Useful Links

Organisations may find the following links useful if they are looking for any additional support or information.
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Co-operative Development Scotland

Co-operative Development Scotland supports company growth in Scotland through co-ownership and collaborative business models. CDS offers advice to help you choose and implement the best co-operative business model for your organisation or community.

Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

The Development Trusts Association Scotland is the national body for development trusts in Scotland, supporting you to unlock the potential within your community.

Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise is a training programme designed to help social enterprises and budding Social entrepreneurs achieve their trading ambitions.

Supported by the Scottish Government, Just Enterprise is committed to the growth and sustainability of Scotland’s third sector and its start up, business support, business recovery, procurement, leadership and learning services are available to help you succeed.

Public Contracts Scotland

Public Contracts Scotland is the national advertising website for public sector procurement in Scotland.

Scotland Excel

Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector. Established in 2008, it is a leading non-profit shared service funded by Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

Its £968m contract portfolio supports the delivery of social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT services.

Scottish Community Alliance

Scottish Community Alliance member networks engage with over 2000 community based organisations and enterprises located the length and breadth of Scotland.

Scottish Government – Public Sector Procurement

The Scottish Government Public Procurement pages contains a range of information, new and updates in relation to public procurement in Scotland.

Senscot

Senscot works to ensure that social enterprises in Scotland have the support they need to deliver positive outcomes in their communities. Its main activities involve informing; connecting; and developing our social enterprise community.

Senscot Legal

Senscot Legal has been established as a social enterprise to provide high quality, affordable legal advice and support to Social Enterprises; Charities; Community and Voluntary organisations; Community housing associations and everyone in between – from small community groups to organisations that operate at a national level.

Social Enterprise Academy

Learning and development programmes for people and organisations enabling social change focusing on leadership, enterprise and personal development.