Up to £5,000 of start-up funding for individuals with a business idea that addresses a social, environmental, and/or community issue. 

Social Investment Scotland offer social loan finance, providing flexible funding and growth support.

SSES provides ongoing training and support to individuals trying to create and sustain social businesses.

Impact Hub Inverness helps develop social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands and beyond, and operates a co-working space.

Business Gateway provides free business support and impartial advice to start-up and existing businesses in Scotland.

Firstport is Scotland’s agency for start-up social entrepreneurs and social enterprise. The organisation is a registered charity that supports individuals all across Scotland to start, develop and grow their ideas into businesses with social impact at their core. 

Co-operative Development Scotland is the arm of Scottish Enterprise that supports collaborative and employee ownership business models.

CEIS provides practical and effective business support services to help social enterprises manage and grow their business.

Scottish business mentoring is for ambitious businesses and social enterprises who want to realise their personal and business growth ambitions, giving them the ability to take their company to new heights. Business Mentoring matches experienced mentors who come from all business areas and sectors with growing businesses. By sharing the entrepreneurial experiences of mentors, this service gives the business the confidence to develop and grow, and opens up a great network of contacts that can open doors and inspire new thinking.