Hope Enterprises Community Interest Company or CiC, offers training and work opportunities in a range of small businesses, to people affected by homelessness, drugs, alcohol, poverty, mental health and other disadvantage.
We work within Northamptonshire in the UK. We are part of the Hope group alongside our parent Charity, the Northampton Hope Centre Charity, which has been providing help to people in acute need since 1974.
We have been re-accredited for a further 3 years from Nov 2017 by the Social Enterprise Quality Mark
We run a range of businesses to provide opportunity for our clients and to raise funds, all profits from which are re-invested into the company or the parent charity. These include:
Hope's food club urgently needs items to supply to people in need. the level of demand we are seeing means we have to secure new donations of food to keep the service going. In particular we need:
Meat and Fish tins
Sauce (pasta) jars
Donations can be made via Hope's day centre 9-1 every weekday, 9-12 Saturday or by ringing us to arrange special deliveries or even collecting
15th March 2019: Hope has opened a pop-up charity shop on Abington Street - come in and grab a bargain: great stock, low prices. Now also stocking Hope Tools!
The best way to keep in touch with Hope Enterprises is through social media. Hope Enterprises has its own twitter page (@EnterprisesHope) and shares a Facebook page with the Northampton Hope Centre as well as joint accounts on Instagram, Linked In, You tube
You can watch a film about our parent charity and some of Hope Enterprises work here
Read about our vision of social enterprise and the pathway from Hope Centre into Hope Enterprises. We believe a social enterprise should not just be about profit, but should:
Research/Literature about Hope Enterprise's work and social enterprise generally
Funding: We are funded by a mixture of sales, contracts, grants, donations and training income. If you want to donate directly to support Hope Enterprises, or want to invest in Hope Enterprises, please contact us. You an donate to our parent charity, Hope, here
For information about Hope's governance, read here
Hope Enterprises' Patron: Adam Gray, Chef: website