Social Enterprise: Action Plan

The Scottish Government’s Social Enterprise: Action Plan published on 24 March 2021, reasserts the long-term vision of social enterprise at the forefront of a new wave of ethical and socially responsible business in Scotland.

This 3 year Action Plan places social enterprise at the forefront of a new wave of ethical and socially responsible business in Scotland; far-reaching and becoming central to the way that Scotland chooses to do business.

The plan sets out the action that the Scottish Government will take over the next three years to:

  • Work across government, and with national agencies, to create the conditions, opportunities and investment necessary for social enterprises to fully realise their potential.
  • Develop the national ecosystem of support for social enterprises, ensuring that it remains fit-for-purpose and world-leading.
  • Work closely with sector partners to support the recovery from the Covid crisis whilst also looking to raise ambitions, grow capacity, spur innovation, and ensure the sector is ready to seize opportunities.
  • Develop a third sector equalities baseline to ensure that all activity supported by the Third Sector Unit is calibrated to tackling the barriers faced by people with protected characteristics. With a focus on social enterprise as the first action area.

Find out more about the Action Plan or download it below.