Trading with the good of the community at its heart.
Social Echo is a non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom on a mission to dismantle poverty and lack of opportunity by harnessing the potential of social trading to build stronger communities.
We believe that communities can become more cohesive, caring, and capable in the face of change by developing their own ecosystem for social trading: trading with the good of the community at its heart. We bring together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support local people in need, build the infrastructure necessary to sustain local wellness and help the local economy thrive. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate crisis, the world needs this more than ever.
More on cross sector working
The voluntary, private, and public sectors often have different strengths and resources that they can bring to bear on a problem or issue. By working together, these different sectors can pool their resources and expertise to achieve common goals and make a greater impact than they could on their own. For example, the public sector may have access to funding and other resources that can support the work of voluntary organisations, while the private sector may have expertise and technology that can help to drive innovation and efficiency. By collaborating, these different sectors can also help to ensure that the needs of the community are met in the most effective and efficient way possible. Additionally, collaboration between these different sectors can help to build trust and cooperation, which can lead to more effective problem-solving and decision-making.
How we do it
We bring organisations together in physical and virtual spaces to house great people and ideas, unleashing the untapped potential of communities.
Growing Social Business
We help grow social businesses by offering support services and networking.
Reducing Gaps & Overlaps
We operate in a fourth sector environment where the private, public and voluntary sectors meet, helping organisations to reduce duplication and identify opportunities where local wellness needs are unmet.
We help social businesses develop franchising opportunities, allowing them to scale and replicate, amplifying social impact and creating opportunities in other places.
How we fund our work
Social Echo offers professional services to businesses and organisations in the community, allowing us to generate revenue, which is used to support our community work.
Our design services including branding and website design and we also marketing services, such as social media management, email marketing and advertising campaign management. Additionally, Social Echo offers support and consultancy for existing and new charities and social enterprises in addition to event management services.
Our Current Projects
Social Echo has built partnerships that have brought together private, public and voluntary sector organisations to deliver measurable social impact. Our team has helped build and develop innovative social businesses and charitable organisations, created the UKs most ambitious free community festival and launched the UKs first Covid-19 support network in 2020.
Yaxley Festival is more than an event, it’s a core component of a community development programme that continues to deliver REAL SOCIAL IMPACT.
The Hobby Hub project promotes hobbies and their benefits for mental and physical wellbeing in a space to create, collaborate and share.
Yaxley & Farcet Men’s Shed
The Yaxley and Farcet Men’s Shed project invites members to connect with other men while working on fun and fulfilling projects together.
Cost of Living Support
We launched the UK’s first Covid-19 community support network during the pandemic and now we’re once again mobilising our team and volunteers to support residents negatively impacted by the UK Cost of Living Crisis. Visit our website to learn more about our services and warm space.
Supporting Food Redistribution
Social Echo is proud to play a key role as a gateway to food redistribution in Huntingdonshire. We work closely with local charity Food for Nought, providing a location for them to base a vehicle distributing surplus food to food banks, community fridges and emergency food providers in the district. We also partner with Diamond Hampers CIC, a local social enterprise providing emergency food parcels and operating stores in Huntingdon offering affordable food and second-hand items.
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