Month: December 2018

Key Fund backs Social Sense CIC with £90,000 Investment!

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Salford Quays based Social Sense CIC has secured £90,000 from the Key Fund to help scale its impressive social impacts in the areas of Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, Knife Crime plus adolescent Risk Behaviours including Alcohol and Substance misuse.

The Sheffield based Social Investor has committed to Investing from its Northern Impact Fund.  A mixture of grant and loan finance has been received via Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, with funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Big Society Capital.

Social Sense CIC was born out of the Ltd company using surpluses, pro-bono support and various new commissions to help it achieve a successful first year of trading.

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Change Up estimated to “Reduce Domestic Abuse by 10%” says University of Salford

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University also estimates a £8.29 society benefit for every £1 spent on Social Sense’s Healthy Relationship project

Social Sense has recently concluded a successful 12-month project with local secondary schools in Salford, promoting healthy relationships and tackling the misperceptions that exist around domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

Harrop Fold High School Primary poster 2018

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It’s #InternationalVolunteerDay – How volunteering can improve your mental wellbeing?

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Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing, however it can also do a lot of good for your own mental wellbeing.

Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community, can give you a sense of purpose, make you feel happier and more satisfied with life.

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