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
Community Shares Scotland has a new publication – A guide to investing in community shares.
This ten-year Strategy was co-produced by the Scottish Government and the social enterprise sector. The strategy will be implemented through a series of three-year Social Enterprise Action Plans setting out agreed actions, resource commitments, responsibilities and deliverables. It aims to … Continue reading