Flo’s Social Enterprise Incubation
Flo’s is currently supporting new social enterprises, helping them to get off the ground by providing them with expert support, advice and staff capacity. We are currently ‘incubating’ two new food based social enterprises – The Damascus Rose Bakery and No Vice Ice. We are currently converting the old kiosk into a shared kitchen space for these two food based enterprises and we will be supporting their journey as they develop! To find out more about these two enterprises, see below.
The Syrian Sisters are community group which supports refugee women living in East Oxford. The group is establishing the Damascus Rose Bakery, which will cook delicious Syrian goods whilst also providing employment and training opportunities for refugee women as well as a cultural exchange. The Syrian Sisters are currently running a pop up kitchen in our Cafe at Flo’s on a Sunday. To find out more click here.
No Vice Ice CIC
No Vice Ice is a fledgling Community Interest Company set up by Ella and her parter Katy. Their idea is to create delicious, ‘vice free’ ice lollies using sustainably sourced and surplus fruit, whilst also supporting people with long term health conditions to find employment – drawing on their lived experience of these issues. They are also developing a range of ‘nutritionally alternative’ ice lollies, that would be suitable for people using nutrition as a way of managing their health conditions (for example, a Ketogenic lolly that would be suitable for people with Diabetes or Epilepsy).
Funding for our social enterprises project comes from the Social Enterprise Support Fund