Aster Group backs entrepreneurs with social incubator
A social incubator developed by local housing association Aster Group is looking to provide creative solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by its communities.
The social enterprise scheme inc. is developing businesses with a social purpose such as those tackling homelessness, mental health, financial exclusion, unemployment, and the economic recovery from COVID-19.
Applicants from all over the UK have embarked on a ten-month business development programme designed to bring their ideas to market and connect them with potential partners and investors. The programme draws on the resources and expertise of Aster Group, and its people, with mentoring and additional guidance being provided by established social entrepreneurs. It is also the first scheme of its kind to be created by a housing association in the UK.
Cam Kinsella, director of the Aster Foundation, said:
“Aster launched inc. to find the people dedicated to developing innovative and sustainable ways to drive change across our communities and to give them the support and mentoring they need to make that change. It’s been so rewarding to see our first businesses develop and blossom. We’re looking forward to working with them on projects that will benefit our communities and customers.”
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