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 [...]
Brighter Futures is a registered social landlord whose purpose is to help people recover a sense of self worth and to live in cohesive communities. It seeks to work with people who may be experiencing social exclusion such as homelessness, mental health issues or complex needs relating to substance misuse. Read more [...]
Community Campus is a community based social enterprise formed in 1987 to address the emerging crises of youth homelessness. Our work and development have now taken us further, we now have developed a range of holistic person centered innovative projects and services for young homeless and for other economically and 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.