social enterprise

Cornwall entrepreneur shortlisted for National Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017

Cornwall based entrepreneur, Nikki Markham, has won through from over 200 entries to become one of the five finalists in this year’s Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She now has a chance, through a public vote, to win £10,000 for her organisation.

Nikki Markham is the founder of Battling On, a social enterprise which support veterans to reintegrate into civilian life...

Judi Spiers officially opens new Social Enterprise Charity Shop in City-centre

Popular presenter and broadcaster Judi Spiers opened the latest new social enterprise charity shop for WESC Foundation in an official ribbon cutting ceremony at Sidwell Street, Exeter.

WESC Foundation (WESC), a school and college for children, young people and adults with sight loss is a specialist centre for Visual Impairment. The charity’s aim is to provide education and care for...

Social Enterprise for the 21st Century

The University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, has been commended by Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evans in recognition of its commitment to Social Enterprise.

The University has become one of only four universities in the UK to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark. This makes Plymouth, which was the UK's first social enterprise city, the only city in the UK with two...

University recognised for social enterprise

The Plymouth-based University of St Mark & St John has become one of only four universities in the UK to have been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, indicating that it is a social enterprise supporting the community, the environment and with good social purpose.

The Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the UK and international certification authority that safeguards social enterprise...

Council launches new social enterprise investment fund

A new Social Enterprise investment fund is being launched by Plymouth City Council to help social enterprises develop.

A fund of £500,000 is now available for social enterprises to access a bespoke support package to help their ideas become a business reality.

The £500,000 fund comes from the Council's 'Building for Jobs' Investment Fund – one of the Council's 19 'Plan for Jobs...

Plymouth Guild to lead bid for new social enterprise

Plymouth City Council has chosen Plymouth Guild to lead a funding bid for a new social enterprise run by older people for older people.

The bid which is worth up to £6 million over six years is being submitted to the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme. It funds community-led projects that enable older people who are most at risk of social isolation and...

Council plans new social enterprise for Plymouth's senior citizens

Plymouth City Council has unveiled plans to set up a social enterprise run by older people for older people.

A funding bid worth up to £6 million over six years is being submitted to the Big Lottery Fund. The project aims to tackle social isolation by getting older people more involved in their communities and in the design and delivery of services.

A Council spokesperson said...