Archive for September, 2010

September 10th, 2010

Socially enterprising

The Play House has become the first theatre company outside of London, and only the third in the country, to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.

The Mark is a new countrywide scheme offering an instantly recognisable logo that represents enterprises working for social and environmental aims, trading to benefit people and the planet.

The Play House – or Language Alive! back then – started almost 25 years ago with Steve Ball promoting language development as part of St Paul’s Community Project. It became a company and a charity in 1993 with the withdrawel of local education authority funding. It’s been reliant on project funding, commissions and trade ever since, with all ‘profits’ from our work ploughed back into developing new educational projects aimed at children and young people.

You can find out more about the Mark and other organsations that have qualified at