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The SWEET Project is a Social Enterprise Not-for-Profit company and, although not a registered charity, delivers a huge amount of charitable work. The business was formed in 2010 to make a difference to people’s lives and not to make a profit.

We are the largest student unit in the country and, in the first four years of business, The SWEET Project have provided placements to more than 600 student social workers.

The SWEET Project is committed to ensuring the provision of quality placements which, in turn, produce qualified social workers of high quality. In this connection, we have been asked to advise government departments (the Department of Health and the Department for Education) to help shape the future of social work in this country.

The SWEET Project are proud to have received the awards listed on the right in recognition of their achievements.

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Business Consultancy

Having started from scratch without any business background to speak of, the founding Directors Jayne Hulbert and Jayne Cresswell are happy to pass on their knowledge and insight to start-up businesses in order to assist in the development of new projects and help them to avoid the pitfalls often encountered when setting up new companies. For more information or to obtain costs please contact Jayne Cresswell, Business Director, on 0121 458 2270 or send an email to jaynec@thesweetproject.org

Room Hire

Meeting rooms are available for hire @ £50 per half day. A flip-chart, projector and refreshments can be supplied if required. A large training room is available for large groups at certain times. All enquiries for room hire should be addressed to Deb Groves on 0121 458 2270 or email debbieg@thesweetproject.org.

Awards

Big Society

The Big Society Award

Conferred on The SWEET Project by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2011 as recognition of a unique, cost effective and innovative model.

The Big Venture Challenge

UNLTD award winners 2011.

Big Issue

Big Issue Invest

The SWEET Project were the first new small company to be awarded investment from Big Issue in 2011. This enabled the project to move to larger premises and expand the business.

Ernst

Ernst & Young

Gave the SWEET Project a special award for being social entrepreneurs in 2012.

Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise UK

Awarded to The SWEET Project in 2012 for being the most innovative social entrepreneurs of the year.

Santander

Social Enterprise Development Award, 2012. Awarded to The SWEET Project for creative and innovative management of resources and social impact.

Funding

Funding has also been received from the Big Lottery, Children in Need and the Heritage Lottery.

HLF

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