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

Just Enterprise provides funded start-up, business support, learning and leadership services to social enterprises throughout Scotland.

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

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

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.

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

HIE invests in building capacity, empowering communities to acquire assets, enabling growth in the economy.

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. 

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

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

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). 

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

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

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