Divine Chocolate introduces new organic, high cocoa rich & dark range

Divine Chocolate, the international Fairtrade company co-owned by farmers, is delighted to introduce its first ever organic dark chocolate range. The new range is made with acclaimed high quality cocoa sourced from smallholder farmers in São Tomé aka ‘The Chocolate Island’.Read more

New Mental Health Support Programme Offers a Unique Way to Challenge Social Isolation

NHS England figures have recently revealed that children and young people with serious mental health problems are forced to travel as far as 285 miles to receive mental health support. The Youth Forum at Epic CIC have also been very vocal about needing more mental health support within the borough.Read more

Pioneering events company has now employed over 200 ex-homeless people

A London based events company revealed today that it has now employed over 200 people with a history of homelessness and urges other businesses to take Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously too.Read more

Hey Girls ‘delighted’ to be major provider in Scottish sanitary product scheme

Hey Girls, the award-winning East Lothian based social enterprise company set up to tackle period poverty, is ‘delighted’ to be a major provider in the Scottish Government’s initiative to provide free sanitary products all pupils and students, to be announced this week.Read more


Award winning social enterprise, CLARITY-The Soap Cọ releases BECỌ - a new feel good, socially enterprising and better considered soap range putting real change in the hands of people across the UK.Read more

Big Issue Invest’s Power Up programme launches to support community businesses across the Midlands

Big Issue Invest has today launched its Power Up programme. The lending scheme will offer investment and mentoring support to up to 15 early stage social ventures across the Midlands. Power Up, pioneered by Big Issue Invest (BII), is funded by Barclays with investment coming from Power to Change, Experian and Big Issue Invest Trust.Read more

City Drive announces Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City

Last month, USE IT! proudly supported the iSE facilitated CITY DRIVE week long programme of events to raise awareness, promote employment opportunities and encourage marketplace development for the amazing social enterprises across Birmingham.Read more

CQC’s chief inspector of general practice visits outstanding Bradford practice helping vulnerable city patients

Staff, volunteers and service users at Bevan Healthcare CIC’s city centre practice welcomed chief inspector of general practice from the health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last week as part of his visit to the city.Read more