Social Enterprises are businesses that seek to address social and environmental issues through reinvesting all their profits from trading.
This more-than-profit approach is gaining momentum and is already used by co-operatives, credit unions, development trusts and housing associations.
CVS Falkirk promotes social enterprise as a model of doing business. We work with existing social enterprises, and encourage individuals and organisations to be more socially enterprising, through a range of services, including (but not limited to):
- Start up guidance
- Business idea development
- Business planning
- Identifying funders
- Partnership working
- Legal and compliance issues
- Measuring social impact
- Tendering and procurement
We help with links to national social enterprise support bodies and funders, and constantly horizon-scan for new developments that we can highlight to social enterprises.
We are happy to promote and encourage the local Social Enterprise Network (SEN), Falkirk District SEN (or FDSEN).
To find out more about the ways CVS Falkirk work with social enterprises, please contact us.