The Missing Kind, Your Own Place CIC, Lola Stafford Consulting and The Feed CIC, all social enterprises based in Norfolk, are holding a social enterprise open day on 15th October from 1pm to celebrate Social Saturday, a nationwide day of events and activities to celebrate social enterprise, social investment and social savings in the UK.
From 1pm experts will be sharing their passion for social enterprise and how it helps local communities, as well as inspiring future social entrepreneurs. There will be activities to get involved, learn more about ‘buying social’ as well as some scrumptious cup cakes!
It’ll kick-off from 1pm at The Missing Kind, 21 Castle Meadow, Norwich, NR1 3DH. At 4pm we’ll be heading to City Hall to share our messages of a kinder social economy.
All these social enterprises are business-like in their approach to bringing about social change – whether it’s to make a more compassionate world, prevent youth homelessness, benefit local communities and business or providing catering whilst supporting vulnerable adults to develop employment skills.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to meet a social or environmental mission. There are around 70,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing nearly a million people and contributing £24 billion to the economy.
Collectively, we’re taking part because we believe that ‘buying social’ should become part of everyday life for shoppers. Why shouldn’t people try to do a bit of good whilst spending their money?
Social Saturday is a national campaign led by Social Enterprise UK and the Cabinet Office.