Case Studies

Case Studies
Scottish Investment Fund
12.08.09


The Wise Group
The Wise Group are one of Scotland’s largest and most successful social enterprises. Formed in 1983 the group has evolved over the past 25 years into a leading social business delivering employability, regeneration and sustainability services on behalf of the public sector across Scotland and the North of England. The group’s 5 year plan offers an exciting expansion plan for the Group as it positions itself as a key partner in the delivery of sustainable economic growth by government and its agencies. SIF has invested £900,000 to help make a transformational step change in the organisational capacity of the group. …more here http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk/case_detail.cfm/case_ID/8
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West Lothian Food and Health Development (WELFEHD)
West Lothian Food and Health Development (WELFEHD) was established in 2006 to support the collective buying and distribution of affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to local community food outlets in and around West Lothian. SIF provided a strategic investment of £200,000 toward the costs of purchasing a building. …more here http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk/case_detail.cfm/case_ID/7
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Re-Union Canal Boats Ltd
Re-Union Canal Boats Ltd (Re-Union) is a social enterprise which operates on the Union Canal primarily between Edinburgh Quay and Wester Hailes. Re-Union wished to purchase a part share in another business. …more here http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk/case_detail.cfm/case_ID/6
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Comrie Development Trust
Comrie Development Trust purchased the 90 acre Cultybraggan Army Camp Site in September 2007. The intention was to develop the site in a way which would achieve regeneration of the local economy rather than see the land being purchased by a developer and lost to the community. …more here http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk/case_detail.cfm/case_ID/5
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Out of the Blue Arts and Education
Out of the Blue is an Edinburgh based Arts and Education Trust which was launched in 1994. Its main aim is to create opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts and to help support artists by providing studio space at affordable rates. …more here http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk/case_detail.cfm/case_ID/3
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Momentum Scotland Ltd
Momentum Scotland, based at Carlton Court in Glasgow, has four subsidiaries delivering employment and training opportunities for more than 2,000 people every year. funding was required to purchase a Headquarters building at a cost of £1.2m. …more here http://www.scottishinvestmentfund.co.uk/case_detail.cfm/case_ID/4