Social Business Wales – New Start

This project is designed to help entrepreneurs set up strong and sustainable social enterprises that will create a better future for Wales.

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At Social Business Wales we understand the importance of social enterprises and the entrepreneurs that drive them. In challenging times, social enterprises are a key part of building a fairer economy which purposefully uses profit to help both people and the planet.

Social businesses are an important and dynamic part of the Welsh economy. They provide services, jobs, training and volunteering opportunities in local communities that need them. There are currently over 2000 social businesses in Wales, worth an estimated £3.14 billion to the economy…

But we want more. We want to grow the sector, balance the economy and create a better, fairer, stronger Wales for everyone.

And this is where you come in.

We need passionate and ambitious social entrepreneurs just like you, to build strong and sustainable social enterprises that will create a better future for Wales.

We’ve been right at the heart of Wales’ vibrant social economy since we were founded and have helped to create hundreds of new businesses. We know what’s needed to start a successful social enterprise and our team of friendly experts have the knowledge and experience to help your navigate your journey smoothly.

So if you’ve got an exciting idea for a new business and have a clear vision of the impact you want to make, get in touch. Our team can offer free specialist business support, and can’t wait to get you started.

The Social Business Wales – New Start project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government and is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre.

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“Social Enterprises are drivers of inclusive growth and are naturally rooted within the foundation economies of our cities, towns and villages. They are innovative and have the potential to grow in ways that could enhance the economy for years to come.”

Lee Waters AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport

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