Social Enterprise

Scottish social enterprises flourished in 2017

Scottish social enterprises flourished last year - delivering a boost worth billions to the economy.
Since a social enterprise strategy was launched by the Scottish Government in December 2016, more than £7 million has been invested in supporting initiatives.
The strategy is Scotland’s first long-term plan for the sector and is set to run over 10 years.
As part of the strategy, a census of the sector will be carried out every two years. A study carried out in 2017 found that 5,600 social enterprises are operating across Scotland, an increase of 8% since 2015, with around 300 new social enterprises start-ups each and every year.
The sector is mostly led by women (64%), contributes £2 billion to the economy and employs over 80,000 people. Social enterprises play a unique role in Scotland’s rural areas - which accounts for 34% of Scotland’s social enterprises, despite being home to only 18% of the nation’s population.

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