Social Business Wales


Social Business Wales is funded by Welsh Government. It is delivered by a consortium of providers that includes Development Trusts Association Wales, Cwmpas, Social Firms Wales, UnLtd and the WCVA. It is part of the Business Wales service.

Supporting start-up and growing social businesses, our key role is to develop an increasingly confident and competent peer mentoring service to social enterprises in Wales. 

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About Social Businesses:

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. There are more than 100,000 social enterprises in the UK, contributing £60 billion to the economy and employing around two million people (source: Social Enterprise UK).

Their social, environmental, economic or cultural purpose is at the heart of what they do. This includes reducing social problems, tackling the climate emergency, improving the environment, building stronger communities and providing training and employment for those furthest from the labour market. They help build local economies, ensuring that wealth and resources are created and re-invested in local communities (source:Transforming Wales through Social Enterprise).

Social businesses are an important and dynamic component of the Welsh economy. They deliver good jobs, closer to home, where communities need them. Social businesses work actively to address local issues through trading and then reinvesting the income they earn into the things that matter to them.

Read Social Business Wales’ Executive Summary around the social business sector in Wales – what it looks like, the value it brings and the challenges: Mapping the Social Business Sector in Wales / 2020 Census – Executive Summary 

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