Wrexham is one of a handful of places recognised by Social Enterprise UK for its social economy.

What is a not-for-profit organisation?

Not-for-profit organisations have a community focus and use their profits to fund their continuing activities. Examples include:

  • voluntary organisations
  • community groups
  • charities
  • co-operatives 

What is a social enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses which trade for a social or environmental purpose. They still aim to be commercially successful, but use the majority of any profit to help benefit people and/or the planet.

There are social enterprises in every sector of the UK economy. 

Social Enterprise Network

Our Business and Investment Team runs a Social Enterprise Network which provides dedicated support and guidance. The network also exists to help likeminded organisations share knowledge and best practice, network, identify funding, and work collectively in an effort to win contracts.

Who we advise

Our Social Enterprise Support Officer can offer guidance, whether:

  • You want to start a non-for-profit organisation or social enterprise
  • You already run a non-for-profit organisation or social enterprise
  • You are looking to re-evaluate the business model of your existing company in an effort to help give back to the community

You can fill in our online enquiry form if you have any questions, would like to arrange an appointment, or be added to the invitation list for future meetings.

Related links

Our Business and Investment team provides new businesses and existing businesses with access to various resources, which may also be helpful to not-for-profit organisations.