Urban Mushrooms

How social enterprise Urban Mushrooms are helping young people get training and employment.

Jeff Hurst is the chief executive of YMCA Newcastle, where he has started a social enterprise called Urban Mushrooms to help young people get training and employment.

What is the point of the project?

Urban Mushrooms has two primary objectives. One is social, it’s a social enterprise to create sustainable employment and training opportunities for local young people.

The business objective is to enable us to generate income from the products and services for it to be sustainable and not to rely on grant funding and charitable donations.

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