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#SocialSpace - Helping good causes grow in local communities.

Are you a charity? A social enterprise? A community group? Then we want to hear from you!

#SocialSpace demonstrates our long-term commitment to helping communities thrive and be sustainable. We’ve got a great track record of working with a variety of partners to deliver a positive impact, and we want brilliant local causes to become part of this.

What is #SocialSpace?

#SocialSpace is a new initiative to help charities and social enterprises establish themselves in local communities. To be eligible you must be a social enterprise, charity or local volunteer group. If you’re successful, you’ll be offered a package to help your organisation grow. This includes premium commercial space on flexible and achievable rates, as well as development advice, training, and mentoring via the Places for People team.

All of the high-quality spaces on offer are for flexible use classes - meaning they’re available to a broad range of organisations. Take a look below to see the specifications for each space and the planning consents in place.

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Applications will be accepted until 17:00 on 4th June.

Please email all completed applications to our team at socialvalue@placesforpeople.co.uk

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The Circle, Leicester

Spaces are available in The Circle building at the heart of this vibrant city, situated alongside a mixture of commercial units overlooking a bustling central piazza.

The Circle, Leicester
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Brooklands, Milton Keynes

Located within Brooklands Square, this vibrant commercial hub is at the heart of a regenerated community of thousands of new homes.

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Urban Eden, Edinburgh

Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Edinburgh, Urban Eden offers brilliant commercial opportunity for charities in and around the Scottish capital.

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Registering your interest

If you’re an eligible organisation working in one of our three pilot areas – Milton Keynes, Leicester or Edinburgh – then you can apply today by telling us more about the great work you do.

What is #SocialSpace

It’s a new initiative to help charities and social enterprises establish themselves in local communities.

What will I get?

Successful applicants will be offered a package including premium commercial space on flexible and achievable rates, development advice, training, and mentoring via the Places for People team.

Who can apply?

The pilot scheme is now live, and we’re welcoming applications from eligible organisations for space in Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Leicester. To qualify, you must be a social enterprise, charity or local volunteer group – if that’s you, then click here and start telling us about the work you do.

What can I use the space for?

All of the high-quality spaces on offer are for flexible use classes - meaning they’re available to a broad range of organisations.

View the site pages to see the specifications for each space and the planning consents in place.

Where is the space?

Our pilot scheme will offer commercial units in three locations: Milton Keynes, Edinburgh and Leicester.

In Milton Keynes, the units are located within Places for People’s Brooklands Square, the vibrant commercial hub at the heart of the Brooklands regeneration community; successful applicants would operate adjacent to a newly launched gym, Sainsbury’s convenience store, Domino’s Pizza and the local high school, as well as being surrounded by a community of thousands of new homes.

In Leicester, spaces are available in The Circle building in the centre of the city, with commercial units that overlook a central, bustling piazza. Urban Eden meanwhile is located just 10 minutes from the heart of Edinburgh, offering a brilliant commercial opportunity for charities in and around the Scottish capital.

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