Tag: social enterprise

Hunslet company Re:Work wins social enterprise award

Six years of hard work was officially acknowledged earlier this month as Caroline Wheritt received the Social Entrepreneur award in this year’s Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) awards. Caroline Wheritt, CEO of Leeds based social enterprise company, Re:Work, was quick to point out that the laurels awarded to her

A Place Where People Matter

I recently visited not-for-profit social enterprise ‘People Matters’, an organisation providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism to gain independence and expand skills through social groups, learning courses, and one to one support. Through meeting others and engaging in activities they love, members of People Matters are able

Councillors support SLATE social enterprise

  The much needed work of a Leeds social enterprise is set to receive a boost thanks to local councillors. SLATE ‘Feel Good Furniture Shop’ aims to help the local community through offering people second hand furniture at bargain prices and by giving people who have learning disabilities and physical

Oxfam trustees visit Asha Women’s Enterprise Project

The Asha Neighbourhood Project in Beeston was delighted to host a visit from Oxfam trustees Karen Brown (Oxfam GB chair of trustees), Steve Walton (new trustee), and Sue Turrell (Oxfam GB Deputy International Director). The Trustees visited Asha as part of their introduction to Oxfam’s England programme. The trustees were

Why it’s all about Me ‘n’ U on the Cardinal estate!

What do you get when you mix good food, a sprinkling of entrepreneurship and a large dollop of old fashioned community spirit? Cafe Me ‘n’ U – that’s what! The new cafe on Beeston’s Cardinal estate is the brainchild of resident Yvonne Crowther and is the result of the £17,000

South Leeds Sports Centre campaigners issue a call to arms

A campaign fighting to get South Leeds Sports Centre reopened has issued a call to arms for local residents and businesses to back a potential bid to take the centre into community ownership. The sports centre closed in November 2010 – despite a local campaign to save it – and now

Hunslet skatepark ramps up for future success as social enterprise

An event is being held to celebrate the launch of a new skatepark social enterprise in south Leeds Hunslet-based The Works Skatepark Charity has taken official ownership of the Leeds Skatepark Company. The skatepark covers 35,000 square foot and boasts professional and bespoke ramps and is used for BMXing, skateboarding, rollerblading and scooter

Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire comes to aid of Beeston’s Cardinal estate

Ambitious plans to open a new community cafe and a hairdressers on the Cardinal Estate have been boosted by an unexpected source – Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire TV programme. Community campaigner Yvonne Crowther, who helps run the White Rose Residents Association, is looking to luanch two new social enterprises

Hunslet social enterprise SLATE nets cash boost

A pioneering store in Hunslet that sells affordable furniture to people on low incomes has received a much needed financial boost, thanks to local councillors. Cllr Angela Gabriel (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) says she is  delighted that her colleagues on the South (Inner) Area Committee have recognised the work that