Social Enterprise

Social enterprises trade to purposely improve the quality of life for the vulnerable and disadvantaged.  They are in business for good.  When they profit, society profits.  

We can support you in turning what you love into sales, whether you are an individual or a group.  That way, you will combine the best of both worlds – run your business while you offer social good.  You will also be joining over 100,000 social enterprises in the UK which contribute £60 billion to the economy and employ over two million people to create jobs, training and meaningful work-based experiences. 

Examples of social enterprises in Redcar & Cleveland

Examples of national social enterprises

Here’s how we can help you

If you have an idea for a social enterprise but do not know where to start or want to grow your existing one, we can help you:

  • set up and build a viable enterprise 
  • access funding or finance 
  • create an appropriate legal status
  • signpost you to other sources of support.

See the videos below for examples of how we have helped

Other support

Local Access Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool (LARCH)

LARCH stands for Local Access Redcar & Cleveland and Hartlepool and is a  place-based approach to working with charities and social enterprises who are vital in helping tackle local issues, strengthening communities, whilst contributing to resilient and inclusive local economies.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) provides unique training and support to social entrepreneurs, charities and social enterprises.


UnLtd finds, funds and supports social entrepreneurs – enterprising people with solutions that change our society for the better.

Click here to find out more about some of the social enterprises we support.

Social Enterprise Website Examples


Active Prospects

Aspergers East Anglia (AEA)

Aspire Community Works


Bethnal Green Ventures

Big Issue Invest


Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC

Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company

Change Please CIC

Children’s University

Cockpit Arts

Communities for Renewables

Community Wood Recycling

Connector Media CIC (The Sewing Rooms)

Creating Enterprise

Dot Dot Dot

Eastside Primetimers

Edinburgh Remakery


Ethical Property

FABRIC The Care Leavers Community

Fashion Enter

Livv Investment (former First Ark Social Investment)

From Babies with Love

Furniture Plus Ltd

Furniture Resource Centre


Glyn Wylfa Ltd

Goldfinger Factory

Groundwork North Wales

GTS Solutions CIC

Hatch Enterprise

Homebaked Cooperative

Hubbub Enterprise

Hull Women’s Network

IncomeMax CIC

Innovating Minds CIC

Inpower Academy CIC

Inspirational Youth

Invisible Cities

Lets Do Business Group


Local Food Links

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Moving On Durham

Musica Music and Wellbeing CIC


Noise Solution CIC

NOW Group

Oasis Cardiff

On Purpose

Open Book Publishers

Oxfordshire Youth

P3 Charity

Pathways Community Interest Company

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC (PDSE)

Point and Sandwick Trust

Recruit for Spouses

Resilient Energy Forest of Dean Limited (REFD)


Restorative Justice for All International Institute (RJ4All)

Rosehill Arts Trust Ltd / Rosehill Theatre Enterprises Ltd

Safe Kids Walking Ltd t/a Brightkidz

Selnet Ltd

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Shared Interest Society

Simpact CIC

Skills Builder Partnership (Enabling Enterprise)

Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC)

Social Business Trust

Socal Enterprise Academy (SEA)

Social Enterprise Mark CIC

Space Man Ltd t/a The Lexi Cinema

St Helena Hospice

The Brilliant Club

The Circle Scotland CIC (Dundee)


The Health and Wellness Hub

The Integrate Agency CIC

The Philosophy Foundation

The Skill Mill

The Social Change Agency Ltd

The Spark

The Women’s Organisation

Third Sector Consortia Management LLP (3SC)

Touch Network CIC

Upturn Enterprise Ltd

User Voice

We Make Places CIC

Well Grounded


Yes Futures

Your Own Place CIC

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