Work with unemployed people? Help them become their own boss!


Do you work with someone looking to change things in your community? We could provide expert input to turn their ideas into a real social enterprise.

Is there a popular activity in your building for people who aren’t in work? Maybe it’s a skills club, a support group for people with learning difficulties, or simply a pre-school with parents looking to return to work. We’d love to talk with the people who run these activities about setting up a taster session exploring social enterprise.

As part of our Inspiring Enterprise project, Action Hampshire is offering support to organisations and their beneficiaries / clients. Let us know if you’d like some postcards for potential participants!

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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 Alison Bridge, the Inspiring Enterprise Administrator, by email or on 01962 857380. If you’re in the Basingstoke area, do let your participants and beneficiaries know about our ‘Is Social Enterprise For Me’ taster session on Wednesday 16 May at the Discovery Centre. More details here.

This is lovely, but what is social enterprise?

It is 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.