New Support For Social Enterprises

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has launched a new free support service for social enterprises across the region.

The project, funded by the South of Scotland Economic Partnership, will help start-ups and existing social enterprises develop their business.

A team of five specialists can offer one-to-one support or an independent perspective on a social enterprise’s vision or structure, with a dedicated section on the new website www.tsdg.org.uk/.

Each member brings extensive experience and a broad range of skills, having between them successfully grown and developed start-ups to mature businesses.

Chief Executive Norma Austin Hart said: “The Social Enterprise project is an exciting development of our services at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, and there is no better time than now for social enterprises to be formed and to grow.
“The Covid-19 pandemic brought out the best in our communities across the region, as more and more people chose to get involved in supporting others. This is a unique opportunity, as we recover from the pandemic, to harness that energy and turn it into sustainable social enterprises that have both a positive economic and social benefit for Dumfries and Galloway.”

Tools available to the team include: Business Planning; Creative Problem Solving; Marketing; Financial Planning; HR; Stakeholder Management; Sales; and Organisational Development.

Profits from a social enterprise are not shared with shareholders or paid out in dividends –instead, they are reinvested in the enterprise’s social aims to impact and change lives for the better.

To contact the Social Enterprise team email [email protected] or call  0300 303 8558.

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