Social Economy Fair

We are proud to have collaborated with the following organisations who were present at the Social Economy Fair at York St John University in 2015.

We are proud to have collaborated with the following organisations who were present at the Social Economy Fair at York St John University on 2 September, 2015.

Buffet provided by Confianza, W. Yorkshire - a group of local residents who wanted to help accessing work related training for people with specific needs and abilities that are looking to progress into employment or further education. Their experience lies in mental health and young people aged 15 to 24.

Unity Trust Bank - 'The bank for social impact'  that aims to create community, social or environmental benefit in a financially sustainable way.

Social enterprise Yorkshire and the Humber (SEYH) - represents, promotes and connects social enterprise in the region. SEYH Ltd is a not-for-private-profit company limited by guarantee.

The Key Fund, Sheffield -  the UK’s biggest regionally based social investor, operating across the Northern half of England.

Blueberry Academy, York - The Blueberry Academy team provide specialist support for adults with learning difficulties, developing highly innovative curriculum and services.

Miller's Yard, York - The ‘Centre for Positive Living‘ offers meeting rooms to hire, a studio/hall ideal for exercise classes and courses, a variety of therapies, workshops and events for adults and children in York.

Paperworks, Harrogate - a social enterprise offering employment training services, print finishing, direct mailing and fulfilment services.

Skills4Holme, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor -  an organisation set up to provide skills training which will help young people obtain employment and do it in a way in which they will enjoy themselves. The focus of the training is carpentry, horticultural, and other practical activities.

See Ahead, W. Yorkshire -  is made up of a team of experienced people passionate about providing specialist business support to individuals and organisations that want to improve their Social, Economic and Environmental objectives.

The Healing Clinic, York - have provided a wide range of complementary therapies at reasonable rates since 1992. We will always strive to do the best for our clients/patients, with professional and confidential service.

York Disabled Workers' Cooperative - a small disabled workers' cooperative that specialises in bringing new and traditional woodworking to life.

York Timebank - mission: to get everyone involved in their community & be rewarded for it - in time credits. The smallest act can be of immeasurable significance to the person who receives it. The ability to make a difference, small or large, will be treasured by all.

Globe Arts Education, Huddersfield - has the aim of building confidence and inspiring creativity within young people, their families and the wider community, through the delivery of high quality visual art courses and events.

A1 Community Works, Colburn, N.Yorkshire - works to actively support people throughout the area, giving them the ability to take an active role in controlling their own futures. It has a 60% success rate in helping people find jobs within 6 months of engagement.

Yorkshire More - Locally produced jams and chutneys. Everything made by hand. Committed to improving the lives of people with mental health problems.

Other stalls:  participating universities and organisations demonstrating good practices in cross-sector collaboration in the social and solidarity economy

  • SoJo, Toronto, Canada (represented by Montana Kimmel, British Council Students for Social Impact)
  • Emmaus, London, UK (represented by Carter Vance, British Council Students for Social Impact)
  • Ministerio de Educación, Programa de Cooperativismo y Economía Social en la Universidad, Argentina
  • Universidad de Quilmes, Argentina
  • Universidad Entre Ríos, Argentina
  • Universidad de Pelotas, Brazil
  • British Council – Social Enterprises from Canada
  • Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
  • Universidad Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Crearte, Cuba and Western Kentucky University, USA
  • Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México
  • Social Enterprise Bright Media – Financial Literacy, South Africa
  • Connecting communities,  Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Ed-venture Frome, UK
  • Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy, TIGE – Initiatives of Change, UK


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