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What’s the place-based social value of rural social enterprise?

For the projects covered by our study and for rural social enterprise more generally, a number of barriers may prevent their social value potential from being realised. In particular they will need to achieve sufficient scale, longevity and sustainability that the value created can be maintained and expanded into the future. This will be a major challenge in the current economic and political climate, but is one which will need to be overcome if rural social enterprise is to have a significant and lasting impact on individual and community life. ...

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