make this easier and to road test our draft proposal process could you @jonnygordonfarleig or @nathanbrown complete and return the attached proposal form to to info@platform6.coop ? Any feedback on the form gratefully received.

Mark Simmonds  (Co-op Culture & Platform 6)

Mark Simmonds (Co-op Culture & Platform 6) October 23rd, 2018 13:29

@jonnygordonfarleig and @nathanbrown we've got a directors' meeting tomorrow. Any chance you could complete the very short proposal template? We could make a decision then.