scotsocentstrat_headerThe Scottish Government recently published a new ten-year national social enterprise strategy – Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2026. The strategy sets out the shared ambitions for social enterprise in Scotland, jointly developed with the sector and it provides a framework for action over the next decade.

Social enterprise models inclusive growth and this strategy will support the aim of sustainable economic growth, tackling inequalities and building a fairer Scotland.

This 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 three main priorities:

  1. Stimulating social enterprise
  2. Developing stronger organisations
  3. Realising market opportunities

These will be developed into a series of action plans spanning the decade, the first of which will be published in 2017.