Why #buysocial

Buying social is about using your money, as an individual or an organisation, to create a positive impact on the world we live in.  When you buy from a social enterprise you are choosing to spend your money with a business that is giving something back, reinvesting their profits to address the most pressing issues, from homelessness and unemployment to ethical trade and climate change.


This summer it is likely that more and more of us will be staying at home and looking for ideas of how to spend our well-deserved break with our friends and families.  Recognising this, Social Enterprise NI have decided to promote a #BuySocialSummer Social Media Campaign which will showcase our members and give consumers a selection of ideas of “Things to do” or “Places to Visit” this Summer. We have put together a list of #SocialEnterprises which will offer you some great ideas of places to do activities or places to visit this summer. 

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Use the locator map to find a social enterprise near you


Bolster Community, Newry

Bolster Community (previously known as SPACE NI), is based in Newry and sells a range of handmade Candles & Soaps.


Loaf Catering, Belfast, Bangor and Omagh

Loaf Catering operate cafes in the Belfast, Crawfordsburn and Omagh areas with an extensive menu. They also offer corporate catering

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The Fox & Bean, Dungannon

The Fox & Bean is based in Dungannon. Why not get along and have a lovely cuppa with some beautiful treats.  


Glow NI, Belfast

The Glow NI #YouGlowGirl range of Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Hats and Bags make the perfect gift or treat for yourself this summer.  


Healthy Kidz CIC, Lurgan

The Healthy Kidz CIC Sports Days or Summer Camps will be perfect for your young ones this summer.  

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Orchardville, Belfast

The Orchard Cafe's in Belfast offer a wide range of meals either sit in or take away.  


Madlug, Richhill

The Madlug story is a great one you can help a child in care as well as buying a top quality product. Get you Madlug bag today 


incredABLE, Lurgan & Craigavon

The Cafe IncredABLE team at South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon or The Jethro Centre in Lurgan will be waiting to serve you up a beautiful breakfast or Lunch. 

Ortus @Diary Farm, Belfast

Weather its soft play, Gaming  rooms or ice cream. The guys at Ortus have you covered at Diary Farm Shopping Centre in Belfast. 

Ravine, Kncokbracken, Belfast

Wanting to fill your garden with beautiful plants this summer? The team at Ravine will have you covered. 

Better, Belfast

Looking something to do with the little ones this summer? Get along to one of Belfast City Councils Leisure Facilities operated by Better/GLL. 

Resurgam, Highway Inn & Cart, Lisburn

Fancy a cool pint whilst enjoying a beautiful Sausage Roll or Hot Dog? Why not visit the Highway Inn & Cart in Lisburn

Refuge Chocolate, Belfast

Fancy a sweet treat this summer? Get some lovely Chocolate treats from Tara at Refuge Chocolate 

The Rink, Portadown

What about some Roller Skating or even a Roller Disco for the kids birthday party? Why not visit the amazing Rink in Portadown

Stepping Stones NI, Lisburn & Newtownards

If your out and about in Newtownards or Lisburn, why not pop along and have a lovely lunch in one of Stepping Stones beautiful Cafes

Tre-Eco, Belfast

Want to clean up your garden this summer? Give the Team at Tre-Eco a shout. 

BOOM Studios, Bangor

Are you Artistic? Why not take up a BOOM Studios workshop this summer. 

USEL, Belfast

If your out for a lovely walk this summer in Lady Dixon Park, why not pop along to the USEL Ability Cafe for some refreshments. 

Portico Arts, Ards & North Down

Portico Arts will be hosting a summer Comedy Arts Festival with some great acts. 

Glenariff Improvement Group, Glenariff Forest Park

Take time out this summer to visit the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park.