Social Enterprise Places programme for Scotland

Delivered through the support of The Scottish Government and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The Social Enterprise Places was launched by Social Enterprise Scotland in November 2019. Building in the programme originally developed by SEUK (Social Enterprise UK) we were keen to promote the great work in Scotland and wanted to adapt the initiative to reflect the Scottish landscape.

Callander was Scotland’s first ever Social Enterprise Place and we are delighted to now welcome Uist, Lewis and Govan following our first round of applications here in Scotland.

Scotland has long had a reputation for social enterprise activity and Social Enterprise Scotland we were thrilled to welcome Uist and Lewis to the Places programme for Scotland. In addition, Govan will be highlighted as ‘one to watch’ in 2021.

You can find out more about Uist in this brochure here – packed with inspiring case studies and ambitions for the future.

Social Enterprise Places are local areas where social enterprise activity is thriving, from neighbourhoods, to villages, towns, islands and both urban and rural communities. Social Enterprise Scotland has been encouraging local areas to recognise themselves as Social Enterprise Places committed to developing and investing in their local areas. The programme aims to promote, raise awareness, and build markets for social enterprises. While 2021 remains a challenging time for many areas the pandemic has also highlighted the role that social enterprise plays in supporting their community and Social Enterprise Scotland want to make sure their work is highlighted.

We are currently working ion a brochure all about Lewis and the impact of social enterprise on that community. If you’re interested in raising the profile of social enterprise in your area we would love to hear from you.


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