Social Saturday is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the difference that social enterprises are making in communities on your doorstep and around the world, and to encourage you to support these businesses when making your purchasing decisions. Social enterprises are businesses that put people and planet first, by re-investing their profits to provide training, employment, housing, health, education, clean water and much more.
Social Saturday is a chance for social enterprises to shout out loud about the fantastic work they do by putting on events, opening their doors and inviting their local politicians to find out more about their work. The campaign is led by the national body for social enterprises, Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and is supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
There are lots of ways you can get involved, both at home and work. You might be a consumer looking for a social enterprise gift; work in a local authority and keen to support social enterprises in your borough; or a business looking to buy from social enterprises to improve your supply chain.
The first Social Saturday in 2014 had cross-party support and was backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. Successive campaigns in 2015 and 2016 have reached consumers, MPs, local authorities and businesses throughout the UK.
Find out more about the campaign here!
Look here, if you're a social enterprise and have an event planned or if you are looking for events in your area.
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