We will live in a society where places are vibrant and people feel good about their lives.
We deliver specialist support, quality branding and innovative solutions to make a real difference to communities across Scotland.
We deliver the best specialist support to communities, social enterprises and the third sector. It is responsive, relevant and makes a clear difference.
We use beautiful design and creative solutions to help organisations increase their social impact, find their voice and make a real difference.
We try out new ways of creating an environment where communities, social enterprises and the broader third sector can thrive.
Our values influence who we work with, how we behave and how we all work together to a single vision. These things are important to us:
We collaborate long term with organisations, becoming part of their team. We support organisations for as long as they need it and at the level and pace they need it.
We equip people to develop their own ideas so that our work not only gives them what they need but delivers a lasting legacy.
Developing our Expertise
We deliver excellent work. We are honest, reliable and highly experienced specialists, demonstrating integrity and constantly learning.
We embrace new ways of doing things and take risks when we need to. We love people who think differently and don’t fit into pigeon holes.
We are a social enterprise ourselves and 100% of the profit from our work is used to further strengthen the sector. We focus our free support on those in the greatest need, ensuring ideas are implemented, and troubleshooting when things go wrong.
Our Social Impact
We are driven by wanting to make a clear and obvious difference to communities of greatest need across Scotland. We see groups and individuals with amazing ideas who get stuck, struggling to bring them to fruition. We will provide the support that bridges the gap between your idea and making it happen.
The work of Community Enterprise is structured to ensure our own sustainability while giving maximum impact. We gift aid 100% of our profit to our charity which does two things: it provides free and subsidised capacity building support and it funds new initiatives that build the sector.
When considering who will be supported and therefore what our impact will be, we judge each case on its merits with certain restrictions. The parameters are as follows:
Free support will be long term support, capacity building and guidance rather than time limited output based work. We often engage with clients at a very early stage and help them move in the right direction.
It could support implementation of work we have been funded to progress, for example if we produce a business plan for a group we can then assist them with implementing the idea set out in the plan.
In addition we consider where the true current gaps are in the sector and fill that gap.
We also invest surplus into specific infrastructure developments. In recent years this has included Run Native, SE-Venues and Digital Natives.
“We found Community Enterprise to be understanding, interested, supportive and knowledgeable. We welcomed the opportunity to build a wider relationship with the organisation and continue to benefit from this.”
Healthy n Happy, Rutherglen