The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) is a small charity based in Saltcoats offering services to the community and voluntary sector (also known as third sector) across North Ayrshire. Our mission is to deliver programmes and projects that make a difference to people’s lives by encouraging, supporting and promoting community action.
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway exists to promote, support, and develop a strong third sector; develop social enterprise; develop volunteers and volunteering; and connect the third sector to community planning. Our vision is to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and communities in Dumfries and Galloway.
Creating opportunities for the Social Enterprise community in Perth and Kinross to develop and thrive, and recognising its positive impact on society and the local community. The group operates by working collaboratively to improve the social enterprise offer in the Perth and Kinross council area and to promote their goods and services.
CTSI is a ‘single door’ access point for a wide range of support and services for charitable organisations, community and voluntary action groups, volunteering and social enterprise in Clackmannanshire. Our goal is to provide help and support to people living in Clackmannanshire who want advice on running or starting any type of charitable, social enterprise or voluntary group, as well as volunteering and community work. We act as a one-stop-shop for all issues related to community development, governance, funding advice, health and social care information and volunteering. If you need any specific advice, or don’t know where to start, we’re the people to ask.
VAO supports the third sector in Orkney by providing advice, information and practical services. The third sector is made up of voluntary, community and charitable groups, social enterprises and volunteers.
GrowBiz offer support to social enterprises across rural Scotland. We can offer 1:1 meetings with our friendly advisers for guidance and support to help you identify what you need to get started or to achieve your enterprise goals. From talking through your initial idea, helping you to develop a business strategy or identifying areas where you require training and development. GrowBiz also offer online learning sessions so can upskill in the areas necessary to run a successful enterprise, host informal networking events and have an award winning mentoring programme.
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire offers a range of social enterprise support and services including advice on start up, governance, charity law, volunteering and income generation. We also provide information and support for human resources, IT, quality systems, networking and partnership working. Throughout the year we offer an organisational development training programme with a variety of courses delivered throughout North Lanarkshire.
Dundee Social Enterprise Network supports, develops and helps to grow social enterprises of all sizes and specialisms. Our staff team can offer direct practical support and advice to existing and aspiring social enterprises in Dundee. This includes help to access funding and loans, procurement and tendering opportunities, business support, information and training.
South of Scotland Community Housing (SOSCH) provides support to the planning and delivery of community-led housing and regeneration projects across the South of Scotland. We engage with community organisations to provide long-term support to appraise and identify localised housing needs and to develop deliverable solutions within the wider context of community ownership of assets.
Rural Housing Scotland is a national charity which supports community action on rural housing issues by providing practical support for community-led housing initiatives and campaigning to secure more affordable housing in rural Scotland.
The Community Woodlands Association is the representative and support body for Scotland’s community woodland groups. We advise and assist new and existing groups with all aspects of woodland acquisition, management and development, produce regular newsletters, e-bulletins and information notes, and deliver a range of networking and training events
A fund to help social enterprises that have been trading for up to three years to strengthen their business so they can successfully sustain trading.
£500 awards for individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them.
The Chamber was founded in 2005 to support and promote the development of social enterprise in the Scottish Borders. We have a passion for supporting social entrepreneurs and work closely with the national social enterprise support organisations to achieve the best outcomes for our members.