England Day 1 - Cornwall Day 6 - London Day 11 - Lincolnshire Day 2 - Plymouth Day 7 - Oxford Day 12 - Telford Day 3 - Bournemouth Day 8 - High Wycombe Day 13 - Hereford Day 4 - Lyndhurst Day 9 - Welwyn Garden City Day 14-36 - Wales Day 5 - Brighton Day 10 - Peterborough Day 1 - Cornwall The Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise, creates gardens, exhibitions, art, events, experiences and projects that explore how people can work together and with nature towards a better future. You can also check out community business, the Jubilee Pool in Penzance, an Art Deco lido on the Promenade! Day 2 - Plymouth Devonport Guildhall and Column date from the 1820s and are open to the public to visit as well as a venue for conferences, events, weddings and entertainment. You can download a free audio tour and discover life almost 200 years ago, or climb the 137 spiral steps of Devonport Column and enjoy stunning panoramic views across Plymouth, the Sound, Dartmoor and Cornwall! You can also visit the Column Bakehouse! As Plymouth’s only social enterprise bakery, Column Bakehouse uses the production of delicious, organic, honestly baked bread to support a range of employment and community based projects across the city. Pop into their café at Devonport Guildhall, or their Café and Stores at Royal William yard to pick up a freshly baked loaf, stay a little longer and enjoy a tasty, wholesome lunch, or a delicious coffee and a piece of cake. Day 3 - Bournemouth ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure is a great outdoor activity for kids, families, birthday parties, schools and team building events; an outdoor aerial challenge that’s great fun, gets you active and builds confidence. They are part of BH Live, the south coast's leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives that operate 17 venues and attractions across the south of England. Day 4 - Lyndhurst Furzey Gardens is a social enterprise of Minstead Trust. The gardens are open to the public throughout the summer and visitors can enjoy exploring secret paths through our informal woodland Garden. The Gardens also hold a secret, there are around 35 fairy doors to discover, hidden throughout the gardens. Furzey Gardens and the plant nursery on site offer opportunities for people with learning disabilities to work in the gardens and learn horticultural skills. You can also visit: Hilsea Lido Hilsea Lido in Portsmouth is just a 30 minute hour drive from Furzey Gardens. The lido was close to being flattened by the local authority in 2008 but was saved by the community and re-opened to the public in 2013 after vigorous campaigning. As well as providing a historic and much loved leisure facility the Lido also provides oppportunities for employment, training and provides social cohesion to a deprived part of Portsmouth. Hilsea lido was funded by Power to Change through the Trade Up programme with SSE. Day 5 - Brighton Brighton Sailboat Project is a Workers’ Co-operative (registered as a Community Interest Company) established in 2009, which provides a range of learning activities based around sailing. They widen access to the sea, offering sail training onboard, navigation training on land, using these activities to increase confidence and a sense of wellbeing in marginalised coastal communities. The Sailboat Project build relationships with individuals and organisations who are, or who work with marginalised people, helping them to get the most out of the activities and opportunities they provide. You can also visit: Brighton Youth Centre Skatepark BYC Skatepark is Brighton’s only indoor skate facility. It is accessible to people of all ages and abilities and features obstacles of varied sizes and difficulty to suit all levels. They run tuition courses to help kids and adults learn how to skateboard! The Bevy Pub The Bevendean Community Pub, better known as 'The Bevy' is the first community-owned estate pub in the UK. Funded by over 700 shareholders and re-built and decorated by an army of volunteers it is a centre for local people and groups. Over 70 different community groups a year use the venue and they host weekly events like senior lunch clubs and park runs. HISBE HISBE (which stands for "How it Should Be") is an ethical supermarket in Brigthon. A social enterprise model with a mission to run a completely ethical business, produce is locally sourced, fair trade, and, for every item scanned, a pie chart appears on the till showing exactly where the pennies you spend in there go (from paying staff and suppliers to overheads and profit). All staff members are paid above the living wage and for every pound spent here, 69 pence on average goes back to the producers. The Big Lemon The Big Lemon is a sustainable transport social enterprise. They operate local bus services for events including private parties, weddings, sports clubs, schools, colleges, universities, business and conferences. They also run coaches to festivals and outdoor events such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Reading, Latitude, Shambala and Lewes Bonfire. Their mission is to give communities across the UK access to friendly, affordable and environmentally-sustainable public transport. Originally only in Brighton & Hove. Day 6 - London Urban Growth provides education, employment and environmental transformation services and support vulnerable people into rewarding work and healthy lifestyles through improving and maintaining outdoor spaces in London. You can also visit: BRIGADE A Social Enterprise restaurant and bar near London Bridge that supports the Beyond Food charity. We help people affected by homelessness to develop skills and motivation for meaningful employment. We Walk the Line A social enterprise based in Colchester that empowers tomorrow’s entrepreneurs by selling great tasting artisanal coffee. They employ people who need a break, young people at risk of dropping out of education or the disadvantaged who need a second chance. They coach their employees over one year and teach them on the job how to run their own coffee cart. Coaching them over one year to become self-sufficient business people, equipping them with both business and barista skills. Fat Macy's Fat Macy's is a catering social enterprise that works with young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, providing a pathway from hostel to home through culinary pop up events across the capital. Lullingstone Park Golf Course Run by Sencio Community Leisure, Lullingstone Park Golf Course offers players of all ages and ability the opportunity to learn and play golf amidst some of Kent’s most spectacular countryside views. Sencio is dedicated to providing fun and inclusive sports facilities to its local communities, and takes pride in watching young people entering the sport of golf and improving as they learn and practice. To encourage more to join at grass roots level, Sencio offers under 18s the opportunity to play for free during school holidays in 2018, as well as 1-to-1 and group lessons. Its special school holiday promotion offers an affordable activity where juniors can enjoy quality time with an accompanying adult while enjoying the benefits of physical activity in the fresh air. Day 7 - Oxford Arts at the Old Fire Station is a charity and social enterprise in the heart of Oxford, offering a range of performances and exhibitions for everyone, support for emerging artists and enterprising ways to sustain and develop art. They have a Shop selling original artwork, a Gallery, a Theatre offering music and drama, a Studio for dance, and Workshops for artists to make work. You can also visit: Turl Street Kitchen Turl Street Kitchen offers relaxed eating and drinking with a focus on great local produce and independent drinks makers. Turl Street is a social enterprise with all profits going towards supporting the work of the Oxford Hub, their sister charity based upstairs in 16-17 Turl Street. Tap Social Tap social is a craft brewery and community space which provides training and employment to people currently serving or recently released from prison sentences.Their brewery taproom and event space is open regularly with all of their beers on tap and is host to a range of community events including live music, arts and cooking performances, charity fundraisers, yoga, brewing and business conferences, festivals and award ceremonies. Day 8 - High Wycombe Chiltern Rangers is a social enterprise working with local communities to provide practical habitat management of the woodlands, chalk grassland, commons, ponds and chalk streams in the Chiltern's area. Join them this summer and improve your health and well being by volunteering to maintain the local nature reserves and woodlands for your community - it's a really rewarding way to help your local community and wildlife at the same time! Find out more here. Day 9 - Welwyn Garden City Stanborough Park Water Sports Centre Stanborough Park is a 24 hour accessible public open space covering 126 acres, containing a popular watersports lake, the River Lea, a nature reserve, woodland areas, Green Flag accredited parkland, café and children’s play area.Stanborough Park provides all visitors with an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of leisure pastimes including Cancer Research Race for Life, health walks, Easy Rider bikes and archery, enhancing the health and wellbeing of the local community in Welwyn and Hatfield. The Park is a place where people can meet up with friends, learn about nature, exercise and develop new sporting interests or just relax and get away from the every day pressures of urban life.Stanborough Park Activity Centre provides a wide variety of watersports courses available for all ages and abilities – including sailing, Bell Boating, canoeing, pedaloes and raft making. You can also visit: Frogmore papermill Frogmore is still a working paper mill, it is also a visitor, education and community use centre. The trust is entirely self-financing and is not-for-profit with all proceeds from its activities being re-invested in the repair, maintenance and development of the mill and its historic equipment. Celtic Harmony Centre Visitors to Celtic Harmony experience first-hand how the people of the Celtic Iron Age, who lived over 2000 years ago, made food, clothes and shelter from the natural environment. Celtic Harmony provides hands-on cultural heritage education of ancient Britain to increase understanding of the natural world and create a more sustainable way of life for future generations. CanalAbility CanalAbility seeks to make boating activities on the inland waterways accessible to disabled people and community groups, enabling them to achieve the benefits and enjoyment of boating on the rivers and canals. They provide the facilities for people with disabilities and special needs to enjoy boating on the river on our specially adapted canal boats. You can hire boats for a day trip, short break or longer holiday so you can enjoy the relaxing tranquillity of cruising along the river. Day 10 - Peterborough Adrenaline Alley Adrenaline Alley – If you’re feeling brave around Peterborough you can try out one of Adrenaline Alley, the largest skate park in the UK. Adrenaline Alley aims to expand their thriving centre for urban sports and community use, bringing change that makes a real difference to people’s lives, and provide opportunities for other communities to develop social enterprises in the same way. Houghton and Wyton Community Shop Stop off to stock up on all your locally sourced groceries for your #SocialSummer2018 picnic from this community owned shop. Benefitting the community is at the heart of everything that the community shop does Day 11 - Lincolnshire Hill Holt Wood is a woodland open to the public every day. You can visit the wood at any time – and drop into the Hive Café on a Sunday for some warming tea and home-cooked food! Hill Holt Wood operates in the community to provide a wide range of different services, from education and training to 14-19 year olds, adult education courses in the woodland, countryside and forestry management to the provision of “green space” at their other sites for those suffering from mental health issues. The Wood Hall, a magnificent building at the heart of the woodland, is also available for hire for weddings, parties, corporate events and social functions. Also in the area... Lincolnshire’s Stamford library operated by GLL is a social hub, bringing together like-minded people to exchange ideas and skills in a friendly community setting where they can indulge their hobbies and crafts. One popular group is the Friday morning Knit & Natter – who have created ‘Twiddlemuffs’ dementia-friendly accessories for patients at Grantham Hospital that pleasantly occupy busy hands and fingers. Visitors and new members are welcome. Find out more here. Day 12 - Telford The Exotic Zoo Education Centre in Telford, home to over 70 of the world’s most amazing animals. Including baby chameleons! A fantastic social enterprise zoo with community programs, education experiences and animal assisted therapy work for hard to reach and vulnerable groups Some other great places to visit close by... Miss Macaroon Miss Macaroon makes premium hand-made gluten-free French macaroons. As a Community Interest Company Miss Macaroon was set up to provide training, employment opportunities and work experience placements for marginalised young people from deprived wards of Birmingham. Hollyfields Sports Centre Hollyfields is a multi-purpose venue in Erdington. As a social enterprise they re-invest their profits in creating jobs and training opportunities as well as improving the facilities for their customers and local community. Hollyfields' services include conferences, functions and sporting events. The New Inn In December 2016 the New Inn became the first community owned pub in Warwickshire when it was purchased collectively by over 220 people. It is now run for the benefit of the community. The New Inn offers something for everyone, housing a pub, café and shop, along with many other facilities including a beautiful garden with magical children’s area, large car park and secure bike parking. By paying them visit you are not just enjoying a pint, a coffee or buying milk, you are also helping to sustain a community! Day 13 - Hereford Halo Leisure Centre - Halo is a registered charity and social enterprise running 22 sport and leisure centres throughout Herefordshire, Bridgend County Borough, Shropshire and Swindon on behalf of the local authorities. Their profits are reinvested back into the facilities allowing them to keep costs low and offer outstanding value for money across Herefordshire. Users are helping to sustain leisure activities for everyone across the county to enjoy – from pre and post natal exercise classes, babies in the ‘Swim-A-Song’ sessions, specialist exercise classes for people with MS, to toddlers at Gym Tots and to 55+ group exercise classes. They also share their expertise with developing operators such as the Point4 at The Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. Frank Water FRANK Water is a safe water and sanitation charity with it's own social enterprise FRANK Water Ltd. Which exists to raise funds and awareness for the charity. Since 2005 they have provided clean drinking water and sanitation to 386,500 people. Find FRANK Water's plastic bottle waste reducing festival refill service at music festivals throughout the UK this summer! Including; Cornbury, Larmer Tree, Bluedot, Camp Bestival, Bestival, LakeFest, Greenman, Beautiful Days, Shambala, End of The Road, The Downs, Tokyo World. Bristol Community Ferry Boats Based in Bristol Docks, Bristol Community Ferry Boats offer a fleet of five ferry boats to help local people and visitors get around the city quickly and discover the historic waterways. Alongside running a timetabled ferry service an impressive 365 days a year, they improve the lives of local people. They help young unemployed people train as skippers and crew members, and combat social isolation felt by many elderly residents by providing a safe space to come together.