Birmingham’s very own ChangeKitchen and Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards – vote for us on your Smartphone using a QR code! Or go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/SantanderSocialEnterpriseExchangeAward and vote for ChangeKitchen CIC. But be quick, voting ends at 2pm on 27 March.
Following on from our fantastic win as Birmingham’s Green Restaurant for 2012 last week, ChangeKitchen CIC is delighted to be shortlisted for the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards being decided at the world’s biggest social enterprise event (co-hosted by Social Enterprise UK and Social Enterprise Scotland), this year being held in Glasgow on 27 March. The Santander Social Enterprise Exchange Award is a unique award which recognises efforts to share and exchange ideas and information. It aims to support social enterprises that are looking to partner, replicate or share knowledge with other social enterprises in order to grow their social and environmental impact.
There are five high-profile social enterprises nominated – but we are the only Birmingham-based one so we really need your vote! Please support us to win the £5K support package which will enable us to develop a tailored programme providing healthy-eating training for Fry Housing’s tenants including holistic support: helping those involved to fully re-engage with mainstream society.
Here’s why you should vote for us:
ChangeKitchen CIC is an event catering company providing fresher and healthier food for events whilst employing people affected by homelessness. The organisation also delivers healthy eating cookery workshops to the general public and community groups as well as corporate businesses. Based in the West Midlands, the business has so far provided employment for five people marginalised from the labour market, placements for 26 volunteers from similar backgrounds, and catered over 180 events. Their exchange project? To build a partnership with a local housing association to develop a tailored healthy-eating programme for tenants, support tenants towards employment, and to design a self-development programme for participants that re-engages them in mainstream society.
What is a QR code?
For those that haven’t come across these, QR (Quick Response) codes originated in Japan; they are two-dimensional and readable by free app barcode readers on a smart or android phone. Lots of advertisers are using these on billboards to grab your attention – but we think they’re a great way of getting information across. So why don’t you join the QR revolution and vote for us now! In this case the QR code links directly to the Social Enterprise Exchange site – to vote for ChangeKitchen simply scan in the code which will redirect you to SurveyMonkey™, select box 3 and click on the DONE button!
Or go to this link and vote for ChangeKitchen CIC.