Knowing when and how to grow can be a challenge for any organisation, let alone if it focuses on creating social and environmental value, or being based within a particular community. Shared Assets has researched this in the past, creating case studies, a thought guide and a toolkit to help organisations tackle this common problem. The videos below follow established land based social enterprises stories of growth and change.
Scaling and Development
Maintaining the river for riparian landowners whilst training volunteers and apprentices is how the River Stewardship Company realise their vision of more engaged communities and a healthier river. Helen Batt talks us through their focus on income generation and enterprise, how they scaled the project and their exciting business improvement district work in which 250 business are…
Members of OrganicLea workers’ co-op are running a thriving food growing project- with elements of recreation, education and campaigning- on ex-council land. Brian talks us through the co-op’s relationship with the local council and how have they have developed their project, income and ideas.
Leasing a site owned by the National Trust, the members of Broadclyst are growing crops, feeding local people and improving the land.