Social Enterprise & Third Sector

Social Enterprises and organisations in the Third Sector are a crucial part of Scotland's economy and, as with other sectors, Interface are able to provide support so that they too can benefit from academic research and expertise.

If you are an organisation looking to improve your societal and environmental reach academia could be a starting point for you to reevaluate, streamline and improve your product or service.

Building partnerships between social enterprise and universities

Scotland's universities are at the forefront of innovation. This increasingly includes the dynamic business model known as "social enterprise".

From Glasgow Caledonian University and their unique MSc in Social Enterprise, to increasing numbers of undergrad and post-grad students, academics and researchers contacting Social Enterprise Scotland for information and interviews. We're seeing a real awareness, engagement and enthusiasm for social enterprise.

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Helping to grow the Third Sector and Social Enterprises

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. Our role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth.

As part of the Scottish Government's third sector and social enterprise strategy and action plans, we recognise the importance of diversity in the economy. We support the contribution made by innovative and alternative business models such as third sector and social enterprises and the positive impact they have on our communities.

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Landmark moment in Social Impact investing

Coins-by-Dave-Di-BiaseBudget day 2014 has been and gone, and while there were few surprises, one area that was of particular interest to social entrepreneurs was the rate of the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR).

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Investment Readiness: Big phrase, massive opportunity!

Social Investment has been in the news a great deal lately. Whether it's been driven by market failures within main stream lending institutions, or a desire to see more social and environmental return for every pound spent, social investment has come of age.

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