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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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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 … 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. Its … Continue reading

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Enhance Social Enterprise at Off Grid Festival

Blog post by Susanna Jones, marketing officer for the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme.   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 … 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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ACEarts

  ACE stands for Art Care Education. They are a charity with a mission to make a difference to people’s lives through art and creativity, regardless of age, background or ability. They have been awarded the Somerton Town Council Award … Continue reading

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Resilience, Readiness & Responsibility

  The Enhance Social Enterprise programme is supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector across the Heart of the South West LEP area covering Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. Through this programme existing social enterprises, community sector groups that … Continue reading

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Double Bounce Inclusive Tennis South West video case study

  We interviewed Fiona Murphy, founder of Double Bounce Inclusive Tennis South West CIC. Here, she explains how she combined a love for Tennis and for working with disabled people to create her social enterprise and how she benefitted from … Continue reading

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