Hope Enterprises – a vibrant local social enterprise doing good in Northamptonshire

Hope Enterprises: using business to improve society and the lives of individuals in need

Hope Enterprises Community Interest Company or CiC, offers training and work opportunities in a range of small businesses, to people affected by homelessness, drugs, alcohol, poverty, mental health and other disadvantage.

We work within Northamptonshire in the UK. We are part of the Hope group alongside our parent Charity, the Northampton Hope Centre Charity, which has been providing help to people in acute need since 1974.

We have been re-accredited for a further 3 years from Nov 2017 by the Social Enterprise Quality Mark

What we do

We run a range of businesses to provide opportunity for our clients and to raise funds, all profits from which are re-invested into the company or the parent charity. These include:

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Latest News

Hope's foodclub opens a second site at the Dofddridge centre St James on April 19th 10-12!.

James Sheppard has joined us as foodclub manager

Keeping in touch:

The best way to keep in touch with Hope Enterprises is through social media. Hope Enterprises has its own twitter page (@EnterprisesHope) and shares a Facebook page with the Northampton Hope Centre as well as joint accounts on Instagram, Linked In, You tube

Our Philosophy

Read about our vision of social enterprise and the pathway from Hope Centre into Hope Enterprises. We believe a social enterprise should not just be about profit, but should:

Benefit individuals who work within it to offer them training, opportunities and support

Benefit the wider community, especially people in need, by producing something valuable or socially useful

Be produced in such a way that benefits society (including the environment)

Research/Literature about Hope Enterprise's work and social enterprise generally

Funding: We are funded by a mixture of sales, contracts, grants, donations and training income. If you want to donate directly to support Hope Enterprises, or want to invest in Hope Enterprises, please contact us.

For information about Hope's governance, read here

Hope Enterprises' patron: Adam Gray, Chef: website