Category Archives: Enhance social enterprise

Could YOU be a social entrepreneur?

Blog post by Steve McLauchlin, Social Investment Manager at Somerset Community Foundation.   For the past 25 years or so, I’ve been woken by a radio alarm at 6am and listened to the first half an hour or so of … Continue reading

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Enhance Social Enterprise at Off Grid Festival

    I had a stand for the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme at Off Grid festival from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018, on the recommendation of an osteopath I met at South West Business Expo earlier in the … Continue reading

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Somerset social entrepreneur awarded £10,000 Big Lottery grant.

  The School for Social Entrepreneurs Dartington (SSED) is delighted to announce that one of their Fellows, Kris Scotting, has been awarded a Big Lottery Awards for All grant of £10,000, for his social enterprise, Seed of Hope CIC. National … Continue reading

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Seed of Hope

    Seed of Hope is a Community Interest Company providing Recovery based social and therapeutic gardening. They work with Bridgwater and Taunton College, using its stunning Walled Gardens of Cannington as a base. Using the gardening expertise and facilities … Continue reading

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ACEarts

    ACE stands for Art Care Education. They are a charity with a mission to make a difference to people’s lives through art and creativity, regardless of age, background or ability. They have been awarded the Somerton Town Council … Continue reading

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Resilience, Readiness & Responsibility

The Enhance Social Enterprise programme is supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector across the Heart of the South West LEP area covering Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset. Through this programme existing social enterprises, community sector groups that want … Continue reading

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Double Bounce Inclusive Tennis South West video case study

  We interviewed Fiona Murphy, founder of Double Bounce Inclusive Tennis South West CIC. Here, she explains how she combined a love for Tennis and for working with disabled people to create her social enterprise and how she benefitted from … Continue reading

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So what’s all the fuss about B Corp?

B Corp status is the latest movement sweeping the business world, originating in the states, almost 150 UK businesses are now certified as a B Corp, and 3,000 globally, and some pretty big ones too. So what is a B … Continue reading

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Encounter Theatre & Therapy Video Case Study

Video case study featuring Amerie-Rose, co artistic director of Encounter Theatre & Therapy, who completed the Lloyd’s Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme at School for Social Entrepreneurs – Dartington, which is supported by the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme.       … Continue reading

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Interview with Mary Sherwood, founder of 4 Dementia Carers

  Could you please tell us a bit about your background and 4 Dementia Carers?   ” 4 Dementia Carers started due to my own personal experience. As a single parent working full-time, I found myself caring for my mother … Continue reading

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