At Enactus Edinburgh we work as a team to create and see through sustainable and ethical projects which change people's lives and give us the experience we need to build a successful career. As a social enterprise we believe in doing business to create a better world by not simply handing out help to people in need, but working side-by-side with them to create opportunities. Therefore, every person and community we touch is empowered to live up to their fullest potential.
This more or less follows a famous Chinese proverb: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a life time.“
At Enactus Edinburgh we aim to apply our knowledge and experience to tackle the challenges that people in Edinburgh face. We are focused on local issues such as homelessness, female empowerment and youth education.
We run real, profitable businesses working alongside vulnerable people with a variety of needs, aiming to positively impact their lives through the power of social enterprise.
A food business providing work experience and qualifications to local vulnerable youths by making and selling soup and bread.
Helping Hand Cleaning Services
An affordable, yet professional, cleaning service employing members of our local community, and acting as a stepping stone for them to move onto further employment.
Edinburgh Candle Company
A platform for long-term unemployed women to gain income by making sustainable candles from their own home.
Tackling education, income and sanitary issues in the Dominican Republic through running a soap business with local trainee teachers.
A platform providing local high school students with the tools and knowledge to start and run their own lemonade stand.
We are always looking for new projects! If you have an idea, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Enactus is an international organisation that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.
What is Enactus?
A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
Entrepreneurial — initiating business innovation with integrity and passion.
Action — the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise.
Us — student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.
Enactus has operations in 36 countries, more than 1,700 universities, involves nearly 70,000 students and has positively impacted almost 1,200,000 people worldwide.