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A fair economy that works for everyone

We believe institutions need to use public procurement as a tool to deliver wider economic, social and environmental benefits and have implemented a Social Value Policy (PDF) outlining how we will deliver this through our procurement process.

We are working collaboratively with Chorley Borough Council under our Shared Services arrangements and with a wider group of Preston and Lancashire practitioners to share best practice and develop change.

For further information please see the below link:

https://www.southribble.gov.uk/tendersandcontracts

Community Wealth Building

Info Community Wealth

How to start a co-op

Co-op UK have published a step by step guide to help you start a co-op.

Once you have developed a plan to start your new co-operative you can apply for additional business support to help you get off the ground!

You can also convert your existing business to a co-operative, which could open new opportunities for yourself and employees.

Please see the link below for more information:

https://www.uk.coop/start-new-co-op

 

Setting up a social enterprise.

You must choose a business structure if you’re starting a business that helps people or communities (a ‘social enterprise’). Please see the GOV website for guidance on setting up a business that has social, charitable or community-based objectives.

https://www.gov.uk/set-up-a-social-enterprise

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