14 May 2019

Wales needs a strong social enterprise sector to tackle the challenges of the next decade and to seize new opportunities. This survey is the first stage in seeking your help and advice in this process.

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Wales already has a vibrant and diverse social enterprise sector, but it could do more. We think that Wales should be one of the best places to start and grow a social enterprise and be part of and help build a movement for change.

To do this a number of Social Enterprise support organisations and networks have come together to kick off the process of developing an ambitious new vision and action plan for social enterprise in Wales for the next ten years. 

This vision and action plan needs to be ambitious and stretch us all as social entrepreneurs, grassroots practitioners, leaders, support providers, investors and Government. 

But as a social movement, we cannot produce this alone. We need your help in setting the vision for our collective future and helping us to produce a roadmap to get there.

We need this process to be a shared endeavour, involving people and organisations throughout Wales, and culminating in a vision that we can all share and actions that we can all sign up to delivering.

This survey is the first stage in seeking your help and advice in this process.  Please complete before 31 May 2019 to ensure your voice is heard.

For the purpose of this exercise we are defining a social enterprise as a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.

The organisations involved are: DTA Wales, Social Firms Wales, UnLtd, WCVA, Antur Waunfawr, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Wales Co-operative Centre, with the support of the Welsh Government.