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Senscot's vision is of a socially just Scotland where social entrepreneurs and their initiatives are a valued part of everyday life. To achieve this, Senscot builds and services a network to help social entrepreneurs become more effective. In pursuing our mission, we are active in key areas.
  1. Connecting and informing social entrepreneurs
    • Our working assumption is that there are in Scotland around 3,000 social enterprises and a wide range of social entrepreneurs across all sectors. We continually look to devise new ways of finding and connecting more people.
    • Circulation of our weekly Bulletin runs at some 4,400 recipients. We continue to add content to our web-site to make it a valuable tool for social entrepreneurs.

  2. Facilitating Networks
    • We encourage and facilitate meetings of social entrepreneurs around the country - with particular focus on the support of Local and Thematic Social Enterprise Networks (SENs)
    • We encourage social entrepreneurs to support each other by working together and sharing knowledge and expertise, for mutual benefit. There are currently 22 SENs - 18 are locally based; and 4 are thematic - Health; Culture/Creative; Community Food; and Sport. There are currently over 600 social enterprises that are either members or actively engaged with the 22 SENs.

  3. Developing the Sector
    • In response to dialogue with our wider network, we work with others to incubate and spin out new services - as with Scotland unLtd, DTA Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy, Firstport and, more recently, Senscot Legal.
    • We seek to influence national and regional policies for social entrepreneurs and their work through participation in relevant events and Scottish Executive working groups.
Senscot works to raise awareness of the contribution of social enterprise to economic activity, social inclusion and general social well-being through public speaking and publications
Contact SENSCOT:
43 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW | Tel: 0141 332 8084
21 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HX | Tel: 0131 220 4104 | Fax: 0131 539 9999 | E-mail:
Registered at above address in Edinburgh,Scotland.
Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210