Glasgow City Council

Consultation opens to help shape Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow

Published Wednesday 8 November 2017

The Council is looking for social enterprises to contribute ideas and issues to help develop a Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow.

The strategy, which is being co-produced with Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN), will act as a framework for the development of the social enterprise sector in Glasgow.

Ideas and comments can be submitted through an online consultative survey, which can be found here

Glasgow City Council Leader Councillor Susan Aitken said: "Since the City Government was elected in May we have been committed to developing policy that will strengthen and foster community-based, inclusive economic activity.  One of our first actions as a City Government was to push forward with a social enterprise strategy for Glasgow. 

"A key element of the strategy will be that it is evidence-based.  There is now an opportunity to register views and ideas as part of an online consultation.  I would encourage every social enterprise in Glasgow to take part: this is your opportunity to make a difference to the social enterprise landscape in our city.

"We are proud to say that this will be one of the first major new strategic documents produced by the council.  We are delighted that it is being co-produced with GSEN and that it will be evidence-based with input from the wider sector."

Elizabeth McKenna, Director of GSEN added "This is an endorsement and recognition of the important contribution social enterprises make to our city.  It is also a positive step forward in determining how we support and develop social enterprises in Glasgow.   

"With Glasgow being home to over 700 social enterprises, and by working in partnership with the city government, we are confident we can develop an ambitious robust strategy that will strengthen social enterprise and their social, environmental and economic impact in our city."

The Scottish Government published a social enterprise strategy in December 2016.

Published Wednesday 8 November 2017

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