Social Business Park for Charities and Social Enterprizes
FareShare South West is a charity that is tackling food waste and fighting hunger. We are based in a warehouse that has a five year lease which is due to end in 2015. Many other charities face the dilema of re-negociating their leases with landlords or having to move.
My idea is to identify a business park that includes offices, units, workshops and warehouses purely to support charities and Social Enterprizes in Bristol.
You may say community centres are already doing this but my vision is on a much bigger scale and not under one roof, for instance; we require a warehouse, another project may require a wood yard another a kitchen etc.
Why the contribution is important
Organisations could share space, could share resources and become a hive of activites for volunteers and the sharing of skills.
People who volunteer could learn skills and achieve accrediation from many different charities and come away with a range of different skills.
Similar charites could be positioned close to one another to benefit each other, for instance use of vans, kitchens etc.
This could save an enourmous amount of money for charities that will benefit the local communities.
by user853723 on December 10, 2013 at 02:09PM