Setting up in business is fraught with difficulty, starting a social enterprise can be even harder. Social enterprises may face additional challenges; limited access to finance, limited expertise and in addition to creating a viable business they are trying to provide a social benefit.
Resilient Scotland Limited is the corporate trustee of the JESSICA (Scotland) Trust, Scotland’s only social investment trust. Resilient Scotland will invest in community organisations that will contribute to the sustainable regeneration of their local area.
Social Enterprise Scotland are encouraging social enterprises to complete the Social Enterprise Survey Scotland – 2014.
Resilient Scotland is pleased to announce a package of investment to Firstport for their social franchise concept, Ditto. Ditto is an off the shelf product that helps people set up and run a social enterprise using tried and tested business models, from pre-loved baby goods shops to community cafes.
Resilient Scotland, which provides investment packages to enterprising community organisations to drive local regeneration, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Grigor as its new Chair.
Increasingly, social enterprises are seeking investment to develop their businesses and are looking for alternative means to raise the capital they require. There has been an increasing willingness for these organisations to consider a social investment, one that offers the funder both a social and financial return, rather than taking the traditional grant funding route.