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Social and community businesses and entrepreneurs

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionised the fishing industry.” Bill Drayton

Do you want to take a more entrepreneurial approach to running your organisation or are you a new or aspiring social entrepreneur?

These pages will give information, ideas and insights into running a social enterprise or developing an enterprising way of working.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Hampshire

Changing the future, one business at a time

Training and developing people to run successful businesses that help the community and address social problems.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Hampshire provides an exciting and… Read more

"Building Better Social Enterprises"

A new project to help budding entrepreneurs in the M3 corridor has been launched thanks to a significant grant secured from the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF).
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Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme

A busy time of the year for the Lloyds Banks Social Entrepreneurs programme – Graduation for the current group of students is to be held on Thursday 6th October at the Winchester Science Centre, the end of a year of opportunities for them. We… Read more

Carolyn Barber

Social Enterprise News / 20.05.15

The first Strong Minds Programme for social entrepreneurs started in January 2015 for people recovering from serious health problems. Students completing the programme presented their enterprise ideas in March to an invited audience at the… Read more

Rob Fackrell

Social Enterprise News / 20.05.15

"Why are you called The Unlikely Lads?” is one of the questions we get asked the most. It is easy to explain, Chris and I have very different backgrounds and yet we have a shared passion to provide "Better Beginnings for Boys. Read more

Emma Boorn

Social Enterprise News / 20.03.15

Emma set up her social enterprise Your Money Your Way in 2013 driven by her passion to help people manage their money more effectively and address their spending habits. Read more

Stuart Mills

Social Enterprise News / 20.03.15

We set up Wild Thyme because we wanted to create a new worker co-operative run social enterprise in Portsmouth, and a place where people could buy tasty, nutritious food. Read more