£1.1m Unity Trust Bank loan provides urgently needed housing for the homeless in Coventry

A £1.1m loan from Unity Trust, the commercial bank with a social conscience has enabled social enterprise The Cornerstone Partnership to purchase 17 properties for the homeless in Coventry. Operated in partnership with The Salvation Army; the properties provide safe, sustainable homes integrated in the community for homeless families to begin rebuilding their lives. Read more

Young mental health advocate harnesses power of social media to create body image film

It is estimated that 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder and as Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May, 2019) commences - young film-maker and mental health advocate, Tallulah Self has created ‘HOME’, a short film featuring mental health influencer and ballet dancer, Margi Barbieri. Read more

GLL increases staff training with inclusion of mental health awareness modules

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May) and GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, is continuing its commitment to improving mental health throughout the areas it operates in, with the introduction of new staff training modules, to help improve the wellbeing of not only the customers that use its services, but the staff that provide them. Read more

Record award numbers brings GLL Sport Foundation athlete support to £11 million

GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) has marked 11 years as the UK’s largest independent athlete support programme, by announcing its largest ever annual athlete awards for 2019. Read more

Treherbert social enterprise receives £90,000 Co-op Foundation funding boost

A Treherbert-based social enterprise dedicated to managing local woodland sustainably has received a £90,000 funding boost from The Co-op Foundation. Read more

Electronic Prescription Service launched in urgent care service

Patients using unscheduled urgent care services across the south and east of England are set to benefit from a new electronic prescribing service developed by social enterprise IC24 and NHS Digital Read more

Divine Chocolate Annual Report 2017 - 2018

Divine chocolate are proud to announce their annual report for July 2017 and June 2018, as well as a summary of their financial accounts. Read more

‘Elevator’ competition will enable social enterprises to scale whilst accelerating solutions to their cause

Independent PR and comms agency Eulogy has launched a competition enabling social enterprises and early-stage ventures driven by social purpose to win pro bono support to help move them from start-up to scale up, whilst accelerating solutions to their cause. Read more

Take on a Placement Student this Summer

The NUS is currently seeking organisations and businesses who want to empower students from all backgrounds to innovate and progress sustainability through meaningful work placements. Join a network of organisations working to enhance partnership working with universities whilst exploring potential to make a positive impact. Read more