WE ARE A NATION OF INNOVATORS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Supporting community led wellbeing development

Community Kitchen Garden

"Wellbeing - is about creating the conditions for thriving sustainably.  It’s quality of life and prosperity, positive physical and mental health, sustainable thriving communities.

 

Wellbeing is a measure of social progress and, arguably, the goal of individuals, good government and charitable activity.’"

We foster increased engagement and collaboration between with community innovators and entrepreneurs, commercial enterprise, and the public sector. Supporting the coming together and cooperation on the development of models to better facilitate co-design / production, and continuous improvement in sustainable wellbeing development systems and services, and measurable social, economic, and ecological progress in delivery.

We achieve this by

Networking - Connecting like-minded individuals and organisations with similar social and ecological ambitions to one another. Through our intelligence we reach and create bridges between unconnected spaces, places, and people.

Convening and co-design - A social economy cannot come to fruition by VCSE-activity alone. Citizens, local businesses, academia, public sector, and more all need to be involved in the weaving of social change and regenerative local economics. Our convening capability delivers new connections, increased peer-to-peer learning, new collaborations, and innovations with new ways to realise social value and benefits.

Brokering - The liaising power that aims to increase the public and private spending into local social economy capacity. This includes facilitating creation of new more effective / efficient and sustainable service structures e.g., carers cooperatives, food cooperatives, etc. and community wealth building opportunity.

Best practice blueprints – engaging aid to support community start-ups to accelerate progress to a sustainable and mature state of service capability through connection with libraries of common tools, business support services and blueprint delivery approaches / models, utilising best practice guidance / support built from experience of specialists from across the commercial, public and not for profit sectors.

OUR 4GOOD SERVICES

COMMUNITY ASSET DATA MAPPING

Community led wellbeing development is both and overarching idea and hands on approach for empowering local people and communities to collectively innovative and develop sustainable social, economic, and ecological solutions.

To facilitate this we provide a data services that enables community projects and initiatives to identify local resources, specialist support and assets that can be engaged to support community wellbeing development projects.

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SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Years in the making, our social and economic impact data to support social investment decision making has  been built from a wide range of academic, public health and social enterprise / charity organisations studies and reports.

Our SROI model currently measures societal challenges encompassing health, care, welfare, education, criminal justice, and collectively confirms £10's of millions in social and economic benefits for UK communities, local economies, and public sector.

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SOCIAL PURPOSE

 TECH4GOOD

There are many ways in which digital solutions and technology can help our  community initiatives and projects to do more good 

But building digital and technology opportunities into business and investment plans is both challenging and sometimes cost prohibitive to start with.

We are working to change this through engaging technologists and social investors on the delivery of a better way to support social purpose enterprise.

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SOCIAL VALUE RESOURCE4GOOD

There is great opportunity for individual, family and community wellbeing development if we can better connect and combine resources available within our communities.

eCulture Solutions is working to establish a resource 4 good library service to host offers of finance, skills, people, goods, or services from business, philanthropists, or everyday people that can be utilised by the 3rd sector, social groups or community projects to aid delivery of their outcomes.

Do you have a community project or idea that you would like help with, or an existing group or organisations wanting to do more in your community?

Or are you an individual interested in joining the team and helping to deliver this valuable community data service?

Or do you wish to just know more about what we do and our unique approach to helping communities?

In any case we are keen to hear from you, please reach out  and lets talk and explore the art of the possible.