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The development work of Senscot is also supported by the Scottish Government.

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MAP OF SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

There’s a lot of support out there for cultural social enterprises in Scotland but it’s not easy to find your way around it all and to understand who’s who and who does what. Senscot has developed this Map of Support to help social enterprises navigate their way around the support that’s available. We hope this can prove a useful resource for cultural SE’s at various stages in their development.

Click each organisation name to reveal more information and for a link to the respective website. If you have any suggestions for additions please email us.

BUSINESS PLANNING

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • HIE

    HIE is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their four priorities are:

    • Supporting businesses and social enterprises to shape and realise their growth aspirations.
    • Strengthening communities and fragile areas.
    • Developing growth sectors, particularly distinctive regional opportunities.
    • Creating the conditions for a competitive and low-carbon region.

    Contact annmarie.reid@hient.co.uk or iain.hamilton@hient.co.uk

    Visit Website.

  • Regional Screen Scotland

    Regional Screen Scotland helps communities to enjoy great screen experiences by:

    • providing advice and information on setting up local screen facilities
    • operating the Screen Machine mobile cinema
    • managing a grant aid fund for Local Film Festivals across Scotland
    • advocating for the social and economic benefits of cinema for local communities

    Visit Website.

DIGITAL

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

EQUALITIES

  • Arts and Business Scotland

    Arts and Business Scotland foster dynamic relationships between business and the arts to enable Scotland to benefit from a vibrant cultural community.

    Visit Website.

  • Cultural Enterprise Ofice

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

FINANCE & FUNDING

  • Arts and Business Scotland

    Arts and Business Scotland foster dynamic relationships between business and the arts to enable Scotland to benefit from a vibrant cultural community.

    Visit Website.

  • Creative Scotland

    Creative Scotland is the national organisation that funds and supports the development of Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries..

    Visit Website.

  • Cultural Enterprise Ofice

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • HIE

    HIE is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their four priorities are:

    • Supporting businesses and social enterprises to shape and realise their growth aspirations.
    • Strengthening communities and fragile areas.
    • Developing growth sectors, particularly distinctive regional opportunities.
    • Creating the conditions for a competitive and low-carbon region.

    Contact annmarie.reid@hient.co.uk or iain.hamilton@hient.co.uk

    Visit Website.

  • Museums Galleries Scotland

    Museums Galleries Scotland is the membership body for all Museums and Galleries in Scotland.

    Visit Website.

  • Regional Screen Scotland

    Regional Screen Scotland helps communities to enjoy great screen experiences by:

    • providing advice and information on setting up local screen facilities
    • operating the Screen Machine mobile cinema
    • managing a grant aid fund for Local Film Festivals across Scotland
    • advocating for the social and economic benefits of cinema for local communities

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

HR

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

IDEA DEVELOPMENT

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • HIE

    HIE is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their four priorities are:

    • Supporting businesses and social enterprises to shape and realise their growth aspirations.
    • Strengthening communities and fragile areas.
    • Developing growth sectors, particularly distinctive regional opportunities.
    • Creating the conditions for a competitive and low-carbon region.

    Contact annmarie.reid@hient.co.uk or iain.hamilton@hient.co.uk

    Visit Website.

  • Regional Screen Scotland

    Regional Screen Scotland helps communities to enjoy great screen experiences by:

    • providing advice and information on setting up local screen facilities
    • operating the Screen Machine mobile cinema
    • managing a grant aid fund for Local Film Festivals across Scotland
    • advocating for the social and economic benefits of cinema for local communities

    Visit Website.

LEGAL

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • Senscot Legal

    Senscot Legal has assisted many creative & cultural organisations. We have experience in crafts groups, membership arts organisations, music, performing arts, gaming, photography, community TV and more across Scotland. See flyer.

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

  • Culture Republic

    Culture Republic is Scotland’s new cultural engagement hub, combining the expertise of Culture Sparks (Glasgow) and The Audience Business (Edinburgh) to provide cultural organisations with the support they need to understand and engage with the public.

    Visit Website.

  • HIE

    HIE is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their four priorities are:

    • Supporting businesses and social enterprises to shape and realise their growth aspirations.
    • Strengthening communities and fragile areas.
    • Developing growth sectors, particularly distinctive regional opportunities.
    • Creating the conditions for a competitive and low-carbon region.

    Contact annmarie.reid@hient.co.uk or iain.hamilton@hient.co.uk

    Visit Website.

  • Federation of Scottish Theatre

    FST is the development body for professional dance, opera and theatre in Scotland, bringing the sector together to speak with a collective voice, to share resources and expertise and to promote collaborative working.

    Visit Website.

  • Regional Screen Scotland

    Regional Screen Scotland helps communities to enjoy great screen experiences by:

    • providing advice and information on setting up local screen facilities
    • operating the Screen Machine mobile cinema
    • managing a grant aid fund for Local Film Festivals across Scotland
    • advocating for the social and economic benefits of cinema for local communities

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATION

  • Arts and Business Scotland

    Arts and Business Scotland foster dynamic relationships between business and the arts to enable Scotland to benefit from a vibrant cultural community.

    Visit Website.

  • Federation of Scottish Theatre

    FST is the development body for professional dance, opera and theatre in Scotland, bringing the sector together to speak with a collective voice, to share resources and expertise and to promote collaborative working.

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

PARTNERSHIP WORKING

  • HIE

    HIE is the economic and community development agency for the north and west of Scotland. Their four priorities are:

    • Supporting businesses and social enterprises to shape and realise their growth aspirations.
    • Strengthening communities and fragile areas.
    • Developing growth sectors, particularly distinctive regional opportunities.
    • Creating the conditions for a competitive and low-carbon region.

    Contact annmarie.reid@hient.co.uk or iain.hamilton@hient.co.uk

    Visit Website.

  • Voluntary Arts Scotland

    Voluntary Arts Scotland is dedicated to encouraging and supporting amateur arts and crafts participation.

    Visit Website.

PEER SUPPORT

  • Cultural and Creative Social Enterprise Network

    The Cultural and Creative Social Enterprise Network (CCSEN) was the first thematic SEN. Initially started in 2009 the network was supported by several experienced social entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sectors. Since then the network has grown substantially involving cultural and creative social enterprises from across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

TAX & VAT

  • Cultural Enterprise Office

    Cultural Enterprise Office provides a client led service, delivered flexibly in response to client need.

    CEO complement existing business support provision and add value by delivering business support that meets the particular needs of creative clients. CEO believe that by working in harmony in this way, it can accelerate the future viability of a sector that is fundamental to the cultural health and wealth of the nation.

    Visit Website.

TRAINING

  • Creative Scotland

    Creative Scotland is the national organisation that funds and supports the development of Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries..

    Visit Website.

  • Federation of Scottish Theatre

    FST is the development body for professional dance, opera and theatre in Scotland, bringing the sector together to speak with a collective voice, to share resources and expertise and to promote collaborative working.

    Visit Website.

  • Museums Galleries Scotland

    Museums Galleries Scotland is the membership body for all Museums and Galleries in Scotland.

    Visit Website.

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