Social Enterprise in ACTION - A proposal for Social Enterprise Support. Dr Jerry McKeever, Tosach
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Social Enterprise A Call to ACTION. INTERREG ACTION Pilot Project. Dunhill Ecopark. Friday 22nd June 2012

Social Enterprise A Call to ACTION. INTERREG ACTION Pilot Project. Dunhill Ecopark. Friday 22nd June 2012

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Social Enterprise in ACTION - A proposal for Social Enterprise Support. Dr Jerry McKeever, Tosach Social Enterprise in ACTION - A proposal for Social Enterprise Support. Dr Jerry McKeever, Tosach Presentation Transcript

  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISEACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENA outline prospectusfor social enterprise brokerage
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENTo make social enterprise live up to its jobs and economic recovery potential we need a catalyst and an enabler. Social Enterprise Action! is seeking investment in terms of time, commitment and money Investment means a clear outcome for all the stakeholders Investment means being innovative and being rewarded
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENWhere did it come from? Social Enterprise Action! has developed from an INTERREG ACTION Pilot Project between Carmarthenshire in Wales and County Waterford It has identified over 200 potential or current social enterprises in County Waterford alone Social Enterprise Action! Seeks to be innovative and dynamic in its methodology and growth potential
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENWhat will it do? Broker resources (social, intellectual, financial capital) to set up new social enterprises, expand existing ones and develop job potential Develop local action groups in tandem with networks such as Communities Creating Jobs and LEADER through a series of local social enterprise workshops Offer training courses to local development enterprise animators Research and keep updated a regional social enterprise database Establish a network of specialist consultants and mentors with the capacity to respond to specific social enterprise needs
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENWhat’s new? We won’t wait for projects to come to us, we’ll go out and make it happen We will integrate with a new and dynamic community initiative, brokering skills, advice and resources to develop social enterprise We won’t be part of a state initiative , but an independent non-profit company with a sustainable business plan We will draw on skills, research experience and business contacts from the INTERREG ACTION Pilot Project
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENWhat’s the resource base? Social capital of contacts in social enterprise and the Communities Creating Jobs network Intellectual capital of the expertise of the key players Pool of business expertise and mentors Transnational partner experience and contacts through the INTERREG ACTION Pilot Project
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENWhat will be the impacts? Development of local action groups in tandem with networks such as CCJ Where a local community engages, a social enterprise workshop and follow-up service will deliver new and expanded social enterprises over a 1-3 year period Over a three-year period a local action group and support infrastructure will be established in every county Social enterprises will attain critical mass to effect job creation through a visible and recognised sector
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENWhat can investors expect? New social enterprises established linked to local action groups Existing social enterprises expanded and developed New sustainable jobs created Social enterprise emerges as a viable sector Positive social enterprise culture of self reliance
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENThe Structure Guarantee company without share capital Committed and experienced directors Independent of agencies or state structures Open to membership from participating communities
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENSustainability Built on local ownership and support Responds to unique local needs and opportunities Engaging with the critical issue of local job creation and social enterprise Low overheads and operating structure Developing ‘self-generating market’ through local workshops Experience and contacts gained through INTERREG ACTION and Dunhill Rural Enterprises Ltd Linked to grassroots-based community movement
  • SOCIAL ENTERPRISE ACTION!MAKING IT HAPPENNext steps Incorporating the company Seeking Investor commitments A full prospectus and Business Plan Develop local, regional and national roll-out programme