Cost of Living and Social Enterprise

Posted: 25 October 2022, in News

The cost of running a social enterprise is a very real and current challenge for our business community and the people and groups we serve. From energy costs to wages, food, transport and more, we need solutions now more than ever. Social Enterprise Scotland is committed to helping you manage and reduce the cost of running your organisation and ensuring that the right policy support is in place.

You can read the notes from our recent cost of living webinar here and view the recent cost of living survey results here.

We recently hosted our latest Social Enterprise CPG meeting in The Scottish Parliament on “The cost of living and doing business“, a full report will be published soon.

Useful support resources

While we are informing the government, funders and other supporters please take a look at some current support resources below:

Other sources of support:

There are potential opportunities to increase profile and income for social enterprises through our Buy Social Scotland and Corporate Challenge initiatives – for more information on these please contact Janice Nicol, Business & Enterprise Manager at SES. 

  • Corporate Challenge – become a supplier through an initiative that makes it easier for private, public, and third sector buyers to find B2B services and goods from social enterprises to include in their supply chain to deliver social and environmental impact, meet their CSR and ESG goals, and make a difference in Scottish communities 
  • Corporate Challenge Brochure – Procurement Guide on how to align your business spending and positive social impact through working in partnership with social enterprises. 
  • Buy Social Scotland – a Scottish national campaign to build awareness for social enterprises and encourage consumers to buy social and find an ethical gift.  Promote your products, experiences and gift vouchers here by adding your details to this form or emailing to get involved, it’s free to be promoted 

If we have missed anything, or if you’ve come across anything else to add, please let us know