Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2026 is a 10 year national social enterprise strategy, which sets out Scottish Government’s shared ambitions for social enterprise in Scotland, jointly developed with the sector. It provides a framework for action over the next decade, and positions social enterprise as central to achieving Scottish Government’s shared vision of a fair society and inclusive economy.
It has been developed through a process of co-production, where Scottish Government has worked with the social enterprise community to articulate shared ambitions and find ways to deliver on these. Much of the work was informed by Scotland’s first official census of social enterprise activity, and by the ambitions already set out in “Scotland’s Vision for Social Enterprise 2025”.
The strategy will build on the supportive ecosystem, developed over the previous decade, and will cement Scotland’s reputation as world-leading and the best place to start and grow a social enterprise.
The strategy focuses on 3 main priorities:
- Stimulating social enterprise
- Developing stronger organisations
- Realising market opportunities
The strategy will be accompanied by a series of 3 year Action Plans. These will describe in more detail the evolving commitments, initiatives and programmes which will deliver on the long-term priorities listed above.
To access the full strategy, please visit the Scottish Government website.