Cambs social enterprise place

On national Social Enterprise day, November 17th, it was announced that Cambridgeshire had been awarded coveted "Social Enterprise Place" status, one of only 19 such areas in the UK.


The awarding of Social Enterprise Place status celebrates the thriving social enterprise sector in Cambridgeshire and supports its future growth and development.  SEEE estimate that there are at least 175 social enterprises in the county tackling issues such as homelessness, unemployment, disability and financial exclusion and a recent survey of these businesses showed that 55% reported growth over the last year.

 

Read more about the social enterprise launch here

 

Read latest up dates March 2017 and May 2017

 

To secure Social Enterprise Place status a Action Plan has been established for the coming year.  The action plan can found here

 

The key aims featured are:

  • Aim 1 - To ensure that anyone working in, or wanting to set up a social enterprise can access resources and support to help them
  • Aim 2 - To produce a directory of social enterprises and their products and services, and encourage social enterprises to work more closely together for mutual benefit
  • Aim 3 - To build a culture in Cambridgeshire of 'buying social' and social innovation encouraging consumers, businesses and the public sector to source products and services from social enterprise, and for social enterprise to be promoted as a business model that contributes significantly to the local economy.

 

For further information about Cambridgeshire Social Enterprise County contact Elaine McCorriston at elaine.mccorriston@allia.org.uk