The focal point for research and development activity on rural social enterprise in Scotland, Europe, and further afield
Social enterprise is key to the wellbeing and sustainability of rural places and communities. We know that social enterprises often provide services that would not otherwise exist in remote areas, and have a significant role in addressing market failure and supporting community aspirations.
Our work is to support individual rural social enterprises, as well as to understand and sustain what is needed to provide fertile ground for social enterprises to take root and grow across the rural landscape.
We work collaboratively to build the knowledge base on rural social enterprise and the unique characteristics that allow rural areas to develop enterprising solutions to the challenges they face.
We also develop peer to peer learning and knowledge exchange opportunities both nationally and internationally, and welcome interactions with social enterprises and supporters from across the globe.
To provide a space for collaboration, peer to peer learning, and knowledge exchange between all those committed to thriving rural social enterprise. We also showcase the contribution social enterprise makes to our rural communities.
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