Social Enterprise Place
Cambridgeshire has a diverse range of social enterprises, ranging from well-established social enterprises, to start ups. Cambridgeshire was set up as a Social Enterprise Place to recognise it’s history of innovation and represents the diverse industries and social issues that social ventures in Cambridgeshire address.
A recent survey showed that social enterprises are working to address a range of social issues such as financial exclusion, homelessness, recycling, unemployment and disabilities.
The Resilience Place Series – Cambridgeshire Social Enterprise Place
November 2022 – a wide range of social enterprises came together as part of a new Resilience series, this first webinar included keynote speaker Clare Ellis, Head of Procurement from Cambridgeshire County Council who discussed Social Value procurement and opportunities for the local social enterprise economy. We also heard resilience stories from Romsey Mill, Form the Future and ABC Life Support.
December 2022 – An Advisory Group of key partners and some Cambs Social Enterprises join together to help shape the future direction of Cambridgeshire Social Enterprise Place activities and meet regularly during early 2023 to plan how to support the local eco-system.
25 May 2023 – Our first in-person event took place at Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge Campus shining a spotlight on those working in the health and wellbeing sector across Cambs. The event brought together local businesses, entrepreneurs, social ventures, VCSE organisations, commissioners and local authority representatives. Those taking part contribute to wellbeing in Cambs by working in mental and physical health, creative arts, cultural services, the circular economy, housing and homelessness and the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) sector.