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Bath Social Impact Network – Bath Spa University

Bath Social Impact Network brings together like-minded groups and individuals to improve and grow the social economy in B&NES. It’s run in partnership with Bath Spa University and 3SG.

Bath Spa University and 3SG have set up the Bath Social Impact Network (BSIN) to fill a gap identified for businesses and individuals working in social, community and environmental impact areas in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES).

Whether you’re a social enterprise, B Corp, CIC, co-op, or interested in the work of these types of organisations, we’re here to support you on your journey.

Our upcoming events

We’ll be running sessions specially tailored for businesses and individuals working in social, community and environmental impact areas in B&NES. Whether you already work in these areas, are looking to grow or set up a new impact organisation or looking for one to partner with, you’re more than welcome to join us at one of our events.

Bath Social Impact Network Launch Event
  • Thursday 23 February
  • Locksbrook Road Campus
  • 5pm-7pm

Join us for the launch of the Bath Social Impact Network. During the evening, you’ll hear from the partners and key stakeholders about the exciting plans for the future of the network. There’ll also be time for networking and for you to share your ideas on what you’d like from the network.

Speakers include:

  • Andy Salmon, Professor of Social and Creative Enterprise, Bath Spa University
  • Becky Brooks, Director, 3SG
  • Hannah Whiting, Business Development Manager, Bath Spa University

There will be drinks and light refreshments.

Sign up to the event

FAQs

What are the benefits?

By joining the network you’ll belong to a group of like-minded members who are keen to work together to grow and learn from each other.

Opportunities will include:

  • Networking
  • Visibility to a wide-ranging local market
  • Forging new business opportunities
  • Access to specialised training and workshops
  • B2B Support
  • Collaboration with like-minded organisations
  • Access to external funding opportunities as a group

If you join us at the start of our journey, you’ll have the opportunity to help us build and grow the network. We’re interested to know what you’d like from the network and how we can make it work best for our members.

Our guiding principles
  • We’re a network where everyone has equal input not dependent on size or outputs
  • We work collaboratively and in a supportive manner to best serve the needs of the Network
  • We bring together like-minded groups and individuals to improve and grow the social economy in B&NES
  • We foster collaborative relationships between our members
  • We provide support and guidance to those in the network through peer support
  • We provide opportunities to further social procurement in the region
Who are the partners in the network?

Bath Spa University and 3SG have set up the Bath Social Impact Network in partnership. Bath Spa University is a Gold Mark Social Enterprise and brings to the network its expertise in social enterprise, social value and entrepreneurship. Bath Spa will be running the in-person events.

3SG is an independent membership network supporting the charity, social enterprise, faith and voluntary sector operating in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES). To the network, they bring their expertise in managing other networks in the region and will be running the online events.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please get in touch on bsin@bathspa.ac.uk.

Privacy notice

Read the Bath Social Impact Network privacy notice.

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