Social Enterprises are businesses that trade in the market in order to fulfil social aims. They bring people and communities together for economic development and social gain. They come in a variety of forms including; employee owned businesses, credit unions, co-operatives, development trusts, social firms, community businesses and charities trading arms.
Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership
The Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership have information and guidance to create and develop social enterprises as a mean of developing the local economy.
Developing Social Enterprise in Eden
We encourage the development of social enterprises in the district. Such enterprises have the potential to contribute to new job creation, generate additional household incomes and address the challenge facing rural services for example, through the establishment of a community-owned village shop and post office.
For details of your nearest social enterprise see Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership web page A to Z of enterprises
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