The social economy is made up of charities, social organisations, cooperatives and self-help initiatives that produce and distribute market and non-markets goods and services, for societal, environmental and carbon reduction purposes, employing people inclusively, fairly and with dignity.

A new piece of research conducted by Bishop Grosseteste University with support from Business Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Council, aims to build upon previous research undertaken which informed the “Social Economy Strategy for Greater Lincolnshire: 2021-2031” by involving more social economy organisations. We would like to invite all groups and organisations that operate within the Social Economy of Greater Lincolnshire to take part in this research by filling in a short survey here

 It should take around 10 minutes to complete and aims to gather data which will help to:

  • Identify the legal status of local social economy organisations;
  • Identify the sectors in which social economy organisations operate, and the organisations that they work with;
  • Understand current funding arrangements and any anticipated changes to these;
  • Audit the current and future skill requirements of social economy organisations;
  • Understand issues related to sustainability and reducing environmental impact;
  • and Assess the impact of the Social Value Act.
BGU Social Economy Survey