Corporate Social Venturing Scotland

Corporate Social Venturing Scotland
Life Changes Trust/Big Issue Invest


Who can apply? 


Any organisation of any size can apply as long as they meet one of the following criteria: 


• they are a social enterprise, social firm or co-operative 


• they are a trading arm of a registered charity 


• they are a trading arm of an academic organisation 


• they are a commercial organisation where the proposed social and public benefit is clear; where any profit is generated through the funded activity; and where a defined and appropriate percentage of surplus is reinvested to support further development of that venture 


CSV Scotland will not fund the following: 


• ongoing running costs for established services, practices or products 


• social business venture ideas that are in their very early development stage and would take development investment before they could be launched to market 

• applicants from public sector organisations