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What is Social Enterprise?

Social Enterprises are businesses that create a positive impact by reinvesting profits into their social or environmental aims. They trade for the common good addressing social needs, strengthening communities and helping to improve lives. They may also achieve their aims through training and employment opportunities.

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Edinburgh Social Enterprise - Doogie Goodstuff with friends at Social in the Gardens, Edinburgh

Buy from Social Enterprises

Buying products or services from social enterprises creates a positive impact on the communities we live in. Social Enterprises reinvest their profits to address the most pressing issues, from homelessness and unemployment to mental health and environmental issues. To do this they deliver goods and services, from organic bread to kids play, canal boat rides and arts and crafts.

Looking for a specific service or facility? Click on an icon below to see Edinburgh Social Enterprises who could help you:

Training & Events

  • Becoming a Good Food Nation

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    The session will focus on the Scottish Food Coalition (SFC) and becoming a Good Food Nation. We’ll hear from Stephanie…

    April 13 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
  • Edinburgh Council – supplier drop in

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    Help make Edinburgh more sustainable Last March, the Council launched a Sustainable Procurement Strategy, putting sustai…

    May 7 @ 9:30 am12:00 pm
  • Edinburgh Council – supplier drop in

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    Help make Edinburgh more sustainable Last March, the Council launched a Sustainable Procurement Strategy, putting sustai…

    June 4 @ 9:30 am12:00 pm
Edinburgh Social Enterprise - Member stories

Member Stories

Social Enterprises operate right across Edinburgh and the rest of the country making and delivering an incredibly wide range of goods and services. Read about some of our members and the wide and varied work they do supporting communities, driving social change and just making a difference!

Edinburgh Social Enterprise - Become a member (Edinburgh Tool Library, Chris Hellawell)

Become a member

The network exists to support the Social Enterprise community operating or based in the Edinburgh area. Along with fully fledged Social Enterprises we encompass Private and Public organisations with an interest in or who are actively supporting Social Enterprise.

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