The Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2021 is now underway, with an online survey.
This is the fourth official study by Scottish Government into enterprising charities and social enterprises across the country.
Co-ordinated by CEIS and conducted by Social Value Lab, the census is held every 2 years, combining publicly available information from regulators with survey and financial data, to help understand the characteristics and needs of the sector, and inform future support. Previous years’ census reports are available to view via the dedicated website.
The survey is open to groups and organisations with social or environmental goals, and who generate income through contracts or fees of any kind (including running a village hall, providing arts activities, childcare, transport, or social care services).
The census results help inform policy and funding, and shows the impact of the social enterprise and third sectors. This year’s census comes at a critical time, as we continue to face the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Announcing the launch of the Social Enterprise Census survey, Shona Robison, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, said:
“I am delighted to confirm that the fourth biennial Social Enterprise Census survey is now live and would encourage everyone in the Social Enterprise sector to take 10 minutes to fill it out. The census is an example of how the Scottish Social Enterprise sector continues to be world leading. The valuable data that is collected is published and made available to all and ensures that the decisions that we take as a government have the greatest impact, helping to ensure that Social Enterprises in Scotland realise their full potential.”
The survey should only take 15 – 20 minutes to complete.
To submit your group or organisation’s census response, or for further information, please visit the SurveyMonkey page.
Alternatively, for further information, visit the dedicated Social Enterprise in Scotland Census website.