Following the Government decision on the outcome of the Social Enterprise Intermediary Review below is a statement from SENScot.
The Scottish Government has now announced its decision that Social Enterprise Scotland will receive the funding to become the single intermediary from summer 2022. SENScot is obviously extremely dissapointed at this decision, but is also deeply concerned about the future of support for grassroots social enterprises, especially rural groups, social firms and community-led work in deprived urban communities.
We are also concerned about how Social Enterprise Networks (Place-based and thematic) will be supported going forward and how their values and approach will continue to be recognised and developed in the future.
We note that the removal of government funding is likely to close the doors at SENScot, with a loss to the sector of some of our most experienced and passionate people – and just as the government launches its new strategy towards a wellbeing economy.
The Board would like to thank the staff for their patience, loyalty and focus during what has been an incredibly challenging time.