Scotland’s Social Enterprise Stategy 2016-2026

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Scotland’s new 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy sets out a clear vision to ensure that our social enterprise business community thrives and grows over the next decade and beyond.

It draws on key strands around stimulating social enterprise, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities.

The strategy was produced in partnership with Scotland’s social enterprise support and development bodies and The Scottish Government.

In a joint statement, Pauline Graham, CEO of Social Firms Scotland, Aidan Pia, Executive Director of Senscot and Fraser Kelly, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Scotland, said:

“Scotland is a recognised world leader in social enterprise support and development. The journey towards the launch of this ambitious strategy has been both rewarding and challenging. Our social enterprise community, stretching across every area of urban and rural Scotland, is diverse. This new strategy sets out a clear, powerful and inclusive vision for the growth of social enterprise over the next decade and beyond.”

Speaking specifically of our Social Firms members, Pauline also said

“We are delighted that the strategy fully recognises the valuable role that social firms play in supporting people who have barriers to work as well as health and well-being outcomes for the individuals they support.”

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Work on the 2016-2026 Social Enterprise Strategy is underway and SFS is engaging with Government on developing the action plan that will underpin the strategy to ensure the interests/needs of Social Firms are met.