The objective of the CATALYSE project is to provide social enterprises, their communities and adult educators with the resources which will help them add to the social and economic fabric of their communities and to build healthier, competitive, more inclusive communities.
“You must never doubt your ability to achieve anything, overcome anything, and inspire everything, because the truth is, there are no superheroes. There is just us, and too often we are the ones that we keep waiting for.”
“Be greedy for social change, and your life will be endlessly enriched. The only failure lies in not trying, or in giving up.”
Community-based social enterprises play a vital support role where public and private sector services are lacking, either through geographical or social isolation or because demand levels are not sufficient. However, adults in the community who are employed underfunded community-based employment programmes or volunteer, by happenstance, are actually leading existing and emerging social enterprises without formal recognition.