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. Business Development grants are available through the CDU to encourage the creation of new co-operatives and grow existing co-operatives.
Please note the Fund is now closed.
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. A key element of the strategy is the creation of a Social Enterprise Board.
The Social Enterprise Board will be composed of industry representatives from social enterprises, GSEN, the public sector, academia and Elected Members.
There are four places open to industry representatives. If your social enterprise is based in Glasgow, and has signed up to the code of practice, then you could join Glasgow's first Social Enterprise Board.
Read the 2014 research commissioned by Glasgow City Council on the Co-operative Sector in Glasgow.