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Question ref. S5O-02565
Asked by: Bob Doris, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 7 November 2018

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports social enterprises in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency.

Current status: Answered by Aileen Campbell on 15 November 2018


Answer

Scotland has a world leading eco-system of support for social enterprise including free business support, leadership development programmes and affordable social investment.

In the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency, 149 social entrepreneurs have benefited from free business advice through the Just Enterprise programme, with three social enterprises currently receiving support from Firstport, the national start-up incubator.

Social enterprises in this constituency have also benefited from specific funding programmes such as the Social Economy Growth Fund and the Strengthening Communities Programme.