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Absolutely first class support and advice from Key Fund. Superb back up, professional and friendly attitude... sets the standard
Keith Angel - Wavelength Arts CIC Ltd
Having the Key Fund in Yorkshire has helped address disadvantage and discrimination in a practical and lasting way.
Sam Keighley - ABL, Bradford
The Key Fund has been instrumental in our development. We started as one thing, but now we deliver many different services
Steven Mundin - Higher Rhythm
The Key fund has been instrumental in supporting the growth and development of our setting over the last 10 years
Carol Hill - Cawthorne Children's Centre
Without the Key Fund support, we'd be finished. They've handed us at least two 'get out of jail' cards. I can't praise them enough
Steve Palmer - Barnsley Community Build
East Midlands Wood Recycling CIC is a Social Enterprise that has been set up to reclaim, reuse and recycle wood, providing good quality wood for sale to the public of Derby and beyond at an affordable price.
Remploy Electronics was a factory in Bolton that assembled high quality and complex printed circuit boards on surface mounted equipment. Remploy offered sustainable employment for disabled people. Government cuts led to its closure in August 2012. Entrepreneur Oli Randell created a social enterprise, Ability Tec Ltd in September, to rescue the Bolton factory.
The Key Fund, Britains largest regional Community Development Finance Institution specialising in the social economy market, has announced Yorkshires Top Ten social enterprises. A social enterprise itself, the Key Fund is a market leader in innovation recognising the nature and environment within which social businesses operate - namely disadvantage and market failure.
A Bright Start for Bransholme with a new Community Day Nursery. Bransholme in Hull is one of the largest housing estates in Europe, with many families needing childcare in order to access work, training, or courses, to improve their life & parenting skills. The estate is also one of the highest areas of deprivation within the city & with a vision to develop a chain of community nurseries to serve the local area, Angela Proctor was keen to take up the opportunity when an existing venture was about to close in 2007.
After working to evaluate the health benefits of exercise as a preventative to illness, sports coach Adam Rhodes recognised a need to support community organisations and interest groups with proactive sports and activity sessions. With the aim of developing sport in a fun environment to a wide range of people of all ages and abilities in the community, Sportsability was created to work with education, disability support groups and community groups in Hull and the East Riding.
An innovative programme to provide young people with work experience in Barnsley led to the creation of a social enterprise business which will refurbish and re-sell previously used office furniture, rescued from businesses and organisations around the area.