SEEE is pleased to be working with three social enterprise hubs in Cambridgeshire who are looking to grow their social impact. These social enterprise hubs will support the growth of social entrepreneurship and boost the social economy ecosystem across market towns and rural areas. SEEE is the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s delivery partner for this funding stream in the second phase of the Market Towns programme and is delighted to award funding to three strong Social Enterprises.

Location: Wisbech Community Farm

Concept: People and Animals CIC will expand their delivery of outreach Animal-Assisted Interventions that supports adults in accessing community support so they can overcome challenges to their mental health. People and Animal’s approach to community development has quickly evolved as an essential service for all ages. This funding will help them take the next step with their aims to support the growth of local enterprises, empowering local people and organisations to sustainably offer their solutions to local need, whilst facilitating a wider network of opportunities to the community.

Location: Papworth Printworks

Concept: Allia Ltd will develop the former Papworth Printworks building in Cambridgeshire village Papworth Everard to provide a much-needed base to support the growth of local social entrepreneurs and small businesses. The building will provide a café, microbrewery and pizzeria to create a vibrant social base for the local village as well as a business workspace for growing social enterprises from across the wider community of Cambridgeshire.

Location: March

CCORN (Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network Ltd (trading as REMO) will be purchasing buildings to expand their Eco Hub in March. The Eco Hub will offer support and start-up premises for Fenland based Social Enterprises as well as co-located retail opportunities to help local residents access affordable eco products and services. Together we aim to accelerate an equitable transition to a Circular Economy which will be good for people’s pockets, purses and the planet.