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Glasgow Recycling

The social enterprise committed to recycling wood and regenerating people! It’s a wonderful example of the virtuous circle of nature harnessed for everyone’s benefit: wood hewn for the construction industry being recycled for a new, more aesthetic purpose. And it’s not just the product – this social enterprise is also committed to regenerating people, especially…

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Start-up revolution

Rising social awareness is driving a business start-up revolution. It’s a growing global movement reflecting a shift towards a more inclusive business model: social entrepreneurship promotes new approaches to solve old social problems, creating shared financial and social value. The UK is viewed around the world as a leader in social enterprise and creating social…

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Street Papers

From Glasgow to the world: celebrating street papers and people who sell them. It’s a concept which has helped 300,000 people across the world out of homelessness and poverty, and it’s done from a base in Scotland. So it’s entirely appropriate that Glasgow’s Lighthouse is the home of the world’s first ever international street paper…

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Big Issue Invest

New £5M Big Issue Invest loan fund to help social enterprises. Big Issue Invest launches Impact Loans England scheme to fund organisations with a social mission.  Big Issue Invest, The Big Issue Group’s social investment arm, has launched a brand new £5 million lending scheme aimed at helping social enterprises and charities in England. The…

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Social Ent world

How social entrepreneurship is making a difference in the world. We have grown accustomed to the Silicon Valley zeal driving startups to develop new technologies that will disrupt the market in yet another way.  On-demand apps like Uber are aimed at making our lives easier by saving us time and money. In other parts of the…

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Solar Mamas

‘Solar Mamas’ shine through. They can’t read or write but they are solar engineers.  These Golden Girls of the interior Kota Marudu district of Sabah have brought electricity to 200 homes in four villages there. Farmers Gining Jaineh, 45, from Kampung Binontungan Suyad, and Rusni Singkamung, 45, from Kam­pung Sungai Magandai, went to Tilonia, Rajasthan,…

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Heroes Drinks Co

The social enterprise vodka supporting UK armed forces. A social enterprise that supports the armed forces in the UK has secured ‘the largest ever listing of its kind’ with supermarket Asda.  Heroes Drinks Company will stock its premium wheat grain vodka in 350 Asda stores and donate at least 20% of its profits to armed…

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Four Charities

Four charities fighting to get our mental health talked about. Mental health is a term that for a long time now has been stigmatised. Pushed to the back bones of society, always there but rarely spoken about. Many people, of all ages, feel embarrassed about discussing their mental health issues or perhaps don’t even realise…

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Human Appeal

How a UK-based charity halved child and maternal deaths in coastal Bangladesh. Human Appeal, a humanitarian aid charity based in Greater Manchester, have got to the end of a two-year maternal and child health project they conducted in an area of Bangladesh which has helped reduce infant and child mortality by 50%. The project was…

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Porridge and Rice

Education makeover, courtesy of UK Charity Porridge and Rice. The intention of the founders of Porridge and Rice was to have a positive impact on the lives of the children at their partner schools. Now that the charity has been operational for more than two years, we are starting to see clearly the effect the…

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