Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26

Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26
Scottish Government

Scotland’s new 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy is to be launched at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh on Wednesday 14 December.

The new strategy sets out a clear vision to ensure that our social enterprise business community thrives and grows over the next decade and beyond.

The strategy was produced in partnership with Scotland’s social enterprise support and development bodies and The Scottish Government.

In a joint statement, Pauline Graham, CEO of Social Firms Scotland, Aidan Pia, Executive Director of Senscot and Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Scotland, said:

“Scotland is a recognised world leader in social enterprise support and development. The journey towards the launch of this ambitious strategy has been both rewarding and challenging. Our social enterprise community, stretching across every area of urban and rural Scotland, is diverse. This new strategy sets out a clear, powerful and inclusive vision for the growth of social enterprise over the next decade and beyond.”

Brian Weaver, CEO of Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone (HISEZ), said:

“Social enterprises are particularly common in our Highland and island communities. Social enterprises are crucial to the economy in this part of the world and we welcome the stability that will be provided by this strategy. We hope it will inspire and encourage a new surge in social entrepreneurship.”

Download and view the full strategy here.