• Tributes come from far and wide for “inspirational” lawyer Stephen Lloyd

    "Our sector is so much the stronger for his lifetime of work. I will greatly miss his friendship and his wisdom" – Sir Stuart Etherington on Stephen Lloyd, much loved and respected charity and social enterprise lawyer, who died this week.

  • Why story telling and resilience are key to social enterprise success

    The most successful social enterprises will have broken down the doors of a disused building and used them as tables. They'll also be able to tell a fantastic story.


  • The ludicrous luxury of purpose. Do you buy it?

    A sense of purpose is a luxury that we aspire to. And there's something about the quest to reach it that irks accidental social entrepreneur, Helen Trevaksis. 

  • Honey bees provide solutions to Scotland's sticky social issues

    We meet the social entrepreneur with a sweet tooth who is tackling some of Scotland's biggest social issues, such as isolation and loneliness, with honey. 



Social innovator's weekly round-up #12

Social investment plays a vital role in improving the GCSE exam results of disadvantaged students in the UK and the UN looks to entrepreneurship to solve the youth unemployment crisis in Gambia.

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Who pays when the state can’t?

Billions of pounds of cuts, 'graphs of doom', the promise and betrayals of the Big Society, lead us to one big question: who pays when the state can't?