Our strategic objectives

To develop a high quality and pro-active voluntary sector for the benefit of the
residents of the Dudley Borough by positively engaging partners in support of
voluntary activity

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The Government defines a social enterprise as “a business with primarily social objectives, whose surpluses are principally re-invested for that purpose in the business of the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.”

West Midlands Enterprise stipulates that a social enterprise must be ‘incorporated in some form’ and that its regular, every day, activities involve providing services and products or services in return for payment….at least 25% of the enterprises's funding is generated through trading (ie) in direct exchange for goods and services.

Caroline Webb of Dudley CVS says that a social enterprise “is a business that trades for a social and/or environmental purpose and it will have a clear sense of its ‘social mission.’ It will also know what difference it is trying to make, who it aims to help, and how it plans to do it.  It will bring in most,or all, of its income through selling goods or services rather than through grants and donations.  It will also have clear rules about what it does with its profits, reinvesting these to further the ‘social mission’ such as helping the people or community it supports.”

For further information contact Caroline Webb on 01384 573381
E-mail: carolinewebb@dudleycvs.org.uk

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if you would like more information about Dudley CVS or would like to use one of the services we offer, please contact our office :
Telephone : 01384 573381 Visit our office at : 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY5 3EE

Registered charity No. 517766 incorporated under the 1995 Companies Act No 1998105 DVCS 2010