Senscot started in response to Scotland’s many social problems – mainly concentrated in areas of chronic poverty. Our particular role is to recognise the contribution of individual leaders in tackling injustice and to support them and their enterprises.
We call these people social entrepreneurs – individuals who believe passionately in something which will benefit the community – who get their hands dirty doing it and who have the dogged determination to see it through. Senscot was founded by a small group of such people who realised in 1999 that their work would benefit from being connected up with others doing similar things.
Social entrepreneurs are to be found throughout society: in business, in government and, in particular, creating social enterprises – businesses which trade to achieve social aims. Senscot believes that social entrepreneurs and their enterprises have the potential to transform society for the better.