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Nominations have opened for this year’s WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100), recognising 100 of the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise - including a category for those running early stage enterprises

Sanitary pads made by East Lothian social enterprise Hey Girls are now available to buy at ASDA and Waitrose supermarkets across the UK.

The school summer holidays may be coming to an end, but Social Summer 2018 is just kicking off in Scotland

LaunchMe, Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator is celebrating reaching a £1 million investment milestone, as well as announcing the fourth round of applications.

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's coming up across Scotland. 

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

The Herald Society Awards 2018 are open for applications until Tuesday 4 September

Paisley-based Jordan McPhail has become the youngest individual to receive a Build It award from social enterprise agency, Firstport. The grant was awarded from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

Paul Parmenter, one of this year’s Social Innovation Competition judges, runs The Workshop, a social enterprise in Aberfeldy. Below he discusses his experience, creating opportunities for young people in the area.

Does your social enterprise address community regeneration?

STV and Entrepreneurial Scotland have joined forces to launch Summit – an exciting new initiative celebrating Scottish entrepreneurial innovation and achievement.

The winners of this year’s Social Innovation Competition are to be unveiled on a global stage at the Social Enterprise World Forum this September.

Need a funding boost for your social enterprise? See our latest selection below

Events are a great way to gain knowledge and meet other social entrepreneurs. Find out what's going on this month. 

Make sure you don't miss out on training opportunities for social entrepreneurs. And many of them are free!

Residents across South Carrick are set to benefit as 11 new business ideas, with the potential to make a difference in the community, have been accepted onto What if…Girvan.

Firstport, Scotland’s social enterprise development agency, has announced the appointment of four members onto its Board of Directors

What if...Girvan is collaborating with the Social Enterprise Academy to encourage students and teachers to start thinking about social enterprise.

Take just 10 minutes to share your views on what’s needed to raise the profile of social enterprises to their customers and buyers.

With three months to go until the Social Enterprise World Forum, Firstport CEO Josiah Lockhart, has written a blog looking at the potential for shared learning across borders

Celebrating the best of Scottish social enterprise, the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland are open for applications - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20 JULY