Big Issue Invest Scotland provides loans to finance the growth of sustainable social enterprises and charities.

The SE Code sets out benchmark criteria by which social enterprises in Scotland can be identified and recognise each other.

Leadership, entrepreneurship and impact measurement: learning programmes for people and organisations leading social change.

A growing collection of papers, and reports on the growth of Community Business, Community Enterprise and Social Accounting.

SCF Ltd assists communities to raise capital by issuing Community Bonds to local individuals and organisations.

Pilotlight brokers relationships between the private and third sectors to offer medium term strategic business support.

P4P provides consortia and capacity building support to social enterprises and third sector organisations to tender for contracts.

A central hub connecting organisations to all of Scotland’s universities, research institutes and colleges.

Inspiralba provide support for social enterprise development, growth and sustainability across Argyll and Bute.

Community Enterprise provides hands-on support from ideas generation right through to business planning and branding.

The Exchange will fund the costs of a study visit to learn from others doing similar things.

Established in 2011, the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) is a free, adviser-led service funded by the Scottish Government supporting community groups across Scotland to manage, lease or own publicly owned land and buildings. We work with communities wishing to take on public assets through the Community Asset Transfer (CAT) process, as well as supporting communities interested in Community Right to Buy (CRtB).  We also deliver training courses to community groups on topics including business planning, governance and facilities management. We deliver CPD training to Relevant Authorities and Third Sector Interfaces on Community Asset Transfer. Along with Community Shares Scotland (CSS), we are part of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS). 

Time limited free business support from senior executives in the private sector.

Funding Scotland is operated by the SCVO to provide access to up to date information on funding opportunities.

CEMVO builds the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.