Entrepreneurship and Social Action

Having a ‘can-do’ attitude, overcoming challenges and implementing ideas is at the heart of effective community and economic development. Being able to do so is more important than ever in today’s tough economic climate. Knowing how to foster enterprise skills and enabling enterprising behaviour to flourish is critical for any organisation such as ours – whether we are working with partners to develop new business start-up or business growth programmes, or whether we are developing new social action projects and volunteering initiatives to enable communities to have a greater say and a greater sense of ownership of their own affairs.

Rinova’s Founder, Richard Parkes, says “As someone who previously built from scratch and sold a successful business I know from first-hand experience about the challenges of entrepreneurship. It was the toughest thing that I ever did professionally – but we decided to do it all over again, this time through social entrepreneurship, at Rinova” 

Our leading staff have designed and delivered innovative entrepreneurship programmes, social inclusion and capacity building initiatives that have benefited over 20,000 pre- start and start up businesses, voluntary groups and social enterprises.  Our current work in this area includes:

  • Business coaching for start-ups, small businesses and social enterprises
  • Entrepreneurship initiatives for young people
  • Arranging international mobilities for young entrepreneurs
  • Designing new approaches for social action projects, volunteering and community service
  • Capacity building and support for youth empowerment programmes
  • Developing international networks