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Senscot works closely with these social enterprise intermediaries:
The development work of Senscot is also supported by the Scottish Government.

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MAP OF SUPPORT FOR TOURISM SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

There’s a lot of support out there for tourism 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

  • Business Gateway

    Business Gateway offers a wide range of professional resources and support to all types of business no matter what stage they are at. Local offices exist throughout Scotland.

    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.

  • Scottish Enterprise

    Scottish Enterprise supports the development of globally competitive companies by offering an integrated business support model where companies with ambitions to grow can access the right type of support at the right stage of their growth.

    Visit Website.

DIGITAL

  • 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.

  • Scottish Enterprise

    Scottish Enterprise supports the development of globally competitive companies by offering an integrated business support model where companies with ambitions to grow can access the right type of support at the right stage of their growth.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

EVENTS

  • Event Scotland

    EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By funding and developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

FINANCE & FUNDING

  • Event Scotland

    EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By funding and developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland
  • 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.

  • Scottish Enterprise

    Scottish Enterprise supports the development of globally competitive companies by offering an integrated business support model where companies with ambitions to grow can access the right type of support at the right stage of their growth.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

FOCUS YEARS

  • Event Scotland

    Scotland’s first year of Homecoming in 2009 was a great success, delivering a string of benefits to the country and boosting tourism in Scotland.

    In recognition of this success, a series of Themed Years built on this momentum, spotlighting Scotland's greatest assets in the run up to the second year of Homecoming in 2014 - a year that positioned Scotland on the international stage as a dynamic and creative nation through a year-long coordinated programme of events.

    2015 was the second Year of Food and Drink following its significant success in 2010/2011 attracting over 500,000 visitors from home and abroad.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Event Scotland

    EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By funding and developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland
  • 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.

  • Scottish Enterprise

    Scottish Enterprise supports the development of globally competitive companies by offering an integrated business support model where companies with ambitions to grow can access the right type of support at the right stage of their growth.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION

  • Event Scotland

    EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By funding and developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland
  • 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.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    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.

  • Scottish Tourism Alliance

    The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the Industry Leadership Group for tourism and the leading voice for the tourism sector in Scotland. They are an independent trade body comprising over 250 trade associations, businesses, destination groups and other organisations with an interest in tourism. The STA are also guardians of the national tourism strategy – Tourism Scotland 2020 - and coordinates its delivery.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

PEER SUPPORT

  • Local and Thematic SENs

    Senscot supports Social Enterprise Networks across Scotland.

    A Social Enterprise Network offers peer support, resource sharing and development of markets, a focal point for issues specific to local social enterprises, a collective voice and the opportunity to raise awareness and profile of social enterprise.

    Thematic networks include Cultural and Creative, Health, Sport, Community Food and Employability.

    Visit Website.

TRAINING

  • Business Gateway

    Business Gateway offers a wide range of professional resources and support to all types of business no matter what stage they are at. Local offices exist throughout Scotland.

    Visit Website.

  • Scottish Enterprise

    Scottish Enterprise supports the development of globally competitive companies by offering an integrated business support model where companies with ambitions to grow can access the right type of support at the right stage of their growth.

    Visit Website.

  • Skills Development Scotland

    SDS delivers the following key services:

    * Building Career Management
    * My World of Work - the SDS web service
    * Modern Apprenticeships
    * Our Skillsforce- Support for employers
    * Leading delivery of PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment)- support for those dealing with redundancy
    * The Employability Fund- Supporting individuals to secure and sustain employment
    * Individual Learning Accounts- providing financial support for individual learning

    Visit Website.

Visitor Research / Statistics

  • Scottish Tourism Alliance

    The Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) is the Industry Leadership Group for tourism and the leading voice for the tourism sector in Scotland. They are an independent trade body comprising over 250 trade associations, businesses, destination groups and other organisations with an interest in tourism. The STA are also guardians of the national tourism strategy – Tourism Scotland 2020 - and coordinates its delivery.

    Visit Website.

  • Tourism Intelligence Scotland

    TIS provides Scottish tourism businesses with the latest insights, news, events and practical hints on how to use this intelligence to stay competitive & prosper.

    Visit Website.

  • Visit Scotland

    Visit Scotland is the national tourism organisation for Scotland. Its main aim to contribute significantly to the advancement of Scottish tourism by giving it a real presence in the global marketplace and benefiting the whole of Scotland. It also runs the main Quality Assurance scheme and other quality initiatives, publishes research and market intelligence, and runs and/or supports Visitor Information Centres across Scotland.

    Visit Website.

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