In a world where money reigns supreme, GRASS Cliftonville CIC is putting people before profit at The Oval Bandstand and Lawns. Instead of focusing on shareholder gain, we have decided to put the interests of the local community first. Our social enterprise is driven by a social mission, so we ensure all profits are reinvested into the venue to create positive change in the community.
By bringing together the entrepreneurial skills of the private sector and the values of public service, we are creating a sustainable future, and unlike non-profit organisations that rely solely on grant money, donations, or government policies, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns aims to be completely self-sustaining over the long term.
GRASS Cliftonville CIC were awarded The Oval Bandstand and Lawns as a community asset transfer with a promise to create jobs and training opportunities for local people. We also support dozens of local businesses and we continue to help other local organisations utilise the venue for their own events.
The Oval Bandstand and Lawns is proof that businesses can be a force for good in the world. We are not just creating profit, we are creating a sustainable future for our community. As we continue to reinvest our profits into positive change, we can only hope that more businesses will follow in our footsteps.