Social Enterprise Gets Investment Boost

Founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, supported the Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy (YVP) investment program launch, which is designed to improve funding in social enterprises within the region.

The Leeds Community Foundation oversees the  YVP investment program, which is currently seeking to drive in private investors now that its EU backed grants program has been formed. Sir Tim also encouraged social entrepreneurs not to “consider profit a dirty word when their business has a social or community purpose and to be more self-confident in their business abilities.”

via Funding boost for social enterprise | Yorkshire Post UK