We are very proud to announce that 19 social businesses are joining CSV 2015. Please see the list below for the current cohort with more details on each one to follow very soon – Watch this Space
Activ Zone - Leeds – Mentored by Experian and Places for People
Activ Zone CIC is a community hub that provides rental space for charity clubs as well as a private sports club.
AOD Trading - London – Mentored by First Ark and Places for People
AOD Trading is a user led organisation which is the trading arm of Action on Disability. They provide practical money management support targeted at the small charity sector.
Bite the Ballot - Essex – Mentored by First Ark
Bite the Ballot engage with marginalised young people informing them about politics through digital games which are used in schools. They also employ Community Engagement Officers who are young people in various constituencies that engage with their peers and local councillors.
Breathe Arts Health Research - London – Mentored by Experian
Breathe designs,researches and delivers exciting and innovative ways of integrating the arts and creativity in to healthcare,to improve health outcomes for individuals and communities. They have been named on the New Radicals 2014 list produced by Nesta and The Observer.
Cheeky Cherubs - Manchester – Mentored by Places for People
Cheeky Cherubs is a children’s play and learning centre. They provide the following services for the local community; soft play frame, ICT suite, cafe and early learning area. Any profits made are reinvested into the centre developing the services it provides for the community.
EPIC Problem Gambling Consultancy - Wigan – Mentored by Barclays and First Ark
EPIC specialises in prevention and identification of problem gambling at work. Working with HR, compliance and risk departments they reduce organisational risk and ensure fulfilment of duty of care to all stakeholders. They ensure that organisations set down a clear, fit for purpose pathway of support which is available to any affected employees suffering with gambling addiction.
Genie in the Gutter - Liverpool – Mentored by First Ark & Barclays
Genie in the Gutter is a bridge to recovery service that provides informed choices around drug and alcohol treatment to those who need it. Alongside providing a schedule of recovery with creative and performance based sessions, GIG offer one-to-one support including the following areas: training, education, health and housing.
Goldfinger Factory – London – Mentored by Places for People & Fusion 21
Goldfinger Factory is an up-cycling production and learning hub which strives to inspire one of London’s most diverse communities through the creative reuse and recycling of furniture. Facilities within the factory include: a furniture showroom, a sustainable workshop, an upcycling school and a café space.
Hire Hand - London – Mentored by Experian
Hire Hand is an online service that enables small business owners to fill hourly task based jobs on demand from a talent pool of long term unemployed individuals.
Home Services Support – Stoke-on-Trent – Mentored by First Ark, Places for People and Barclays
Home Services Support provide bespoke assistance to housebound individuals in the community who require it. Services they offer range from cooking & cleaning to assistance with keeping appointments & access to social events.
Hospice Quality Partnership - Cheshire – Mentored by Fusion 21 & Places for People
Hospice Quality Partnership is an exciting initiative bringing together hospices across the UK as partners and shareholders in a company which they own in turn helping them to improve their efficiency, reduce costs and improve the quality of care for patients.
Mental Fight Club - London – Mentored by Barclays & First Ark
Mental Fight Club seeks to address the sigma and social isolation that affects those with mental health issues. The MFC model moves away from the traditional one seeking a more social, creative and holistic one.
Off the Scale – Birmingham – Mentored by Experian
Off the Scale set out to sell upcycled and recycled clothing while providing employment opportunities to local young people who are dealing with mental health issues such as depression.
Old Spike Roastery - London – Mentored by Barclays
Old Spike Roastery is a coffee shop based in Peckham. OSR recruit and train homeless and vulnerably housed people in the art of coffee roasting and further assist them with housing and training with ultimate aim of preparing their trainees for long-term employment.
Specialisterne UK is driving the nationwide expansion of the proven international job creation and employment concept, Specialisterne (“The Specialists”). They assess, train and employ individuals with autism as consultants in IT and other sectors with technically oriented tasks and jobs, such as data management, software testing and quality control.
Super Kitchen - Nottingham – Mentored by Experian
Super Kitchen is second of our CSV 2015 organisations to be named on The New Radicals list for 2014. They aim to address food poverty and social isolation by creating food hubs where healthy meals are sold to the local community at prices they can afford. Indgredients for the meals come from surplus food provided by FareShare.
The Employability Trust - Durham – Mentored by Barclays
The Employability Trust is a charity based in Peterlee which seeks to help the NEET’s of the North East to prepare for work. Through non-traditional training we aim to teach the unemployed people the skills that they need to secure long term employment. In our 15,000sq ft factory unit we give REAL work experience manufacturing and engineering REAL products.
Time to Change - Cumbria – Mentored by First Ark and Barclays
Time to Change provide 24h staffed, abstinent accommodation, training & employment for those who find themselves homeless. There is a 6 month maximum stay and residents are responsible for fundraising / cooking / cleaning and managing the project with support from staff and volunteers.
Tiny Diner – London – Mentored by Barclays
Tiny Diner is the social enterprise branch of the charity Eaves whose mission is to expose and address violence against women. Tiny Diner is a range of fresh, chilled, organic baby food and any profits made from the sale of these products will go to Eaves to help them continue their work with vulnerable women.