Shadow minister for civil society, Gareth Thomas, makes public the UK’s first Social Enterprise Town in Cumbria, northwestern England.
The Social Enterprise Towns project is being managed by Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprise. A stakeholder group was organized to support, determine and advance social enterprise status in towns. These towns that acquire social enterprise status will be awarded badges showcasing town standing.
Federal Programs Related to - Community Development, General/Other
Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones
The Republic of Rwanda has been picked as one of the six African countries as beneficiaries for a new fellowship fund program designed at supporting social entrepreneurs in tackling issues on food security.
Shadow Minister Exposes First Social Enterprise Town in UK