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A new approach to welfare

Basic welfare is a human right! At wittenhearst it’s what we stand for, it’s why I started this enterprise and it’s what I strive for everyday! Because when times get tough, we realise that all we have is each other!

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Together we can make a meaningful difference to those around us who need a little helping hand.

We use 51% of our profits to self-fund our very own social security programme, aiming to offer nothing less than a complete reinvention of the world of social entrepreneurship with a new model we call “welfare enterprise”

Funding and administrating our own benefits system is far from easy, but seeing the results our work brings to people who have nothing truly makes the constant rejection in trying to acquire new business to fund our programme worth it.

Our commitment to society – we are a for profit company, but my desire for a more equal society led to the founding of our very own social security system, the Wittenhearst food bank.

With the goal of ensuring everyone assisted by my welfare enterprise has the provisions they need to live a life free of undue hardship, The Wittenhearst Food Bank provides eligible recipients with a universal basic income, clothing, food, ad-hoc cash to pay household bills or rent, hygiene products and the funding for new kitchen appliances.

Highly aligned yet significantly different from social enterprises, I define a welfare enterprise as one in which the sole goal is to replicate the welfare state and provide direct social security to those in need by redistributing a minimum of 51% of profits to fund a private benefits system —not only aiming to complement existing government services, but to exceed them!

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Capitalism without destruction!

Far too often companies use the endless quest for growth as an excuse to treat people like shit, treat the environment horrendously, and for what? More money for those at the top while everyone else suffers.

We want to show you can be profitable, without the destructive elements all too common with modern-day capitalism. We want to grow our welfare programme, with the increasing numbers of people we can support the only growth we care about.

Stephen-Francis
Founder
wittenhearst