Research to boost social enterprises and co-operatives in Hackney
In partnership with Coop Culture and Stir to Action we are researching current issues around support available to social enterprises and cooperatives. The research will offer practical solutions that can benefit organisations based in Hackney and East London.
This comes in response to concerns within the sector that support available can be too short-term and often doesn’t respond to the social and economic context at a local level.
The research will help to maximise the potential of Hackney Impact – a new Council-funded partnership delivering a range of hands-on business help in Hackney including one-to-one coaching and mentoring, group courses and networking, and grant funding opportunities.
Our experienced research consultants will provide a robust base of learning and evidence to inform Council decisions. The research will be:
- Both grassroots and strategic: involving social businesses of varying sizes, to accurately represent the spectrum of social businesses in Hackney.
- Outside-in and inside out: ensuring research and evidence from elsewhere is brought in to our findings, as well generating learning to share beyond Hackney.
Findings will be reported in February 2024.
Cllr Nicholson, Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Delivery and Inclusive Economy, said:
John Hitchin at Renaisi said:
Jonny Gordon Farleigh, Director, Stir to Action, said:
Nathan Brown, Director, Coop Culture said:
To hear more about the research, email email@example.com
To sign up to the business support programme you can register here: https://www.hackneyimpact.com/