Scottish Community Development Centre
SCDC are the lead body for Community Development in Scotland. They run large scale programmes across Scotland to help build the capacity of the community sector and to widen participation in local democracy. They support and manage a series of networks, including the Community Health Exchange (CHEX) and Scottish Co-Production Network. As well as provide research, training and consultancy services.
Development Trusts Association Scotland
DTAS is an independent, member-led organisation which aims to promote, support and represent development trusts in Scotland. They provide information, advice and support through a wide range of publications and resources. They promote new and creative approaches to community-led development include promoting and supporting community ownership/asset transfer and the use of community shares as an innovative form of social finance.
Community Development Alliance Scotland
CDAS is a member organisation that brings together networks and organisations at the Scottish level to promote policy and practice that supports community development. They have a wide range of research papers and information to help development organisations stay up to date with Scottish, UK and International community development.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
HIE is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency. They support the growth and diversification of social enterprise, they offer a diverse range of resources, opportunities and skills to support community growth and have a number of innovative programmes that support business growth.
Social Enterprise Support and Information
Scottish Government website
Here you will find information about Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2026. The 2017-2020 action plan Building a sustainable social enterprise sector in Scotland and he 2017 Social Enterprise Census. https://www.gov.scot/policies/third-sector/social-enterprises/
Social Enterprise Academy
The Social Enterprise Academy deliver the Social Enterprise Education programme as well as local learning and development to the third sector in leadership, social impact, enterprise and learning.
Business Gateway provide support to all types of business. They offer a wide range of free practical advice and support on how to start up and develop a business including on-line resources, 1:1 local advice and training.
Social Firms Scotland
Social Firms Scotland the national support body for social enterprises whose social mission is to create opportunities for people disadvantaged in the labour market
Senscot is an organisation that supports local and national networks and social entrepreneurs
Social Enterprise Scotland
Social Enterprise Scotland an independent membership organisation that promotes and campaigns on behalf of all social enterprises in Scotland