SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Every year we give invest money to Social Enterprises that help our partners engage their residents in meaningful activity. Every year our partner get to apply for a GP Social Enterprise grant that will achieve these aims. Please see examples below:

SOAP MAKING

Greenhouse Community Project

Greenhouse Community Project (GCP) is an independent UK based Christian Organisation (CIC) for people and families affected by the hardships that lead to social exclusion, especially homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, long term unemployment, interim care, domestic abuse. They started this soap making project with a grant from Green Pastures. Click for more details.

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TRAINING WORKSHOP

Hope Housing

Hope Housing is a Christian charity working with homeless people in Bradford. They provide a range of interventions and services including supported housing with the aim of eradicating homelessness in Bradford.They take a holistic approach to restoring the individual. Hope Housing celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2019 and calculated in that time they have helped over 1,000 people! They started this training workshop project with a grant from Green Pastures. Click to see more details.

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COFFEE ROASTING

The Church has a prison leavers support ministry called 'Inside Out', and this will create opportunities for ex-prisoners to learn some of the science behind roasting, but also develop barista skills as well as learning how to engage with the public at the pop-up.

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LINK LOGS

VINEYARD COMPASSION

Link Logs is produced via Link+ which is a programme aimed at increasing employability, offered in a structured work placement two days per week in a supportive, mentor led environment. Link+ operates within a Social Enterprise setting. It gives people the opportunity to gain skills and expertise through participation in a working production line, producing wood kindling and blocks. Link logs produces seasoned and dried logs and kindling on site supporting people towards employment. Every purchase or donation helps support Vineyard Compassion projects that tackle food poverty, problem debt, unemployment and addiction.

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GARDENING PROJECT

Freedom Community Alliance

Freedom Community Alliance are a needs-led organisation focusing in on plugging gaps that exist for the vulnerable. The vulnerable groups they work for include homeless people, those suffering from addiction issues, people with poor physical and mental health, debt and poverty and those who simply want to improve their skills. They show the love and heart of God in their community by helping the marginalised and socially excluded. They started this gardening project with a grant from Green Pastures.
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WOODWORK

Handcrafted Projects

Handcrafted was born out of a desire to see people who are disadvantaged due to crime, alcohol or substance abuse, unemployment, ill health or old age make a positive step and becoming active members of the community.

Providing tailored training opportunities to enable every individual to achieve their goals & helping disadvantaged people find their ideal job or start their own enterprises again.

Green Pastures have provided several grants to achieve these aims.

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