This podcast is a recording of the seminar “Rural Social Enterprise: How Housing Associations Can Help” at The Young Foundation on 11 April, 2013. In this seminar, Paul Smith, Head of Enterprise & Intelligence, and Charlotte Weedon, Social Enterprise Development Manager of Aster Group asked if housing associations are doing all they could to support rural social enterprise, and what the benefits might be if they do. They shared some of their unique insights into the challenges and opportunities of serving rural communities, as well as looking at why it’s important that social enterprise grows from the community rather than approaching matters from the top down. (PS- Charlotte’s final slide was a picture of the cover of the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” with the following quote: “Fern was up at daylight, trying to rid the world of injustice. As a result, she now has a pig. A small one to be sure, but nevertheless a pig. It just shows what can happen if a person gets out of bed promptly.”)
For more information on this event, see the events listing.