Social Enterprise UK

3 Space

Works in partnership with landlords/leaseholders to offer organisations that benefit the community temporary free of charge access to otherwise empty properties.

Big Venture Challenge

Competition which aims to find 25 of the most ambitious social entrepreneurs in England.

Community Business Scotland Network

A charity that promotes and supports the principles and practice of community owned and controlled enterprises in Scotland and internationally; provides a profile, information about their programmes and services, research, news, and contacts.


Provides business support, advice, and start-up awards to new and emerging social entrepreneurs across Scotland. Describes their programme and activities, with news, a resource library, and contacts.

Guardian: Social Enterprises

Offering the latest news and commentary on social enterprises from the Guardian newspaper.

Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone

A social enterprise support agency covering the Highlands and Islands from Argyll and Bute to Orkney and Shetland. Includes information about their advice and guidance services, with case studies, newsletters, resources, FAQ, and contacts.

Isaacs UK

Supporting organisations in building and managing knowledge networks in the arts, cultural and educational communities. Includes information on their publications and completed projects.

Just Enterprise

Providing support, advice, procurement and learning services to social enterprises in Scotland.

The School for Social Entrepreneurs

Provides training on all aspects of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. SchSocEnt

School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)

Provides training and opportunities for people to use their entrepreneurial abilities for social benefit, and support for new social enterprises across the UK. provides details of their programme, regional schools, news, resources, and contacts.

Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition

The national collective voice for social enterprise in Scotland, representing and supporting the sector; includes details of membership and benefits, campaigns, policy and resources, news, and contacts.


Aims to connect and inform social entrepreneurs and enterprises in Scotland; provides a profile, contacts, news, a library of resources, and details of job vacancies.

Social Enterprise Academy

Provides training for people working in, or towards, a leadership role in the social economy in Scotland. Includes their programme, details of courses and tutors, and contacts.

Social Enterprise Ambassadors

Inspirational social entrepreneurs tell their stories and share advice.

Social Enterprise Coalition

The UK's national body representing and supporting the social enterprise sector. Includes a profile, details of membership and services, campaigns, resources, policies, and contacts.

Social Enterprise London

A network of social enterprises in the London area providing business support, policy and research, training and consultancy to the sector. Includes a profile, details of events, resources, and services, with a directory of members and contacts.

Social Enterprise Magazine

Collection of news and feature articles about social enterprise and issues. Includes mailing list, site location, and background history on the magazine.

Social Enterprise Management at Liverpool John Moores University

Offers a guide to Social Enterprise Management courses and research provided at the Liverpool Business School; also includes details of the Social Enterprise Journal, which the school edits and produces.

Social Enterprise Mark Co

Provides a branding logo for social enterprises; includes details of how to register, criteria, a FAQ, news, and contacts.

Social Enterprise Network

Based in Liverpool, and formed to support the development and growth of entrepreneurship across the Liverpool City Region. sentogether

Social Enterprise Qualification

Offers information about this qualification, and explains how to mentor for it or work towards it. sequalification

Social Enterprise Scotland

The collective voice of social enterprise in Scotland. socentscot

Social Enterprise UK

Features the site with the agency policies, campaign details, membership procedures, and job vacancies. SocialEnt_UK

Social Firms Scotland

Provides a directory of social firms in Scotland, with sector resources.

Social Firms UK

A national support organisation for the development of the Social Firm sector in the UK. Provides a guide to the sector, with a directory of members, news, events, and a library of resource materials.

Social Investment Scotland

Provides loan finance for community enterprises and social businesses; includes details of their products and services, with case studies, news, and contacts.


An organisation representing social enterprises within the cultural and leisure market in the UK. Includes a directory of members, with details of membership and benefits, news, and contacts.


Charity supporting those with a social enterprise vision. Features case studies, research, awards and details of how the charity can help you.

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