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Springboard Programme - 2016 Developing and supporting social enterprises

In February 2016 a Social Enterprise Competition was launched in cooperation with NESsT to identify and develop social enterprises that improve the employment chances and livelihood of people in deep poverty.

Having evaluated dozens of written applicatons, four organisations were selected to receive intensive capacity-building and mentoring throughout the spring and summer of 2016. After presenting their detailed business plans, two promising projects were identified to receive further financial and/or professional support in cooperation with NESsT.

Pécsbányatelep Cultural Association was awarded funding to install two roasted chestnut stalls in Pécs, thereby creating employment opportunities for local inhabitants. In addition, they were awarded continuous professional support to detail their business plan of a chestnut flour factory.

Badur also awarded further professional support to Let’s Help Each Other Association, which plans to open a workwear factory in the settlement of Pécs-Somogy in 2017.

Read more:

- Chestnut Processing in Pécsbánya

- Opening a Work Wear Factory