Social Enterprise in Europe in 2020
A bold, sweeping and deliberately controversial look at where current trends might take social enterprise by 2020. Will there even be a social enterprise sector? Commissioned by the British Council for the European Commission Social Enterprise Conference, January 2014.
Realising the Potential of Social Replication - for Big Lottery
Nat Sloane, the Big Lottery Fund England Chair said: “This report starts to identify some of the challenges to organisations looking to develop social franchising and replication models, particularly the need to ensure that they are extensively piloted and tested before roll-out."
A Very Short Report on Social Enterprise Training
A short report highlighting 10 key findings about social enterprise training in
the UK from research done for the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
Social Enterprise & Homelessness Report
A review of the use of social enterprise as a tool to support homeless adults
with multiple needs into work. The report includes an overview of the
sector; analysis of what works and what doesn't; recommendations for
practitioners; and recommendations for policy makers and intermediaries.
Social Franchising - for Big Society Capital
This report, written in partnership with the International Centre for Social
Franchising (ICSF), gives a thorough overview of social franchising in the UK
and looks at the potential for this area as a market for social investment.
Green Light - Social Enterprise and Housing
This report, looks at the interaction of housing associations with the wider
social enterprise sector, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It
also suggests practical ways in which housing associations can engage more
effectively with social enterprise: through procurement, partnership, capacity
building and new-starts.
Buying from Social Enterprises - Green Light Procurement Guide for Housing Associations
A complete 'How To' guide for housing associations wishing to buy goods and
services from social enterprises. It covers: an overview of the legal and
policy framework; steps to make it easy to buy from social
enterprises; social enterprise friendly tendering; social value
clauses and model text for tender documents.
Green Light Case Studies - Social Enterprise & Housing
A series of 10 detailed case studies highlighting good practice and the
challenges faced by housing associations engaging with social enterprise.