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Plunkett Foundation to review rural social enterprises

Defra and the Office for Civil Society have commissioned the Plunkett Foundation to review the economic, social and environmental impacts of rural social enterprise in England. The research and development project will collect evidence on the contributions made by social enterprises to rural communities.  It will be used to inform the understanding of Defra and [...]

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Defra research published: Third sector and waste management

Back in November we drew your attention to a key report published by Defra on the Benefits of third sector organisations in waste management. A further research report has now been published: WR0502: Social Enterprises and Sustainable Waste and Resource Management: Evaluating Impacts, Capacities and Opportunities The primary aim of this research was to evaluate the potential [...]

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Defra research published: Benefits of third sector organisations in waste management.

Defra has funded three research projects relating to social enterprise and waste management.     The first of these has been published and provides evidence of the wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits that are gained when social enterprises engage in the delivery of waste services.  The report is entitled ”Benefits of Third Sector Involvement in Waste Management” (WR0506).  This research used [...]

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