Other resources for Social Enterprises

The TSIs draw on a lot of help from other local and national delivery partners for social enterprise support – these include for example:

Business Gateway – start up and growth help is available for any local company – this includes social enterprises.  The TSIs work closely with Business Gateways and promote their wide range of training services and funded support

SENScot – FVSEN is part of a network of Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) that are supported across Scotland by SENScot. These include place-based and thematic SENs. We recommend that any new social enterprise sign up to the SENScot bulletin. 

Subscribe: SENscot – Connecting, Informing, Developing Social Enterprise in Scotland

For some more information on the SEN support available more widely, please view the SENScot Presentation

Local SENScot Clackmannanshire contact is Sarah Cameron sarah@senscot.net

Social Enterprise Scotland – is the national membership organisation for supporting social enterprises and carries out detailed analysis of how social enterprises are operating across Scotland and makes the case to Scottish Government for supporting them. For more details go to www.socialenterprise.scot

Firstport – provides start-up and build-it funding for social entrepreneurs. TSIs can help guide you in applying for funding. For more details please go here: Firstport – Business support and funding to help you start a social enterprise in Scotland

Just Enterprise – provides further in-depth training in particular areas for social enterprise development. For further information please visit justenterprise.org

Other organisations that can help are:

• Development Trust Association Scotland  Development Trusts Association Scotland | (dtascot.org.uk)
• Community Enterprise Scotland   Home – Community Enterprise
• Social Enterprise Academy Social Enterprise Academy Scotland
• Social Enterprise UK  Social Enterprise UK | Home