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The North East Social Enterprise Partnership represents and promotes social enterprise in the North East region. Helping to deliver positive social, economic and environmental change.
Social enterprise is a business model which offers the prospect of a greater equity of economic power and a more sustainable society – by combining market efficiency with social and environmental justice. Many commercial businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives, but social enterprises are distinctive because their social or environmental purpose is central to what they do.
Rather than maximising shareholder value their main aim is to generate profit to further their social and environmental goals.
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We are delighted to be able to share with you the long-awaited details of the Autumn 2016 Make Do and Mend Tour, starting on the 29th September at the Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle. Reflecting on childhood, motherhood and marriage, Make Do and Mend is a powerful production, telling real life stories of County Durham women […]
Community Business Bright Ideas Fund to Open 30 September The two-year £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government. The programme will be delivered on their behalf by a consortium including Co-operatives UK, Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK, led by Locality. […]
SEMINAR: Permaculture Enterprise Durham 5th October 2016 09:30 to 16:30 An exploration of how permaculture principles and ethics have enabled Abundant Earth to develop a sustainable and enterprising site. Join this seminar session at Alington House to look at the theory of how permaculture and enterprise can work together. It will transfer to Abundant Earth […]
The Employability Trust is a charity based in Peterlee which seeks to make a difference to the long term unemployed by helping them prepare for work. Through non-traditional training we aim to teach people the skills that they need to secure long term employment. Our Destination Employment programme has seen a success rate of over […]