Partners & sponsors
National Support, Delivered Locally
Just Enterprise supports the growth of Scotland’s enterprising third sector – helping it maximise impact and sustainability. Following the Covid-19 pandemic this support is more important than ever. Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by a social enterprise partnership, the programme has supported over 5000 organisations and 10,000 individuals across Scotland
Just Enterprise provides one-to-one business advice, interactive workshops, webinars and online resources ensuring participants can access help when they need it. Topics include digital marketing, ecommerce, planning in a crisis, social impact measurement, business planning, tendering and much more.
Keegan & Pennykid
Keegan & Pennykid is a leading specialist third sector insurance broker, providing expert advice to social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations throughout the UK. With access to a number of carefully selected insurers, as well as their own flagship third sector insurance policy “Encompass”, which provides cover to thousands of third sector organisations, they are able to offer the most appropriate terms and price to meet with every organisation’s specific needs. As a client, they can offer you risk management advice including advice on new and emerging insurable risks such as cyber security and are on hand to liaise with insurers on behalf of clients when they need to make a claim, providing advice and assistance throughout. Whatever your organisation’s needs, you can rely on their experienced team to provide you with advice and assistance when you need it, delivered with a personal and professional service.
The Scottish Government launched ‘Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2026’, in December 2016. The Strategy was co-produced alongside the Scottish social enterprise sector. This follows, over a decade, the Scottish Government working with the sector to establish a holistic ‘eco-system of support’, putting in place incubators and accelerators, free business advice, leadership programmes and affordable loans. The Strategy will be driven by three, three-year Action Plans, again, co-produced with the sector.
The second Action Plan was launched in March 2021 – https://www.gov.scot/publications/social-enterprise-action-plan/
Social Enterprise Scotland
Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) is the national membership body and intermediary organisation for social enterprise in Scotland.
SES amplify the voice of social enterprise in Scotland championing their significant contribution to the Scottish economy and society and the role they play to increase wellbeing, diversity and reduce inequality.
SES provide support, promote and connect social enterprises across the country through representation and policy work, running promotional campaigns and initiatives, and delivering regular news and webinars. Their goal is to nurture a positive vision for social enterprises in the general public, media, and advocate on behalf of social enterprises. For more details, please go to https://socialenterprise.scot/
Social Investment Scotland
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) was established in 2001 to provide a new finance model for Scotland’s charities and social enterprises. Since then, SIS has invested over £100 million. Loan finance via SIS is available from £10,000 to £1.5M and is aimed at community enterprises and social businesses that might find access to finance from mainstream providers difficult. SIS also help to manage funds on behalf of third parties with any profits being re-invested into social business development in Scotland.
For more information about SIS, please visit: www.socialinvestmentscotland.com