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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.

South Ribble Borough Council have developed this social value toolkit which aims to support businesses to deliver wider community benefits as part of their activities in the borough.

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:

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:

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.

South Ribble Borough Council
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Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH
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