Supporting social enterprise

Monday August 6th, 2018

Funding to grow world-leading sector (August 6th).scottishgovernment_logo

Six social enterprise programmes will share more than £637,000 of grant funding – bringing the total invested so far this financial year to £4.9 million.

The programmes will drive forward Scotland’s ten year Social Enterprise Strategy, supporting and encouraging businesses that reinvest their profits to address social change in areas such as homelessness, unemployment, inequality, and climate change.

Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell announced the latest round of funding during a visit to Brewgooder, a craft brewer which recently shipped its one millionth can and invests all of its profits into ending water poverty for one million people in some of the world’s poorest countries. Brewgooder has received £20,000 from the Scottish Government to establish a new headquarters in Edinburgh.

Ms Campbell said:

Scotland is a world leading social enterprise nation and we are committed to continued investment and support to drive forward social change and improvement, both in our own country and across the world.

“This latest round of funding is part of £4.9 million invested so far this financial year, to support social enterprises in Scotland and deliver our ten year social enterprise strategy.

“I look forward to Scotland’s social enterprise successes being showcased and to further learning from international experiences when the Social Enterprise World Forum returns to Edinburgh next month.”

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