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Socially enterprising women

Blog post by Mark Cotton, Financial Sustainability and Social Investment Mentor at Devon Community Foundation.   So it seems it’s my turn to take up the Enhance Social Enterprise blog platform again. Last time I talked about the value of … Continue reading

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Get steady – the key to being sustainable

    Blog post by Andy Stuart, Consultant at Real Ideas Organisation (RIO).   I have been involved in the Enhance Social Enterprise programme for the past few months after having supported dozens of clients in Cornwall on our equivalent … Continue reading

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Measuring the impact of social enterprises – a novel approach

The CAG team is excited to be working with Devon County Council to develop an innovative method for testing the impact of social enterprises. The aim is to support the future growth of the sector by providing a way of … Continue reading

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Christmas shopping with purpose!

  It’s December, I can no longer avoid the fact that Christmas is mere days away, and my Bah Humbug avoidance of shops decked in holly and tinsel since August may now be inadvertently contributing to a rising panic that … Continue reading

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Make Your Pre-School Fit for the Future event on 22 October 2018

  We recently held a Enhance Social Enterprise training event for social enterprise pre-schools at Monks Yard in Somerset. Watch this video to find out more about the event and the experiences of those who attended.  

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Could YOU be a social entrepreneur?

Blog post by Steve McLauchlin, Social Investment Manager at Somerset Community Foundation.   For the past 25 years or so, I’ve been woken by a radio alarm at 6am and listened to the first half an hour or so of … Continue reading

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Croyde Deckchair Cinema

      Croyde Deckchair Cinema is a not-for-profit organisation that enables charities, local groups and individuals to raise money for good causes. It is run in the local village hall and provides facilities for charity screening for local people. … Continue reading

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Enhance Social Enterprise at Off Grid Festival

    I had a stand for the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme at Off Grid festival from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018, on the recommendation of an osteopath I met at South West Business Expo earlier in the … Continue reading

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Somerset social entrepreneur awarded £10,000 Big Lottery grant.

  The School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington (SSED) is delighted to announce that one of their Fellows, Kris Scotting, has been awarded a Big Lottery Awards for All grant of £10,000, for his social enterprise, Seed of Hope CIC. National … Continue reading

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Seed of Hope

    Seed of Hope is a Community Interest Company providing Recovery based social and therapeutic gardening. They work with Bridgwater and Taunton College, using its stunning Walled Gardens of Cannington as a base. Using the gardening expertise and facilities … Continue reading

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