Social enterprise with out of work people


Do you have plans to start a social enterprise yourself, working together with local unemployed people to change things in your community? We could provide some expert input to get your ideas off the ground.

Or is there an activity in your building which already brings in lots of people who aren’t in work; maybe something like a skills club, a support group for people with learning difficulties, or simply a pre-school with plenty of non-working parents? We’d love to talk with the people who run these activities about setting up a ‘taster session’ on social enterprise.

The Inspiring Enterprise project covers all of Hampshire except the stretch from the New Forest Waterside area (around Marchwood and Hythe) heading east through Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham, Portsmouth, and Havant. For more info and a map of the eligible area, click here.

Get in touch with Kevin Sawers, our Community Buildings and Enterprise Officer, by email or on 01962 857358.

In case you’re wondering what a social enterprise is, it’s basically a business that uses its profits to make a positive difference in the world. A social enterprise is simply an enterprise (in other words, a business) with a social purpose. Social Enterprise UK has a wealth of information about the social enterprise world, and Action Hampshire’s website has details of our work in this growing area.