What is our mission?
The Mission of Social Enterprise Link is to help create and then maintain a Social Economy Enterprise sector that commands 25% of the local economic activity by 2035 in Wessex.
Have you ever bought the Big Issue? Read it over a bar of Divine chocolate? Watched Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen? Visited the Eden Project? Shopped at the Co-op? Joined a Credit Union?
Well, then you already know a bit about social enterprises: businesses that are changing the world for the better.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community so when they profit, society profits.
What are social enterprise places?
Social Enterprise Places are areas where social enterprise activity is thriving. From quarters, towns, cities and zones - areas around the UK are declaring themselves as social enterprise places committed to investing in the sector.