Support in the development of new initiatives


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Baillie Gifford

Baillie Gifford is an investment management firm, founded in Edinburgh, which is wholly owned by partners, all of whom work within the firm. We are delighted that Baillie Gifford have supported our Ambitions programme by providing funding and mentoring to our cohort of social enterprise leaders.

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CEMVO Scotland

CEMVO Scotland aim to build the capacity and sustainability of the ethnic minority (EM) voluntary sector and its communities. They deliver tailored support to the sector and work to tackle issues such as race equality, social inclusion, capacity building and civic participation.

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Converge uncover emerging spinouts and start-ups within Scotland’s universities, acting as a catalyst to accelerate the creation of innovative products and services that will improve lives and safeguard the planet.

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. HIE have offices across the region helping communities and businesses to develop and grow.

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Postcode Innovation Trust

Postcode Innovation Trust is on a mission to support charities and social enterprises to deliver impactful, innovative and engaging initiatives across Great Britain. They have kindly supported our leadership programme, Ambitions, since 2020.

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Scottish Government

The Scottish Government highlights social enterprise, alongside other alternative models, as an area for opportunity in National Strategy for Economic Transformation. We work closely with the Scottish Government to deliver Funds and Support programmes for social enterprises and not for profit organisations across Scotland.

Social Enterprise Scotland

Social Enterprise Scotland is a membership-led organisation and representative body for social enterprises in Scotland. They run the #BuySocialScotland campaign, which encourages everyone to buy gifts with purpose.

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South of Scotland Enterprise

South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) is the one-stop shop for businesses and enterprising communities throughout Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We run workshops with SOSE to help social enterprises understand and access social investment.

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland’s goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic and social benefits of a circular economy. We partnered with Zero Waste Scotland to deliver the Social Enterprise Net Zero Fund and Circular Economy 360 series.

What they say about us

SIS is influential and can help the social sector take greater steps towards Fair Work and Net Zero outcomes.

Scottish Government

SIS has a unique credibility and a trusted way to channel money into communities in Scotland that are creating impact.

Big Society Capital

On a systemic level, through articulation and emphasis on building an Impact Economy, SIS provides leadership within the entrepreneurial support ecosystem.


There is no doubt that in a practical way – right across the board from Shetland to Dumfries – there are organisations that can now do things to build an Impact Economy because of what SIS has done.



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