The Scottish Government has provided a time limited fund to assist self or custom builders finance the construction period for their new home. Due to the pandemic, the deadline has been extended to August 2022 with an additional £2 million being made available. Read more
At GCVS, we’re here to support community groups, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises with the help and training they need to succeed. By strengthening the voluntary sector, both citizens and communities can benefit. We provide free support in Glasgow for the essentials like fundraising, governance, measuring impact and climate friendly practice. Our paid for services Scotland wide for Payroll, HR and Health & Safety provide in-depth expertise.
AVA is Aberdeenshire’s TSI, and our mission is to promote the growth of strong, resilient, communities in Aberdeenshire by connecting, supporting, and promoting volunteers, charities, community-led organisations, and social enterprises collectively referred to as the Third Sector. Funded by the Scottish Government, Aberdeenshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership, and our own Social Enterprise, Magpie (a reuse & recycling facility based in Banchory), the AVA team operates across the length & breadth of Aberdeenshire, supporting volunteers and organisations and social enterprises from Sandend and St Combs in the north, to Braemar in the west and Laurencekirk and St Cyrus in the south. AVA also runs the Aberdeenshire Social Enterprise Network
Organisation information here.
Organisation information here.
Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire offers a range of social enterprise support and services including advice on start up, governance, charity law, volunteering and income generation. We also provide information and support for human resources, IT, quality systems, networking and partnership working. Throughout the year we offer an organisational development training programme with a variety of courses delivered throughout North Lanarkshire.
A fund to help social enterprises that have been trading for up to three years to strengthen their business so they can successfully sustain trading.
£500 awards for individuals aged 16-26 looking to make a positive change in the issues that matter to them.
The Chamber was founded in 2005 to support and promote the development of social enterprise in the Scottish Borders. We have a passion for supporting social entrepreneurs and work closely with the national social enterprise support organisations to achieve the best outcomes for our members.
Big Issue Invest Scotland provides loans to finance the growth of sustainable social enterprises and charities.
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.
Scottish EDGE is a competition funded by Scottish Enterprise and Postcode lottery to support innovative entrepreneurial talent.
Supporting urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership of land and assets.