Local Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) have been set up across Scotland to ensure social entrepreneurs have the support they need to start up, grow and prosper.
Membership comes with a raft of benefits including information-sharing, access to events and services, support with funding and grant applications, guidance with procurement and more. Membership to a number of networks is also free, although some do charge a nominal fee.
Regular network meetings are organised, where members can make new contacts and find avenues for sharing resources and cutting costs through collaboration. These meetings are a hive of peer support where members can network, share experience and ensure that local social enterprises enjoy the force of a collective voice to influence relevant agendas.