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Social Enterprise Scotland is The Voice of Social Enterprise - uniting social enterprises and their supporters into a strong campaigning force. We're your gateway to Scotland's social enterprise community.

Social Enterprise Scotland is an independent, Scottish, membership-led organisation, built and controlled by social enterprises. We're the first point of contact for the media and public and promote a positive vision for social enterprise. Membership is open to anyone. Join online today in a few easy steps and discover the great package of benefits and how to access our influential networks.

We're based in Edinburgh city centre with a staff team of four, three full time and one part-time, plus two or three volunteers at any one time. We have 12 Board members and a large social enterprise membership, both very active and involved in the organisation. See all staff and Board details and all members.

We're a registered Company Limited by Guarantee: SC294227. We were originally incorporated in 2005 as the 'Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition' and rebranded at the end of 2011 as 'Social Enterprise Scotland'.

We pro-actively engage with our social enterprise partners, the public sector, the media, the private sector and the wider public. We work in partnership with many other organisations in and outwith the broad social enterprise movement, with The Scottish Government and Parliament and local authorities.

We offer a wide-ranging membership package and help you navigate the world of social enterprise. See all social enterprise business support and information, including start-up, funding and procurement guidance.

To find out everything we do in detail see leaflet What Does Social Enterprise Scotland Do?

Please contact us at any time for more information or just to have a chat about social enterprise in Scotland.

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