Episode 34 - Nicky Reid from the SPFL Trust - Social Enterprise Conversations
June 17, 2016•31 min
Not all organisations are vocal about the fact they are a social enterprise. Nor should they be. At its heart, social enterprise is just another type of business and to many organisations, it just makes sense. It’s the bigger, better, more effective brother to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Instead of CSR it is, in many ways, just simply responsibility.
The SPFL Trust operates in a similar manner to many other social enterprises in that they are a charity first and foremost. I was surprised to see the SPFL Trust on the GSEN website because I had no idea that they were a social enterprise; I was only familiar with them through their charity work. When I thought about it I realised that it made a great deal of sense for them to a be a social enterprise – in order to operate the programmes they do they must make some money, and that money simply goes back into creating other successful programmes that use the unique communities that football clubs inherently create to do good thi