Social Enterprise, Cooperative Ethos

CFINE is a social enterprise committed to social, environmental and economic development and works to cooperative, or ‘Community Development’, principles which underpin and permeate the organisation and activities. CFINE’s ethos summarised:

  • Equalities;
  • Cooperation, Collaboration and Partnership;
  • Mutuality and Reciprocity;
  • Recognising that everyone has something to offer; and
  • Enterprise


CFINE’s raison d’etre is to provide a range of support and services, taking a ‘person-centred approach’, for and with our beneficiaries to build confidence, promote learning, skill acquisition and social networks.


As a social enterprise, CFINE’s enterprise activities all have the main purpose of generating income to support our charitable services and support. CFINE’s enterprise trading involves: