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 Kitchen 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.

No Vice Ice CIC

No Vice Ice is a Community Interest Company set up in 2020 by Ella and her partner Katy. No Vice Ice’s mission is to empower people to have conversations about the links between food, health and sustainability, in ways that are fun, supportive and inclusive for all… They do this through making (and eating) delicious ice lollies!

No Vice Ice offers interactive ice-lolly making workshops as a fun means for exploring the relationships between food, health and sustainability for a range of audiences. They have a particular focus on how these issues impact people with often invisible long term health conditions/disabilities who can face additional barriers to ‘eating well’ – including financial pressures, social isolation and contradictory information about how to eat for their specific health condition.

No Vice Ice will also be creating a range of delicious, ‘vice free’ ice lollies using sustainably sourced and surplus fruit – these will be available to buy and enjoy in Oxford from Spring/Summer 2021!
Off the back of their participatory workshops, they will be developing a range of ‘nutritionally alternative’ ice lollies, 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).
To find out more about No Vice Ice, visit their website here: www.noviceice.com
Or get in touch with Ella directly at hello@noviceice.com

Damascus Rose Kitchen

The Syrian Sisters are a community group that supports refugee women living in East Oxford. The group is establishing the Damascus Rose Kitchen CIC, cooking delicious Syrian foods for catered events, wholesale and evening BBQs in Florence Park. Their aim is to share their culture and provide employment and training opportunities for refugee women

To find out more about No Vice Ice, visit their website here: damascusrosekitchen1.com
Or get in touch with Nuha directly at hello@damascusrosekitchen.com

Funding for our social enterprises project comes from the Social Enterprise Support Fund