Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE)
CFINE improves health and well-being and the environment, tackles poverty and builds resilience through a range of support and services for and with disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income individuals, families and communities in NE Scotland.
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:
- Cooperation, Collaboration and Partnership;
- Mutuality and Reciprocity;
- Recognising that everyone has something to offer; and
CFINE’s raison d’etre is to provide a range of , 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: