Developing a social enterprise can be challenging, but support from people who have been there can make all the difference. Our experience, as part of Forth Sector,  one of Scotland's pioneering social enterprises, can help you develop into a successful social business. We've helped over 350 social enterprises develop - why not see what we can do for you.

A Business Planning Guide to developing a social enterprise

A step by step approach to starting up your social enterprise. read at issuu

Making the Case: Social Added Value Guide

Designed to assist social economy organisations demonstrate 'social added value' that is intrinsic to the services they deliver. Commissioned by Communities Scotland.

Tendering for Public Sector Contracts

A step by step guide for staff and directors in social enterprises and voluntary organisations in Scotland that want to tender for public sector contracts.  Commissioned by the Scottish Executive.

Collaborative Commissioning

A discussion paper exploring the potential for public sector agencies to think differently about how to commission services for people. Commissioned by the EQUAL Social Economy Scotland Development Partnership with the Scottish Government Third Sector Division.

Investing in Impact: Developing Social Return on Investment

The culmination of a two-year pilot project, designed to test and develop the effectiveness of SROI as a way of measuring impact of investment in social enterprises and other third sector organisations. Commissioned by EQUAL Social Economy Scotland Development Partnership
Commissioning Public Services

A practical guide aimed at frontline service commissioners who are involved in the design of service specifications and contracts. Commissioned by the EQUAL Social Economy Scotland Development Partnership.

Community Benefit Clause Guidance Manual

A guide for Registered Social Landlords in introducing  Community Benefit Clauses to their Maintenance and Development Contracts

Public Social Partnerships

Public Social Partnerships (PSP) is a new approach to public service delivery. PSP involves public sector agencies co-planning services with enterprising third sector organisations. This report authored by PwC follows on from the PSP pilot delivered by PwC and FSD.

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