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Co-operative Glasgow

What is it?

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.

Who's it for?

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.

How do I apply?

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

A Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow

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.

Applications to Join our Social Enterprise Board

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. 

If you wish to apply, please read the Appliction Guidance and complete the downloadable Application Form and return by Email no later than Sunday, 23 September 2018.

ekosgen Report

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:

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