A coalition of community based national networks, promoting cooperation, collaboration and shared resources between them.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy.

South of Scotland Enterprise is Scotland’s economic development agency for the South of Scotland.

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

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

The first point of contact for Scottish social enterprises considering trading internationally and international social enterprise queries.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Supports, promotes and encourages development trusts within communities across Scotland.