The 2nd Chance Group uses the power of sport to repair broken lives and build a stronger future for young people. We believe that sport is the most effective tool to combat the damage inflicted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as abuse, neglect or dysfunctional home environments, that are Read more [...]
Abianda is a social enterprise that works with gang-affected young women and the professionals that support them. Gang-affected young women are a hidden group in our communities, experience sexual violence and exploitation and can’t always access services for help. We aim to bring about a culture change in the way Read more [...]
Each and every area of Active Stirling is driven by the same belief – that everyone living in the Stirling Council area is entitled to participate in the sport and physical activity of their choice, irrespective of their age, ability or circumstance. We have 4 clear goals: Ensure the opportunities Read more [...]
As the social enterprise arm of the charity Age UK, our mission is to offer products and services that enhance later life. We have over 26 years experience in meeting the needs of our target audience and currently have over 1.1 million customers. We do not exist to make a Read more [...]
Allied Health Professionals Suffolk is a staff led social enterprise providing high quality accessible health care at the point of need to help people return to optimal health and stay healthy. We provide specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy and Back and Neck services to a large area of East Anglia. We also Read more [...]
Appoint Us Services is a Community Interest Company working closely with the local community to provide a wide range of person centred services. All of our services are individually tailored and we pride ourselves in being a unique organisation. Appoint Us Services was formed to provide a pathway to making Read more [...]
The ARC Centre is a refurbished building based within Sallyswood estate, owned and managed by local people, identifying local need and working in partnership with statutory agencies to table responses.
YOU DRINK, OTHERS DRINK AUARA, five letters that sound transparent and crystalline, give name to the first social enterprise in Spain which invests 100% of the dividends generated in social projects to provide clean water to people in need through sales of natural mineral water. We seek to turn the everyday Read more [...]
The Big Issue is one of the UK’s leading social businesses, which seventeen years since its inception continues to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income. The organisation is made up of two parts; a limited company which produces and distributes a magazine to Read more [...]
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) are here to promote the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the well-being of social workers. BASW has established an arms length trade union, the Social Workers Union (SWU) which together with our Advice Read more [...]
The high rate of unemployment, following the recession in the early 1980s, was the key driver for Business LaunchPad’s establishment. Twenty four years later, our services are as much in demand as ever and our mission remains the same: To offer practical, complete and personalised business guidance and support to Read more [...]
We provide accommodation to international students in central London. In addition we operate a number of social enterprises such as the 2nd Chance Furniture Re-use Project and foodbank in Warwickshire, various horticulture enterprises and a food re-distributing centre in Liverpool, in association with the Fareshare Community Food Network. In addition Read more [...]
Co-wheels is the UK’s only independent national car club, with 500+ cars over 60 locations across Scotland and England. Cars are hired for as little or long as needed – from half an hour up to several days, and members only pay for what they use. Co-wheels aims to reduce Read more [...]
Community Land and Finance CIC (CLF CIC) is a Community Development Finance Institution , providing finance solutions to community groups undertaking projects that benefit local people and help achieve more sustainable and functional communities. Examples of projects that may qualify for funding include: Affordable housing, community shops or workspace and Read more [...]
Community Transport Waltham Forest (CTWF) is a registered Charity with a dual purpose of providing sustainable group transport facility for local voluntary and community organisations and developing services which address the impact of social exclusion experienced by the elderly and disabled individuals in our community. We are embedded into the Read more [...]
Coventry University Social Enterprise offers universities the opportunity to work with existing businesses for economic and social benefit whilst developing students’ staff and alumni enterprise skills.
Destiny Support CIC, a voluntary organisation based in Slough, is open to all Slough residents with particular target to our ‘hard to reach’ families and communities including parents with special educational needs children. Our services include: Individual one to one support to people of all ages covering various support needs Read more [...]
Dorset Community Transport (also known as DCT) forms part of ECT Charity which is both a charity and a social enterprise that combines business thinking with social values to deliver high quality transport services that positively benefit the local communities. DCT’s community-based door-to-door transport services help keep disabled, isolated and/or Read more [...]
Ealing Community Transport (also known as ECT) forms part of ECT Charity, which is both a charity and a social enterprise that combines business thinking with social values to deliver high quality transport services that positively benefit the local communities. ECT’s community-based door-to-door transport services help keep disabled, isolated and/or lonely Read more [...]
We are Eco-Friendships CIC and our aim is to fund local community projects. By placing a textile banks at sites such as community centres, schools, sports clubs, we can donate 20% of the actual sale value directly to their community projects. Having the textile bank not only encourages recycling, it Read more [...]
Emmaus Cambridge is a charity which provides home and work for previously homeless people by collecting peoples’ surplus goods and selling them in our warehouse just to the north of Cambridge. The residents (called Companions) volunteer their time in the business in return for all of their accommodation needs and Read more [...]
Our mission is to inspire children & young people to achieve their potential and make a positive difference to the communities in which we work. We believe that by working with children & young people we can facilitate long-term positive change for individuals, local communities and at a national system Read more [...]
First Steps Bath’s mission is “To work in partnership with children, families, colleagues and the community by being a responsive, informed, reflective and innovative provider of early years’ education, childcare and integrated family services” In pursuing this mission First Steps will deliver value to: •Children, through access to quality integrated Read more [...]
Fotonow CIC is a social enterprise using creative media as a powerful and inclusive tool to enable people’s voices to be heard. What we do: We create innovative photographic, video and media projects We work with individuals to nurture ambition, develop confidence and create pathways into relevant employment in the Read more [...]
We pride ourselves on an ability to create bespoke services that cater to the needs of communities and investors. Our focus has always been on quality of delivery. Alongside our quality values, we are excellent at delivering contracts to target and time. We have spent the last 7 years working Read more [...]
HiSbe is a new type of supermarket, with a social enterprise model that serves the interests of people and communities. Here are some of the ways that we’re different: HiSbe runs on a social enterprise model that puts happiness before profits. Instead of maximising short-term profit, like big supermarkets, we Read more [...]
John Taylor Hospice is the oldest non-denominational hospice in the UK and has been providing care in the heart of our city for more than a century. More than 600 people across Birmingham will receive the care they need from John Taylor Hospice today. Our mission is to provide specialist Read more [...]
Just Ask Domestic Services is different from other domestic cleaning companies. They subsidise services to the vulnerable people in their local community, who could otherwise not afford domestic help. This is achieved by using the profits generated from clients who are able to pay the normal fees, to subsidise the Read more [...]
Key Fund is a social enterprise and understands the unique difficulties faced by similar organisations when looking to develop and grow. By providing loan tailored investments throughout the North of England and the Midlands, we are continuing in our mission to break down the barriers to accessing finance, enabling organisations Read more [...]
With over 12 years of community transport experience, the organisation continues to flourish and provide a diverse range of transport services wherever possible linking with existing bus and rail routes. 1 in 4 people in our catchment area are unable to drive or do not have access to a car. Read more [...]
Manor House Development Trust was established in 2007 as a community-led, charitable Trust that works in partnership with local residents, community groups, voluntary sector, private sector, and public agencies to bring about lasting improvements for the benefit of all in the Woodberry Down and Stamford Hill area of East London. Read more [...]
Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP) is part of the global Fairtrade organisation, working to secure a better deal for farmers and workers in Asia and Pacific. Fairtrade strengthens the position of farmers and workers in the value chain. By offering an alternative approach to trade, it supports producers Read more [...]
Paddington Development Trust (PDT) was formed by local residents in 1997 after years of political conflict and associated social and economic decline. Over the past twelve years PDT has acted as a catalyst to innovationary change in four of the poorest wards in London encompassing a population of 60,000 people Read more [...]
Partners for Possibility (PfP) is a creative solution to South Africa’ education crisis – it is a co-action, co-learning partnership between School Principals and Business Leaders, enabling social cohesion through partnerships, and empowering Principals to become change leaders in their schools and communities. Partners for Possibility (PfP) is the flagship programme Read more [...]
FRAME provides education, training and employment opportunities to people with all disabilities and people who are considered to be socially excluded, to enable them to test their ability to work, develop new skills and change direction in their lives. These opportunities are provided through the operation of a community re-use Read more [...]
Pentland Community Enterprises Limited was formed in February 2006 as a company limited by shares (company no SC309344). The company has been created to: * Manage the stock of 462 garages formally managed by its RSL parent company Pentland Housing Association. * Develop initiatives outwith the scope of its RSL Read more [...]
Real Baby Milk is a not-for-profit company which has lots to offer you. Whether you are looking for information about how to care for your baby, have been given one of our Essential Guides or you are looking to buy something from our shop, its all here! Please let us Read more [...]
At Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) we believe social enterprise has the power to change the world. We’re passionate about solving social problems and by working with individuals, organisations and sectors we harness the power of social enterprise to deliver real and lasting social change. We draw on our own very Read more [...]
Renaisi is an award-winning social enterprise that helps people and places to thrive. We launched almost 20 years ago (in 1998), originating in Hackney Council as a company created to spearhead the regeneration of the borough. Since then, we have gone on to support a wide range of clients across Read more [...]
Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. We are one of the largest volunteer organisations in the country. Our 35,000 volunteers help older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute to society. They do this by Read more [...]
As a Home Improvement Agency Somerset Care and Repair is a not for profit, locally based organisation that assists elderly, disabled or vulnerable clients by providing a range of services and adaptations designed specifically to help them remain independent in their own homes. By improving people’s living conditions, HIAs enhance Read more [...]
Furniture collection and redistribution over an area of 800sq miles. Delivering accredited training provision through contracts & SLA’s in computer recycling, carpentry, crafts & personal development to a wide range of people including those who are disadvantaged. We have a range of retail outlets including two shops and a warehouse.
The Southville Community Development Association (SCDA) runs a wide range of services in South Bristol including: nursery and out of school clubs, older peoples club and services, corporate and private room hire and weddings, cafe and catering services. We lead and support environmental and arts development projects which enhance the Read more [...]
At START, we use creativity to help vulnerable people from all walks of life improve their skills and gain in confidence. Our members often make remarkable progress and soon learn how to become valued members of the community, contributing in ways they themselves could never have imagined.
Start Creative is the commercial arm of Start in Salford. The people who work with us are highly trained individuals, all of whom benefit in some way from the creative process that goes into making our products. What’s more, every penny we make goes back into the charity to help Read more [...]
SWFT Clinical Services Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. When South Warwickshire Trust was awarded Foundation Trust status in 2010, it was one of the first in the country to set up a limited company as a subsidiary. Since then, many other Foundation Trusts Read more [...]
Tamar View Community Complex Ltd. came into being due to an announcement by the MoD to vacate and dispose of its surplus stock of Married Quarters on the Barne Barton Estate in Oct 99. A small number of local residents grouped together with a view to put together a plan Read more [...]
The Big Issue exists to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a entertainment and current affairs magazine to the general public. Vendor buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell it for £2.50, meaning each seller is a micro-entrepreneur who is working, not Read more [...]
The Lennox Partnership (TLP) was created in 1988, and re-named in July 2000, as a result of a merger between two Enterprise Trusts operating in West Dunbartonshire. Initially established to support the regeneration of the Clydebank area following the demise of the shipbuilding and heavy engineering sectors, and to continue Read more [...]
At the heart of The Factory is an up-cycling retail warehouse selling everything from a spare gear lever for your bike through to pallet wood furniture and everything in between. Also based at The Factory is: New Leaf Training: providing accredited qualifications including Painting and Decorating and Carpentry and Joinery. Read more [...]
Our History The Selby Trust was set up as a charity in 1992 by local people who recognised the need for a multi-purpose centre led by the community and third sector organisations. It was supported by the late Bernie Grant MP, who had a vision for a place in the Read more [...]
Developing a creative economy and community is about ensuring that people gain access to cultural activities and have a chance to participate and develop their skills and see the possibilities that these offer. Over the last 8 years, we have pioneered the use of cultural and arts projects to deliver Read more [...]
Westway CT sees the provision of transport as a means to a broader aim: harnessing community resources, meeting individual needs and creating social opportunities. It provides a range of low-cost, professional, user-friendly and flexible Community Transport Services to a variety of users, both groups and individuals, meeting their transport needs Read more [...]
Westway Development Trust works to benefit the diverse local community in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea through a huge range of projects and initiatives in areas as varied as school sports, services for ethnic minority communities and adult education. We work closely with numerous community groups, in partnership Read more [...]
Work West is a Local Enterprise Agency (social enterprise) located in the Glencolin ward of West Belfast and provides support for private and social businesses. A key focus at present and in the future for Work West is on social enterprise development. Work West currently manage an existing property base of Read more [...]
Social Enterprise Mark CIC exists to recognise and build the capabilities of social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact above shareholder profit.
We are committed to ensuring the social enterprise business model remains ethical, credible and commercial through accreditation.
The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation, enabling credible social enterprises to demonstrate their commitment to creating benefits for people and the planet.
The Social Enterprise Gold Mark offers enhanced accreditation and is the route to social enterprise excellence.