Community Wealth Building: plural ownership for a better Scotland

Posted in: Blog.

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Almost one-in-five people in Scotland live in poverty. Indeed, the top ten percent of the population have more than 24% more income than the bottom forty percent of people combined. This is not just localised to Scotland – as a whole, the UK is the fifth most unequal country in the world, where 44% of […]

Celebrating the successful launch of our new Youth Employability Hub

Posted in: Blog, Employability.

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Since its formation in 2007 one of the key pieces of work that CEIS Ayrshire delivers is its employability services. Every day, people walk through the doors of CEIS Ayrshire offices looking for support in getting a job. The team’s extensive skillset ensures that they can help people find employment by giving them access to […]

Social procurement: why using social enterprises in your supply chain improves the third sector

Posted in: Blog, Social Procurement.

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There’s been a lot of discussion in recent years about the importance of organisations from all sectors considering social procurement when purchasing goods and services and setting up their supplier bases. But why should third sector organisations purchase goods and services from other third sector organisations, and how does this help strengthen the sector? Our […]

Looking forward [Blog]

Posted in: Blog.

Blog by Martin Avila, CEO As we move forward through 2022, I am drawn to reflect on the changes we have witnessed over the past 21 months. Our economy and society have been through significant turbulence with the threat from COVID, the changes to legislation and trading driven by Brexit, and the ever-increasing climate emergency. […]

Contribute to the Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2021

Posted in: Social Enterprise Ecosystem.

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The 4th official stocktake of enterprising charities and social enterprises in Scotland is now underway and you can contribute here. What’s the project all about?  Every two years, the Scottish Government produces a major report on the state of the social enterprise sector. The report draws on information from the main regulators as well as survey […]

Supporting positive societal and environmental change

Posted in: News.

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As Scotland looks to recover from the pandemic, the country’s third sector will be central to its renewal – whilst ensuring that it is rooted in a fair and inclusive society.  Two organisations have combined forces to offer a tailor-made programme targeted at boosting innovation in social enterprises and third sector organisations. Community Enterprise In […]

CEIS announces new Chief Executive

Posted in: News, Social Enterprise Ecosystem.

The Board of Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), the leading provider of business support to social enterprises in Scotland are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Avila as Group CEO, replacing our outgoing CEO Ian Mitchell. Martin joins us from his current position as Director at the Kinning Park Complex and will be taking […]

Widening Horizons Social Enterprise Growth Accelerator

Posted in: News.

Programme Details The Widening Horizons Growth Accelerator supports ambitious social entrepreneurs and enterprises in Glasgow to strengthen their organisations, achieve growth, and develop their social impact. What are the benefits of the programme? This programme offers one-to-one and peer-based business support, training from sector experts and access to potential investors and lenders. Business support: Our […]

The Community & Third Sector Recovery programme opens for applications

Posted in: Case Study.

The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme, a £25m Scottish Government-funded programme that supports third sector organisations and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery, is now open for applications. The Community & Third Sector Recovery programme offers two strands: The Adapt and Thrive programme and the Communities Recovery Fund. Adapt and Thrive provides […]



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