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Engaging the community in our business plan, our '1st Gathering' Jan 2012.

Engaging the community in our business plan, our ‘1st Gathering’ Jan 2012.

We are a social enterprise, or better a Transition Enterprise.  We are legally constituted as a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company no. 7994022).

We aim to walk the talk. We embody what we teach and the Transition ethos underpins our operations and the ways we work.  This runs through how we design and deliver our programmes – from the food we eat to the way we get around – to the way we set up and run our business.

 

IMG_9064We are an early adopter of the ‘Transition Enterprise’ criteria being developed as part of the Reconomy Project, and we are based at the Reconomy Centre in Totnes.  Characteristics of a Transition Enterprise being:

  1. Resilience outcomes
  2. Appropriate resource use
  3. Appropriate localisation
  4. More than just profit
  5. Part of the community

We resonate with the three principles of Gaia Foundation of Western Australia:

  1. To be a project of personal growth for all involved
  2. To build community
  3. To be in service of the Earth

social enterprise helping to fund ttt

Any surplus (profits) we generate through our work are used in the following ways:
  • To invest in the business
  • To provide a reliable income to Transition Town Totnes (TTT), a charity registered in the UK (no 1138865).  All profits from Transition Tours go to TTT, and a proportion from other programmes.
  • To enable bursaries, match funding for grant applications and other leverage opportunities to make our services accessible to our priority audiences – ‘key change-makers and young people of any circumstance’.
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