Social enterprises are businesses but it’s what they do with their profits that makes them different. The money they make is reinvested or donated to support pressing social and environmental issues, from creating job opportunities to helping reducing poverty.
Operating in an array of industries and sectors and selling a vast range of products and services, there are 1,600 social enterprises in Wales.
Social Saturday was started in Wales in 2013 and has since become a UK wide campaign.
Social Saturday in Wales is run by Social Business Wales, which is delivered by the Wales Co-operative Centre, with funding from Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund.
From pop-up markets and film-screenings to dinner parties and open-mic events, more than 80 events took place across the UK in 2017.
Social Saturday trended on social media and had a Twitter reach of more than 10 million!
For social enterprises, Social Saturday is an opportunity to be part of a national campaign and shout about the brilliant work you are doing by joining the conversation on social, offering discounts to your customers or holding a big event. Download our Campaign Pack for more ideas.Download a campaign pack
It’s not just for social enterprises - everyone can get involved and show their support. Consumers can buy from their local social enterprise. Businesses can improve their supply chain and buy social too and local authorities can support enterprises in their borough.find your social enterprise