CVS Falkirk & District

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CVS Falkirk & District is recognised by Scottish Government and Falkirk Community Planning Partnership (CPP) as the third sector interface for the Falkirk area. We have a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups etc) in Falkirk.

We work with existing social enterprises, and encourage individuals and organisations to be more socially enterprising, through a range of services, including but not limited to start up guidance, idea development, business planning, identifying funders, partnerships, legal and compliance issues, measuring social impact and tendering and procurement. We have a variety of local support options for social enterprises in Falkirk, who are familiar with the social enterprise model and can offer guidance on different subjects.



Business Stages

AllCommunity looking to tradeIdeaStart-upSustain & Grow


Adult Social CareAllArts/Culture & MediaBereavement servicesCatering, and cafesChildcareCommunity assetsConstruction and maintenanceConsultancyCounselling and Personal ServicesDesign/Print & MediaEmployabilityEnergy production and managementEnvironment and climate changeEvents ManagementFinancial Services and Credit UnionsFood ProductionGifts/CraftsHealthHeritageHorticulture, gardening and growingHousingInternational DevelopmentITLand managementLeisure ServicesProperty or asset Development/ManagementRecycling, upcycling or waste managementRetailSecuritySportsTechnology/TelecommunicationsTourismTrainingTransportVolunteer Development


AssetsBusiness plan/supportContracts/procurementFinanceFundingInternationalisingLegal




"I just wanted to say thank you for the help everyone has given me with the Wellbeing Fund, and I really appreciate all your help in finding new premises."

Full name, [local social entrepreneur]

"We received the Business Grant and also an award from the Wellbeing Fund and are absolutely delighted and relieved! Makes this currently very challenging time a bit easier. I just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ for your support and help with these, it’s much appreciated."

Full name, [local enterprising charity]

"The support we have had from CVS Falkirk has been, and continues to be invaluable, and we couldn't have progressed with establishing our SCIO without them or their help."

Full name, [local SCIO]

"Was delighted to chat with (their Development Officer). An absolute breath of fresh air. Devoted to the SE members they know they have a duty of care for.

The Forth Valley is in good hands. More like them please, if that's at all possible!

Full name, [local social entrepreneur]

"I've just had confirmation that we will be getting the small business grant so thank you so very much for chasing me down and pointing me in that direction. I literally am over the moon and want to run about telling everyone."

Full name, [local social enterprise]

"(Re: funding applications:) Wow, the info is really helpful and a lot easier to understand than the legalese I found earlier, brilliant thanks."

Full name, [local enterprising partner]