There are a number of support agencies in Scotland that support Social Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises to develop and grow. Here are a list of useful contacts to get you started:
Development and Learning
www.justenterprise.org – Support, learning and development for new and established social enterprises.
www.theacademy-ssea.org - a social enterprise delivering learning and development programmes for anyone working for social purpose.
www.senscot.org – Social enterprise development and networking.
www.socialfirms.org.uk – development and training for organisations with a specific social mission to create employment for people most disadvantaged in the labour market.
www.thirdsectorlab.co.uk Third Sector Lab is Scotland’s leading digital media agency working solely with voluntary, social enterprise and public sector clients. They provide a wide range of digital services, including website design, social media strategy, training and event support.
Business support and Finance
www.ceis.org.uk – Business support and finance solutions for social enterprise.
www.firstport.org.uk – Business development, support and finance for social enterprise.
www.se-legal.net – a social enterprise which offers legal support and guidance to social enterprise.
Research and Campaigning
www.socialvaluelab.org.uk - a national hub for social sector research and action; conducting research, gathering evidence, influencing policy, creating new social ventures, and supporting others to do the same.
www.readyforbusiness.org – developing links within the public and voluntary sectors within commissioning and procurement.
www.socialenterprisescotland.org.uk – The voice of Social Enterprise in Scotland, bringing together social enterprise and their supporters. Fantastic policy and resource library.