North Lancashire Social Enterprise:
A network of local social enterprises and social activists, who have come together to promote all social enterprises in our district.
We are an independant not-for-personal-profit organisation, open to all, without political or other affiliations.
We are supported by SELNET, the membership organisation for social enterprise in Lancashire. We make up one of the five Lancashire SE hubs.
Aims of the North Lancashire Social Enterprise Network
Our network exists to promote the association, networking and collaboration of locally based social enterprises or individuals wishing to support social enterprise activities. Collectively promoting the value and benefit from social enterprise activities that contributes towards increased wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities living and working within North Lancashire. We aim to improve the quality and outcomes of our activities by promoting good social enterprise practice in our district.
We seek to achieve these aims by:
Supporting collaboration within our network to achieve greater impacts, to tender collectively for work and by undertaking joint projects. Facilitating mutual advice, education and knowledge sharing activities. Exchanging skills, knowledge and time, where possible using mutual exchange in place of monetary exchange. Influencing decision makers, consumers and funders to support local ethical products and services, make use of local knowledge and support our local economy and environment.
The principles on which our network is based is guided by the following value statement:
“Finding solutions to social and environmental problems through sustainable trading based on community ownership, co-operation and mutual support. We celebrate the value of inclusion, social justice, self development and equal opportunities for all”
Our vision statement:
Empowering our local communities to work together and invest in greener, fairer enterprise
In November 2010 we adopted a new Terms of Reference that describe why we exist and how we will run our network. Download the NLSE terms of reference November 2010.
Please contact us if you wish to get involved or find out more.
We meet regularly and you are welcome to join our meetings. We also mail out regular bulletins, and you can sign up to receive these through our contact page.
You can even sign up for a free profile on the NLSE network website and join our local community
Ask for more information by email, or phone Jez Hall (leaving a message if needed): 07963 706106