Social Enterprise and Community Cafe Activity
Over the past few years, SEN members have increasingly referred to various forms of community café activity taking place within their social enterprise.
Given the enthusiasm across the SENs for involvement in community café activities, Senscot was keen to engage with local and thematic SENs to understand the role that community café activity plays within social enterprise.
With this paper, we aim to establish the core purposes these activities serve and gain insight into how community cafe activity is resourced, particularly with regards to the challenges of turning over a surplus.
This paper will be followed by a series of shorter publications with a focus on peer-to-peer learning around the running of a community cafe. Each publication will focus on a specific scenario, such as setting up a community café from scratch, building a kitchen or bringing in an external caterer to run a community café on your existing premises.