As a social enterprise, Priscilla’s Tea Room re invests money back into the community towards their core social aims:
Providing part time, regular work for local people
Increase Community engagement
Encourage greater access and usage of our green spaces
Promote shop local/use local ethos
Target social isolation
Provide platform for employability skills and experience
What is a social enterprise?
We get asked this a lot. In short it is a business whose social aims are at the core and are prioritised over profits.
A social enterprise is an organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in economic, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximising social impact alongside profits or instead of profits. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form of a co-operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity, a social business, a benefit corporation, a community interest company, a company limited by guarantee or a charity organisation. They can also take more conventional structures.
What differentiates social enterprises from other organisations is that their social mission is as core to their success as any potential profit.