CSV has established a number of social enterprises, organisations and businesses with benefiting the community at their heart.
All are owned and led by local communities, and provide quality services for local people, while promoting entrepreneurship.
The first social enterprise set up was The Whole-Baked café in Bristol which has been serving the community since 1988.
The café supplies healthy food and provides vocational training for people with learning difficulties.
Other CSV social enterprises include more cafés, a nursery, outdoor activity centres, a print and design centre, a football club for seniors, and numerous building and maintenance projects.