We are committed to becoming a Co-operative Council which involves devolving power to our residents. Co-operatives operate like any other business but often have a strong and clear social ethos which directly benefits their members and the wider local community.
We provide advice and support to individuals, businesses and social enterprises on developing co-operative business models. Support, through the Co-operative and Social Enterprise Fund is available through the Economic and Social Initiatives team to encourage the creation of new co-operatives and to grow existing co-operatives.
Please note that the Fund is now open. The closing date for applications is Friday the 31st of January 2020.
You can apply for the Co-operative and Social Enterprise Fund via the following Application, please read the supporting documents under related documents before making and a submitting your application form.
Glasgow City Council
Development and Regeneration Services
Co-operative Development Unit
231 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RX
Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) have co-produced a Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow, 2018-2028.
The strategy is supported by the Social Enterprise Board, which is chaired by a City Councillor and vice- chaired by a representative of GSEN. In this way, the lead public agency in Glasgow and the representative body for the sector in the city are jointly leading in the development of the sector in Glasgow.
The Social Enterprise Board is comprised of representatives from the Council, the sector, other public agencies based in Glasgow and academia.
ekosgen have been commissioned to carry out research into the co-operative sector in Glasgow. Read the research commissioned by Glasgow City Council on the Co-operative Sector in Glasgow below: