Become a member

Join today for FREE*

Membership is FREE for any Scottish social enterprise with a turnover of under 100K* – fees apply for other membership categories – read about key membership benefits below.

NEW – FREE MEMBERSHIP TO ALL SOCIAL ENTERPRISES FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY COVID 19 – due to the financial support from Sponsors, Strategic Partners and Associate Members we have opened up free membership to any social enterprise in Scotland that has been financially impacted by Covid-19.

All our members receive an exclusive logo. There are two kinds – one shows that your organisation is a social enterprise – the other logo that your organisation supports social enterprise.

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for social enterprises

  • Join a supportive network of like-minded people
  • Get free advice, information and support
  • Receive The Social Enterprise Weekly magazine
  • Free publicity and promotion, including The Social Enterprise Spotlight
  • Networking events and making the right connections


for social enterprise supporters

  • Learn about Scotland’s inspiring social enterprises
  • Build relationships with social enterprises
  • Improve and transform your supply chain
  • Drive your CSR strategy and community benefits
  • Build an ethical public profile

Join as a social enterprise

To join as a social enterprise and get the “We’re a social enterprise logo” you need to agree to this criteria:

  • We’re a trading business – selling goods and services – but whose primary objective is to achieve social and/or environmental benefit.
  • The majority of our profits are reinvested in the business or in the beneficiary community.
  • Our constitution requires that on dissolution, our assets are reinvested in another organisation with similar aims and objectives.
  • We’re constituted and managed in an accountable and transparent way.
  • We’re distinct from the public sector and are not a subsidiary of a public body.

Join as a social enterprise supporter

Social enterprise allies and supporters are very important to us and to our social enterprise community.

They come in different shapes and sizes: local authorities and other public bodies, private sector businesses, umbrella and trade organisations, charities and many others.

If you’re not a social enterprise yourself but you support social enterprise growth and development then this membership category is for you!

You’ll also get the exclusive “We’re a social enterprise supporter” logo.