The Social Enterprise Places programme was launched by Social Enterprise Scotland in November 2019. Building on 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 Placeand we are delighted to now welcome Uist, Lewis and Govan following our first round of applications here in Scotland. 

To find out more about the impact of social enterprise in Uist and Lewis, take a look at the two brochures we released which feature inspiring case studies and ambitions for the future. You can read the Uist brochure here and the one for Lewis here

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.  

Social Enterprise Places. Apply now.

We have just opened the application process for the second round of the programme. If you are interested in raising the profile of social enterprise in your area, we’d love to hear from you. Please complete our application form before 5pm on Tuesday 31st January.  

If you’d like to discuss your application in more detail, please contact

This programme has been delivered through the support of The Scottish Government and the Royal Bank of Scotland.