A social enterprise is a business with a social purpose – they are often called “profit for purpose” organisations and play an increasingly important role in the economy. A 2015 survey by SE UK found that there are approximately 70,000 social enterprises in the UK, contributing £24 billion to the economy and employing nearly a million people.
We know that social enterprises can create innovative solutions to some of society’s long term problems, and by generating income they can do this in a sustainable manner.
We see an active role for EHG as an advocate of social enterprise as sustainable models of societal change.
Our programme supports the development of local social enterprises through business coaching, networking, training opportunities and funding to create a package of support to help them thrive.