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Growing Social Ventures

Publication 4 November 2013

Britain’s history is full of examples of forward-thinking co-ops, charities, mutuals as well as profitable businesses that have pioneered innovative ways to tackle social needs. From the rich activity of socially oriented businesses and charities in the 19th century, to

Metropolitan Social Entrepreneurs Business Booklet

Publication 24 October 2013

In March 2012 Metropolitan, The Young Foundation and OLMEC began working together to support migrant social entrepreneurs in London and Nottingham. We provided support to over 60 migrant social entrepreneurs and enterprises through two distinct programmes: First Steps in Social Enterprise and CLIMB (Community Level Investment

Keeping in Touch with our Roots: The case for housing associations to build closer links with social enterprises

Publication 21 October 2013

The history of housing associations is rooted in supporting the most vulnerable in society. As their reach has expanded, the challenge has been to stay connected to the communities they serve. Social enterprise and entrepreneurship offers a route for housing

How to Grow Social Innovation

Publication 1 September 2013

How to grow social innovation: A review and critique of scaling and diffusion for understanding the growth of social innovation. Paper presented to the 5th International Social Innovation Research Conference, 2-4 September, 2013, Oxford.

Engaging Citizens in Social Innovation: A short guide to the research for policy makers and practitioners

Publication 1 September 2013

Public and civic engagement activities are now widely seen as critical in building trust in public institutions, developing social capital and social cohesion in local communities, and lending great legitimacy to public decision making processes. In the context of social

Mapping Citizen Engagement in the Process of Social Innovation

Publication 1 September 2013

Over the last decade there has been a proliferation of methods and approaches to citizen engagement. From idea banks and competitions to co-creation workshops and online petitions, governments, public services and businesses are increasingly keen to garner insights and information

Realising Ambition – Lessons on replication and evidenced based interventions

Publication 18 July 2013

Every year thousands of children and young people enter the criminal justice system for the first time. This has a major impact on their families and the communities to which they belong, but an even bigger impact on their own life chances. The Young

Big Local: What’s new and different?

Repository entry 1 July 2013

This paper sets out some of the deliberate choices that the Community Development Foundation-led consortium and then Local Trust and its partners made during the set-up phase that builds on the learning and experiences of area-based, community development models that preceded Big Local. It also outlines other approaches that Big Local draws on …

Scoping a Quality Framework for Youth Social Action

Publication 27 June 2013

Young people who take part in social action, or practical action in the service of others, deserve to have the knowledge, skills and experience they develop recognised and valued. As such, in the summer of 2012 the Prime Minister announced

Social Investment in Education

Publication 26 June 2013

A public educational system, free at the point of use, should be our greatest tool for delivering equality of opportunity. But this is not happening. When pupils from poorer backgrounds enter the education system they are already behind their peers. Instead of catching

Nice House, Good Job: Improving educational attainment in West Norfolk

Publication 26 June 2013

The Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk undertook an ambitious programme of action to change the landscape of youth transitions in West Norfolk. The council wanted to equip their young people to leave school with the skills to

Citizen Engagement in Social Innovation – A case study report

Publication 1 June 2013

Public and civic engagement activities are widely seen as critical in building trust in public institutions, social capital and social cohesion in local communities, greater legitimacy in public decision making processes and more effective use of resources, as well as


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