a business which aims to create sustainable jobs and related training opportunities for local people and/or to provide commercial services
Combines community-led action with business activities aimed at economic development and social gain. Community enterprises have explicit social aims and are accountable to their communities. They are independent but work in partnership with others.
Community enterprises are social enterprises that are community-led organisations. They support economic and community regeneration and renewal. They trade for a social purpose and invest surpluses in further enterprise development and for community benefit.