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Valleys Vision – investing in people to transform communities

January 7th 2020

Date: 10 February 2020

Time: 14:30-16:30

Venue: The Feel Good Factory, Mountain Ash Rd, Abercynon, Mountain Ash CF45 4XZ

Cost: Free but advanced registration required

With social and economic inequality growing in Wales, more people than ever are using innovative and sustainable business ideas to help drive social change.

Whether they are providing jobs, improving the lives of people in later life, or making a positive impact in the places where they live and work, these social entrepreneurs put social purpose at the heart of what they do, ahead of financial gain.

This interactive panel discussion will hear from a range of social entrepreneurs and organisations working in the South Wales Valleys to transform their community.

Speakers include Mark Norbury, UnLtd CEO, Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation , Chris Blake of Project Skyline and Welsh ICE, plus local social entrepreneurs.

This event will go beyond celebrating good practice to explore:

  • The economic, social and well-being impact social entrepreneurs have in and beyond their communities
  • What makes a successful social entrepreneur and how did they get there
  • The practical challenges that social entrepreneurs face starting out and finding routes to market
  • What existing and different kinds of support and investment can best help social entrepreneurs navigate the system to start well and thrive

This event is being led by UnLtd – The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with The Bevan Foundation – Wales’ leading think tank.

It is part of Firestarter Cymru Festival – celebrating creativity and innovation in public services.

Book your place here


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