We’re amazed at the number of social enterprises that are in this city, providing services and support to people who need it most, reducing waste and giving you a chance to shop ethically too. Come along to The Art House on Saturday 13th September from 3pm. Our Rebecca will be there alongside fair trade company Global Seesaw. Rebecca is finding out what people like you like about Southampton. What are the hidden gems, the people and places that make us feel good about the city? We do ourselves down, but scratch the surface and there’s plenty to celebrate. This event and others can be found via our own Social Saturday page and look at the national website too.
Through our events, you have told us that you want to see a more local approach to money. Where the pounds that we spend are kept within the city and not leaking out to tax havens, where money is used to reduce inequalities and provide more opportunities for all. And importantly, you don’t want to spend for the sake of spending, or create mountains of waste in the process.
Our response? A season about Money starting on 3rd September. When we say season, we mean two film screenings and a bigger event on 1 October where we can be inspired by others and learn from each other. So CLICK HERE for more information about our money events.
And we’ve also got Social Saturday coming up on 13 September. If you believe that spending should be directed at those businesses whose profits are reinvested back into communities, find out more through Social Enterprise UK’s Social Saturday website or come along to our Facebook event page where we can all share info about our favourite Southampton social enterprises.
In Southampton we have a number of social enterprises that are reinvesting back into our communities. We’ll be marking these in the run up to Social Saturday on 13th September. If you are involved with one of these enterprises, tell us more about you and the difference you make. Contact us by email or share via our Facebook or Twitter pages.