A social enterprise?
Pictora is an innovative social enterprise, mainly working in the criminal justice sector and with disadvantaged groups in society.
So what is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise is an organisation that engages in trading activities but with a primarily social or environmental purpose, an organisation that tackles a social issue. What makes a social enterprise unique, is that their profits are re-invested into the organisation and their social values, rather than being distributed to investors and shareholders.
Social enterprises are self sustaining businesses that generate the majority of their income through selling goods and services, rather than through grants or donations. Some social enterprises start with grants or donations, but the objective is always to cover the running costs using the income generated.
“Social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits.” Social Enterprise UK
Pictora: a unique and innovative social enterprise!
Pictora is a Company Limited by Guarantee, which means that it does not have investors or shareholders, but a set of social values. The social values of Pictora are focused on helping offenders, ex-offenders and those disadvantaged in society to develop to their fullest potential, using creativity and entrepreneurship as the medium.
The day-to-day running of the activities of Pictora are financed through the sale of art and merchandise on the Pictora Shop website, plus external funding and donations for special projects. The Pictora Shop is our outlet for online sales. Through the Pictora Shop we sell a range of merchandise and 100% of the profits are used to support the work of Pictora both in prisons and in the community. View the Pictora Shop NOW!