Fribourg: Social impact in the café
Fribourg-based association La Tuile offers emergency shelter for people in need for 25 years. It manages the cantonal emergency shelter, and since 2003, provides transition accommodation to Fribourg population in a social inclusion scheme. Having established successfully its core operations, the organsation can now build more subtle links with the community.
In early 2017, La Tuile took over the management of a well-known café in Fribourg old town, Le Tunnel. Its positonning seeks to enhance the social mix of customers, and to become a venue for non-profit and cultural meetings and events. On offer is a range of affordable food and drinks.
Fondation Philanthropia supports the launch of the social enterprise for 2 years, until it reaches financial equilibrium.