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Sylvia Grainger

Enterprising partnership for in-Cumbria Business Awards

Published on: Thursday 16th August 2018

As a champion of social enterprise, the University of Cumbria is a driving force in the establishment of ethical companies aiming to make a difference in our communities.

These organisations play an important role in the development of a thriving, vibrant economy – a fact recognised in-Cumbria’s 2018 Business Awards, in association with Sellafield Ltd, with a category dedicated to the Best Social Enterprise.

This category is being sponsored by the University of Cumbria again, itself a registered charity, which has an established record of supporting social enterprises across the county.

The university has around 1,000 student volunteers working in social enterprises, charities and other community settings and is also training social enterprise leaders under its Aspiring Leaders’ Programme.

The programme was created in 2011 to develop leadership potential in local communities in partnership with the Lake District-based Brathay Trust, a youth charity founded in 1946 by Francis C Scott and the Common Purpose leadership development charity.

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