In January 2021, Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) announced the results of their first, Scotland- led Social Enterprise Places Programme. Uist was one of the areas where the panel felt there was much to highlight about the impact social enterprise has on the area. As a result, Uist was named as a ‘Social Enterprise Place’.
The Social Enterprise Places initiative was launched by Social Enterprise Scotland in November 2019. Social Enterprise Places are areas where social enterprise activity is thriving, from neighbourhoods to villages, towns, islands and both urban and rural communities. The aim is to encourage local areas to recognise themselves as Social Enterprise Places committed to developing and investing in the Social Enterprise movement.
Following the award for Uist as a Social Enterprise Place, a Uist Social Enterprise Places Brochure has been created. Showcasing the history, diversity and future vision of social enterprise initiatives in Uist, this digital brochure highlights the impact and role of a range of community enterprises on the island and its people. As topics including the Impact Economy, Net Zero, Community Wealth Building and Social Procurement hit the headlines this November, SES want to highlight the work that many communities across Scotland have long been doing as they bring together people, planet and economic impact for the benefit of all.
The digital brochure and case studies included in the document were developed by Social Enterprise Scotland and CoDeL. The Social Enterprise Places has also been supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland and Scotland’s Enterprise Agencies. Social Enterprise Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government . The brochure was produced by Passion4Social.
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