The Cookie Bar launched in 2011 as a social enterprise and was officially opened by the late Lord Joffe, patron of COINS Foundation. The Cookie Bar is part of our vision for positive social change and is part of a much wider group of social projects supported by COINS Foundation.
Social enterprise is our business as usual – we’re interested in creating change and influencing people to think differently. We have a long-term focus on societal change: using our profits to look out for the least fortunate in society.
We are not looking to provide a solution to all of today’s social problems, but to change the way that people think about some of society’s bigger issues by getting a trend in the right direction to create a fairer society. Profits re-invested benefit the people and communities they serve, as well as communities of the world that is our home.
We intend to replicate this concept and build a network of Cookie Bars across the UK. These will all be linked to schools, helping children to achieve social and economic independence. They will all run under the same social enterprise model with 50% of profits for schools and 50% to projects supported by COINS Foundation.