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Cre8te Social Enterprise Scotland Award Winners

Social Enterprise Scotland LogoCre8te Best Social Impact Award 2015





At the recent Social Enterprise Scotland awards ceremony held at the Scottish Parliament, Cre8te Opportunities Limited were delighted to win the Best Social Impact Award 2015.

Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise showcase how social enterprises are improving Scotland’s economy and society, and the entire team here at Cre8te were delighted to be recognised for the work we do.

Over the 25 years we’ve been in existence, our aims have always been to build strong, sustainable communities in regeneration areas by helping residents and businesses to maximise their potential and contribute to their local economy.

Cre8te has built up trust in the local community particularly with under-represented groups and provides advice, support and training which is delivered in a sympathetic way that is seen to be not part of the “system”.  Our location is a place that our target clients are familiar with, and is also seen locally as integral to other local regeneration programmes.

We are well networked into a wide range of other local services working in tandem with our clients, helping to remove barriers such as childcare, addictions, mental health, and benefits advice.

Based in the Craigmillar area in the East of Edinburgh, we have specialised in nurturing enterprise in a very difficult neighbourhood – where worklessness is endemic and there is intense social and economic deprivation.  We have also focussed our attention on under-represented groups, including support for long term unemployed, individuals with mental health issues and addictions, females and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) entrepreneurs, it’s fantastic to be recognised for the difference we make.

John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minster, The Scottish Government, said:

“Social enterprises make a huge impact right across Scotland – tackling social problems and strengthening communities. They help create employment and skills opportunities, improve public services and support some of our hardest to reach individuals. I am very happy, therefore, to celebrate the success of this year’s Social Enterprise Scotland award winners and to congratulate them on their substantial achievements.” 

Port of Leith Housing Association: Best Partnership Organisation

As if that wasn’t enough in the same week Cre8te also picked up the Best Partnership Organisation from Port of Leith Housing Association, two awards in one week….it’s certainly not a bad way to round off the year! Port of Leith Housing Association Best Partnership Award 2015POLHA Logo

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