Offers advice, expert knowledge, business information, market intelligence and workshops and events. They also support businesses to access other Local Authority business programmes including support to take on employees, funding, planning and trading standards etc.
The government website where businesses in Scotland can find support and information
The Scottish Government has a range of funding programmes to support community-led regeneration and community empowerment.
They support company growth in Scotland through collaborative and employee ownership business models.
Through the provision of information, training, resources and a variety of support, DTA Scotland assists interested communities explore the benefits and establish a development trust.
Provides support services to make charitable giving easy and tax-efficient. They also offer a professional grant-making service, which links donors to organisations that are seeking funding.
Supports individuals with great business ideas that benefit people, communities and the environment through business support, resources, training and funding.
The Interface team can help with the creation and development of new products, services and processes by connecting you to the right academic expertise within Scotland.
Just Enterprise is a programme designed to help Social Enterprises and budding Social entrepreneurs achieve their trading ambitions. Supported by the Scottish Government, Just Enterprise offers start up, business support, business recovery, procurement, leadership and learning services.
This portal gives free access to contract opportunities in Scotland including Scottish Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, Agencies and NDPBs, Higher and Further Education and Emergency Services.
Ready for Business works with commissioners and buyers to encourage the adoption of social value in public procurement. They offer fully funded consultancy support, workshops and online resources.
Run Native is an online marketplace created by social enterprise for social enterprise. They have scoured the UK to find the best that social enterprises have to offer. You will find an eclectic mix of products there from high fashion and homeware to stationary and chocolate.
SSE empowers people from all backgrounds to create positive social change. Their courses help individuals start, sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects by helping you build confidence and gain practical business skills in areas like marketing and finance.
Scottish Enterprise provides training and support to high growth companies based in Scotland. Their services include attracting investment, developing your management and doing business outside of Scotland.
Senscot builds and services a network to help social entrepreneurs become more effective.
Senscot Legal offers affordable legal advice of the highest quality to social enterprises and the wider third sector.
Learning and development programmes for people and organisations enabling social change
Social Enterprise Scotland is ‘The Voice of Social Enterprise’ – uniting social enterprises and their supporters into a strong campaigning force.
Social Firms Scotland is the national support body for the development and promotion of Social Firms in Scotland.
Social Investment Scotland is a charity and social enterprise that provides loans to other charities, social enterprises and community groups across Scotland.
Social Value Lab work in Scotland, UK-wide and internationally – conducting research, demonstrating impact, developing new social ventures, and supporting others to do the same.
SDP is a partnership of Local Authorities and Scot Gov (third sector) working together to bring your business support in all aspects of tendering.
Voluntary Action Scotland is the network organisation for Scotland’s Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs). We advocate for, co-ordinate and support the work of Scotland’s local third sector support organisations.