Boost local social enterprises

Shine a light on these alternative businesses in your borough

Social enterprises - businesses investing their profits for good

There are almost certainly social enterprises in your borough that are transforming lives and strengthening the local community. Social Saturday is an opportunity to shine a light on these alternative businesses.

Social enterprises use the power of business to tackle local social and environmental problems: They create training and employment opportunities for people furthest from the labour market; they provide public services, from health and social care to transport; and they help to protect the environment, reducing landfill and carbon emissions.


How to get involved 

What you do is up to you, and no doubt need to be based on your local priorities. Ideas could include:

  • Organising visits to local social enterprises for MPs and Councillors
  • Raising awareness of the Social Saturday through your Council’s communications channels
  • A market or event bringing together consumer facing social enterprises in your area to sell to the public

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team at Social Enterprise UK who are on hand to help. Template press releases are available in the campaign pack.

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