The Scottish Government has announced 92 commitments in its 2017-2020 Social Enterprise Action Plan. The plan follows publication of Scotland’s first Social Enterprise Strategy, aimed at sustainably growing the sector over the next decade. Actions include increased backing – £1m … Continue reading
Social Enterprise Scotland has brought together materials on its website to provide ‘ Your Complete Guide to Social Enterprise in Scotland’.
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 … Continue reading
Grameen in the UK provides micro-credit loans of up to £1,000 to kick-start small firms or help existing companies develop and grow. Based in Glasgow, the organisation has now secured additional investment of £250,000 from Social Investment Scotland to provide … Continue reading
More new European funding programmes have been launched by Scottish Government’s Third Sector Unit. The £9.7m Social Economy Development Programme is comprised of the Social Economy Growth Fund and the Social Innovation Challenge Fund. The closing date for the first … Continue reading
A further three Development Trust reviews have now been carried out by Education Scotland’s HMIs as part of a collaboration with DTAS. The organisations reviewed were Auchinleck Community Development Initiative, Healthy’n’Happy and Cranhill Development Trust. According to DTAS, all three … Continue reading