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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address The Charteris Centre, 138/140 The Pleasance
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH8 9RR
Locality North East  North West  South East  South West 
Telephone 0131 241 1928
Website http://www.edinburghsocialenterprise.co.uk
Email info@edinburghsocialenterprise.co.uk
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Activities
  • Community Development
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Self Help/Support
  • Social Economy/Social Enterprise
  • Volunteering
Description

Edinburgh Social Enterprise support and promote social enterprise in Edinburgh.

Social enterprise is an exciting, ethical and sustainable way of doing business which benefits the community, society or environment. Social enterprises are businesses which trade but reinvest their profits into their social or environmental aims and some may also achieve their aims by the way in which they run their business.

What is Social Enterprise?

Social enterprise is an exciting, ethical and sustainable way of doing business which benefits the community, society or environment.

Social enterprises are businesses which trade but reinvest their profits into their social or environmental aims. Some may also achieve their aims by the way in which they run their business, for example by training and employing people who find it difficult to get a job

Edinburgh Social Enterprise offer the following support and services...

Peer support - bringing members together to discuss and share their experiences, good practice and ideas through networking and training events

Facilitating trading - across members and between social enterprises, private companies and public sector organisations

Facilitating cooperation and collaboration - across social enterprises, private companies and public sector organisations to enable community benefit

Branding - of Social Enterprise through Doogie Goodstuff and ‘Buy the Good Stuff’ to raise awareness and recognition

Awareness raising - across the public, the public sector and private sector of the community, societal, environmental and economic benefits of social enterprise

Capacity building - of people and organisations to develop the skills and knowledge required to create, run, manage and govern a social enterprise.

One to one support - for new and aspiring social enterprises and entrepreneurs where there are gaps in existing service provision or knowledge

Research - working with academic partners to research social enterprise approaches and their impact.

Engagement, consultation and representation - with social enterprises and stakeholders, ensuring the sector’s views and interests are represented within community planning and other relevant forums

Information and signposting - on support services, events, training and opportunities provide by other local and national partners.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
Communities 0131 241 1928 More info »
Our Network 0131 241 1928 More info »
Social Enterprise Festival 0131 241 1928 More info »
Social Network Directory 0131 241 1928 More info »
Support 0131 241 1928 More info »
Volunteer 0131 241 1928 More info »