Social Enterprise Support
Social enterprises differ from traditional commercial businesses in both the way they are run and how they distribute their profits. They have a social purpose and the distribution of profits benefits a community, not individual shareholders.
There are national examples of social enterprises both large (e.g. Cafedirect, Hackney Community Transport, The Eden Project) and small. Examples of local social enterprises operating in Dorset include:
- Community Village Shops (see Broadwindsor Village Shop here)
- Community Centres
- Pre-school groups and playgroups
- Community transport organisations
If you're thinking of setting up a social enterprise or want to run yours better, DCA is able to help you by offering advice and support in many areas of social enterprise development including:
- Legal Structures
- Organisational Management
- Financial Planning
- Income generation
- Marketing and publicity
Referral forms should be returned to our head office.
Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Community & Social Enterprise Funding Update Newsletter Spring 2013 - Read Here