Enactus Huddersfield is a student-run, not-for-profit social enterprise based at the University of Huddersfield. We create and deliver community projects to make a difference to the lives of others within the local area.
Enactus is dedicated to inspiring students to build a better, more sustainable world through entrepreneurial action and community development projects, while developing the next generation of responsible leaders and social innovators.
By using the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a framework for progress, the work of Enactus members transforms both the lives of the people they serve, and the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.
Here are some of the projects we have been working on:
Launched in 2017, Enactus Huddersfield’s first project, Glasshouses, provided sustainably grown fresh produce for the community and positively impacted the lives of those at risk in the Kirklees area by partnering with local social enterprises Clem’s Garden and The Basement Project.
The society was given the opportunity to take ownership of derelict, unused industrial greenhouses and land owned by the University of Huddersfield, located in Lockwood, to grow produce.
With a successful funding application to NUS Student Eats and partnership with other social enterprises including Clem’s Garden, Enactus Huddersfield utilised all available networks to initiate Glasshouses.
With funding from NUS Student Eats, we sold smoothie bowls with a variety of toppings on campus to raise funds for our projects.
Throughout Winter 2018/19, we ran a project focused on helping homeless individuals in Huddersfield by collecting donations to create care packages.
Students - Be part of the team
Joining Enactus Huddersfield gives you the opportunity to improve your employability skills whilst having a positive impact on the world. We are recruiting students who want to develop their leadership and management abilities and gain practical business experience whilst supporting communities and working towards the UN Global Goals. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Staff - Become a University Advisor
Enactus Huddersfield are also looking for academic and support staff to become Enactus University Advisors. Your role as a UA involves encouraging, advising and guiding our Enactus team and helping them develop and implement quality projects. Please email Nicola Walker email@example.com if you would like to know more.
You can find out more about Enactus at www.enactusuk.org