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Foodprint

The new Nottingham shop that’s selling surplus supermarket food at a tiny price. Surplus supermarket food destined for the bin will be sold for ‘as little as possible’ at a new city store.  Foodprint, a ‘social supermarket,’ will open in a Sneinton warehouse this summer – selling “perfectly edible food” that would otherwise be thrown…

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Clink project

Prisoner chefs to serve up meals for London’s homeless. The Clink charity will take inmate rehabilitation beyond the prison walls this June to help the homeless during London Food Month.  Cooks from The Clink prison project will break out to work alongside top chefs including Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef’s Monica Galetti to cook up…

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Indian Superheroes

This social enterprise has gamified Farmville in real life. If you’re on Facebook, you’re likely to have played the farming simulation game Farmville at least once (or secretly cursed all the people on your friends’ list who keep sending you requests for the game). Either way, you’ve most likely heard of it as it’s one…

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Street School

The Street School: set up by siblings aged 12 and 15. In a country where public schools are, more often than not, less than mediocre with unqualified teachers and little to no funding, education in Pakistan is in a sad state of affairs. Along with this and the rise of costly private schools for middle…

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Elephant Branded

Elephant Branded: A lesson in how to help Cambodian school kids. Buy a recycled Elephant Branded bag and support villagers and school children in Cambodia.  Elephant Branded founder James Munro Boon explains why he set up the company … When I was younger I remember asking my Dad what the magazine was that the man sold…

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The Feed

How a market stall in Norwich is changing lives. The Feed social enterprise project has launched a stall at Norwich market, supporting vulnerable people living in the city.  A social enterprise based in Norwich is offering shoppers the chance to sink their teeth into some pretty darn delicious snacks – all while raising money and…

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Global Social Ent

The British Council’s Global Social Enterprise programme. Pioneers Post is working in partnership with the British Council to bring you insights and inspiration about social enterprise in action across the world through the Global Perspectives Collection. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Through our Global Social Enterprise…

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Jam Jar Cinema

The cinema bringing communities together in the North East. When people speak of going to the cinema, many think of watching movies on big screens and the high price to pay for the experience.  However, the cinema should not just be the place to experience films on big screens – it is about the people…

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Homeless Shelters

Oxford backs plan to use empty buildings as homeless shelters. Councillors in Oxford to create temporary shelters in vacant buildings after campaigners occupied old power station.  Councillors in Oxford have backed a plan to allow homeless people to use empty buildings in the city as shelters. It follows the occupation of an abandoned power station…

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Homelessness bill

Homelessness reduction bill becomes law. Hailed by housing charities, the bill to reduce homelessness becomes an act of parliament.  Charities have hailed the passing of a Homelessness Reduction Bill, which becomes an act of parliament today after it gained royal assent. It places a legal duty on councils to give people meaningful support to try…

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