Sign up to the Social Enterprise Coalition Manifesto 2010 charter Feb 21. 2010 | Comments (0)
View Manifesto 2010 charter here (PDF)
As the United Kingdom anticipates the most significant general election for more than a decade the Social Enterprise Coalition, led by its new CEO Peter Holbrook, has launched its own charter 'Manifesto 2010' as an envisioning statement and a call to action by politicians of all parties and to the social enterprise sectors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The SEC is seeking to engage more directly with government by asking MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates from all parties to formally sign up to the charter commitments pledging to support the growth of the social enterprise sector over the next ten years by tripling its contribution to the economy.
I was inspired a few days ago by a solitary message of support for the manifesto on Twitter from a social entrepreneur saying “I have just signed up to the SEC charter”. This gave me the idea to launch an online petition of support from the grassroots representatives of social enterprise for the manifesto and government action following the general election. I do hope you will join with others by adding your name to the charter on the Sign page.
This is simply an opportunity for all who value the rich heritage of social enterprise in this country that has developed since the 19th century and the considerable growth over the last 25 years through community enterprise and social entrepreneurship to today's estimated 62,000 social enterprises in the UK.
If you are motivated to add your name to the petition I do hope that you will forward this link to your network of contacts within the movement. If our political representatives are saying ‘yes’ to the six action points of the manifesto the impetus will be strengthened by adding further endorsement from the grassroots.