The Social Enterprise Chamber was founded in 2005 to provide a collective voice and focal point for the development of social enterprise in the Scottish Borders, we offer a variety of services to help our members develop and grow.
What We Do
We help the Scottish Government meet its national outcome ‘that social enterprise develops and grows’ in three main ways:
Acting as a voice for social enterprise: promoting the concept and use of social enterprise and public social partnerships; representing the views of Borders' social enterprises at a national level; working to resolve issues common to social enterprises in the Borders; sharing news from social enterprise members;
Individual support: providing one to one business support to social enterprises and aspiring social entrepreneurs (e.g. business planning, feasibility studies, legal structures, sources of finance, marketing); signposting members to organisations for specialist business support;
General support: providing regular networking meetings to provide general advice and updates on current affairs to those managing social enterprises in the Borders and allowing them to discuss their successes and seek peer support; providing regular training sessions on common issues including procurement, social return on investment and employment law.