Business Development & Support
- Monday, 23 January 2012 10:42 Tamsin Morris Hits: 2186
The Westminster government and the Plunkett Foundation have published the first review of rural social enterprise in England. Obviously, it focuses on the state of rural social enterprises south of the border. But the review makes interesting reading for those who want to keep up with the sector throughout the UK. It highlights the key role that social enterprise is playing in maintaining and delivering rural assets and services. It also picks up on the current growth rate of rural social enterprises, but emphasises that the need to raise significant amounts of start-up capital can be a barrier to development, particularly for asset-owning organisations.
You can download a copy of the report here.