SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Let’s change the world for the better!

We have a thriving social enterprise side at the Butterfly Project. It’s not just about learning new skills like woodwork and art (although we are phenomenally proud of the hard work that many people have done to create and run our on-site workshops) but more importantly it’s about giving a sense of purpose – a chance to engage in work.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

Let’s change the world for the better!

We have a thriving social enterprise side at the Butterfly Project. It’s not just about learning new skills like woodwork and art (although we are phenomenally proud of the hard work that many people have done to create and run our on-site workshops) but more importantly it’s about giving a sense of purpose – a chance to engage in work.

“I’m off to work! ”

– Project-er

So many of our guys refer to the Project as ‘their work’. Sometimes we can take our job, our ‘work’ for granted, but it provides a fundamental positive affect on a person’s well-being and sense of worth. ‘Work’ provides opportunities for social interaction, for connections, for a reason to get up in the morning. Our plans for the future include getting the shop refitted and turned into a proper retail space that will allow even more opportunities for skill development, community interaction and a sense of pride in what is created at the Project.

Grow, Bake, Sell

What’s better than growing plants? Growing fruits and vegetables and then making things from those home-grown ingredients and selling them in our pop-up cafés maybe?! Or selling plant cuttings in our shop? Our horticultural project is just starting up – look out for more information on our Facebook page @ButterflyProjectHorsham.

Some examples of our social enterprise areas include:

The Hub! We have created an amazing work space in our social hub and cooking studio. A modern and light environment that we use to run our cooking and healthy eating sessions. This area is also used as a social hub within the centre throughout the day where individuals can spend time during breaks with their friends and support staff

The Workshop and Yard! Our workshop is a great place to spend time, always good fun and a great atmosphere. Here individuals get to learn and develop work skills, team work, wood work, health and safety and customer service. Mainly creating and making woodwork for our shop and community partners but also gardening and lawn mowing and lots of outings to keep it interesting.

The Arts and Crafts Studio! Our Studio has been created by the individuals who use it and is an amazing space to create and design. Light, airy with plenty of storage and supplies. Here groups can relax, spend time with friends and staff and take part in varied sessions and activities.

We not only make crafts for our shop and community partners but also get the opportunity to develop individuals’ hobbies and interests in art and craft, from textiles, scrap booking, drawing, colouring, re-vamping old furniture, clay and modelling and much, much more!

The Hub! We have created an amazing work space in our social hub and cooking studio. A modern and light environment that we use to run our cooking and healthy eating sessions. This area is also used as a social hub within the centre throughout the day where individuals can spend time during breaks with their friends and support staff

The Workshop and Yard! Our workshop is a great place to spend time, always good fun and a great atmosphere. Here individuals get to learn and develop work skills, team work, wood work, health and safety and customer service. Mainly creating and making woodwork for our shop and community partners but also gardening and lawn mowing and lots of outings to keep it interesting.

The Workshop and Yard! Our workshop is a great place to spend time, always good fun and a great atmosphere. Here individuals get to learn and develop work skills, team work, wood work, health and safety and customer service. Mainly creating and making woodwork for our shop and community partners but also gardening and lawn mowing and lots of outings to keep it interesting.

The Arts and Crafts Studio! Our Studio has been created by the individuals who use it and is an amazing space to create and design. Light, airy with plenty of storage and supplies. Here groups can relax, spend time with friends and staff and take part in varied sessions and activities.

We not only make crafts for our shop and community partners but also get the opportunity to develop individuals’ hobbies and interests in art and craft, from textiles, scrap booking, drawing, colouring, re-vamping old furniture, clay and modelling and much, much more!