Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy was launched in December, with £140,000 to expand the Social Entrepreneurs Fund to help individuals set up and run a social enterprise. A further £927,107 has now been announced, which will fund a number of early actions, including:
- Starting the country’s first ‘social impact hubs’ to encourage greater teamwork between enterprises
- Strengthening business and leadership support for our community enterprises and development trusts
- Setting up a partnership and procurement hub to improve the sector’s ability to collaborate and tender for contracts
- Advancing social enterprise learning across schools in the Highlands and Islands and Southern Scotland.