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

HE has been shortlisted as a finalist in the NATIONAL SME not-for-profit Business of the year! Read about it here: https://www.smenationalbusinessawards.co.uk/finalists-2019

HE foodclub welcomes a new worker, John Rice, who is running the warehouse and distribution. With his arrival from 23rd August we are changing the time and date of one pop-up - Blackthorn - returning it to its orginal venue at Blackthorn Community Centre, 25 yds away, and back to its former day and time, 9 am on Fridays.
We are open the next 2 thursdays at the nursery, then from 23rd, move to Fridays. Tell everyone!

We urgently need items to supply to people in need:
Meat and Fish tins
Sauce (pasta) jars
Veg tins

Donations can be made via Hope's day centre 9-1 every weekday, 9-12 Saturday or by ringing us to arrange special deliveries or collections by Hope staff
Ring 08455199371

Hope has opened a pop-up charity shop on Abington Street - come in and grab a bargain: great stock, low prices. Now also stocking Hope Tools and foodclub boxes for existing members!

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

You can watch a film about our parent charity and some of Hope Enterprises work here

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. You an donate to our parent charity, Hope, here

For information about Hope's governance, read here

Hope Enterprises' Patron: Adam Gray, Chef: website