Social Enterprise Groups operate as businesses, but work to support social or environmental missions. They are different from Societies because they make profits, and are different from regular businesses because they aim to affect change with these profits rather than keeping them. A Social Enterprise Group registered with the Students' Association is not a personal business and cannot earn money for the individuals starting it--rather, all profits are reinvested in the group's mission or the group itself, and thus anyone can start this kind of business as long as they entrust it to the next generation of students when they leave.
If you are interested in setting up a Social Enterprise with the Students Association, please email us at Socialenterprise@eusa.ed.ac.uk and a member of the team will be in touch.
Edinburgh University Students' Association is a charity (SC015800) and a company limited by guarantee (SC429897) registered in Scotland.
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