Key objectives over the coming year

1. Create widespread awareness of the sector, its self-identification and the added social and economic benefits Social Enterprises and Cooperatives provide. This will increase investment, recruitment, contractual relationships, CSR engagement and development of the Social enterprise sector

2.  Develop a confident, knowledgeable and effective sector in all aspects of its economic, social and environmental endeavours and a mainstream trading and employment sector of the economy

3. Attract financial, in kind and volunteer investment to the social enterprise and cooperative sector from European Community, Government, Solent LEP, Solent Local Authorities, local corporate CSR endeavours, the local community, Charitable Trusts and elsewhere

Stakeholder Group

Social Enterprise Link (Wessex) CIC*, Community Empowerment Ltd, Cooperative Assistance Network*, Green Buttercup CIC, Potential Released, Solent Renewal, The Art House, Cooperantics, the Shaw Trust, Imaginate Design, Entrepreneurs for Good, Aldermoor Farm, Populo, Ecotherapy (start-up), Move Your Business, The Social & Emotional Wellbeing Support Service, CusoUK, Catapillar Crafts, Cooperative Admin Solutions, Windward Day Services, Portsmouth Business Partnership, Learning Links, Shaping Portsmouth, Wheatsheaf Trust, NathanBrown-Social Enterprise, Books for Free, Cooperative Education Solutions, Seekers CIC, Step Across CIC.