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We are a voice for the social economy in Wales. We champion inclusive and co-operative solutions. We shout about your success. Our blogs and opinion pieces feature expert voices from across the sector, whilst our news stories keep you up to date with our work and the progress of co-operation and social entrepreneurship in Wales.
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New report maps the Social Business sector in Wales
Our 2020/21 census of the Social Business sector in Wales has been published today. The report estimates that the sector includes up to 2,309 businesses and up to 56,000 employees, generating £3.1–3.8 billion in value.BlogNewsSocial enterprise
Exciting times ahead for the social enterprise sector
Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething MS, opens the Social Business Wales Awards 2021 with words of support for social enterprises and co-operatives in Wales.Foundational economyNewsSocial enterprise
Healthy Ageing Social Ventures Competition
This week, the Social Enterprise Stakeholder Group for Wales hosted a webinar on the Small Business Research Initiative Healthy Ageing Social Ventures Competition.BlogCo-operativeSocial enterprise
Social Business Wales Advisory Group recruitment
SBW provides specialist business support to growth and new start social businesses across Wales. We are looking for 5 social business practitioners to become Practitioner Advisors and sit on the Advisory Group until the end of the project.Social enterprise
Update on the Shared Prosperity Fund
Derek Walker shares an update on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund from UK Government including priorities for funding.BlogCo-operativePolicySocial enterprise
Funding to help Welsh start-up social enterprises now available
Social enterprises based in Wales are able to pitch for a blended finance package (part interest-free loan / part grant) of up to £30,000, thanks to a new round of social investment from CAF Venturesome.BlogNewsSocial enterprise
Manifesto review – What does the Welsh Conservative manifesto mean for social enterprise?
Ahead of the Senedd elections, we will look at each party manifesto in turn and consider what they mean for the sector in Wales.BlogCo-operativeSocial enterprise
Manifesto review – What does the Welsh Labour manifesto mean for social enterprise?
This May sees the Senedd elections in Wales. As political parties publish their manifestos, we will look at each manifesto in turn and consider what they mean for the sector in Wales.BlogPolicySocial enterprise
Hack to the Future
Inspiring social entrepreneurship by reimagining the hackathon ideaBlogPress and opinionSocial enterprise
Manifesto for the social enterprise sector in Wales
Throughout the pandemic, social enterprises across Wales helped keep people in work and provided crucial community support and vital services. The Social Enterprise Stakeholder Group believe social enterprise can now play a key role in helping to rebuild a fairer, more inclusive, and sustainable economy as we recover and rebuild.BlogNewsSocial enterprise
A major survey of social businesses in Wales is about to get underway
Please help us get your voice heard when it is needed most!BlogSocial enterprise
Specialist business advice for social enterprises is essential…we would say that, but it is true.
Dan Roberts, Policy and Research Officer at the Wales Co-operative Centre, explains why.BlogFoundational economyPolicyPress and opinionSocial enterprise