The Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan

The Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan
Scottish Government
(2008-11)

 

The Action Plan consists of the following objectives:

 

1. Opening markets to an enterprising third sector

 

• The public sector market: working with purchasers to recognise the benefits of contracting with an  enterprising third sector including their contribution to delivering national outcomes
• The public sector market: working with the third sector to make organisations better able to compete for and win contracts
• Developing social-to-social business
• Encouraging collaboration with the private sector

 

2. Investing more intelligently

 

• Direct investment in an enterprising third sector
• Measuring social return
• Collaboration between funders and development of new funds
• Finance training for the third sector

 

3. Promoting social entrepreneurship

 

• Providing funding to support social entrepreneurs
• Promoting social entrepreneurship in schools and colleges

 

4. Investing in skills, learning and leadership across the third sector

 

• Funding for skills
• Developing the learning infrastructure
• Improving governance

 

5. Providing support for business growth

 

• Creating an effective supply of business development support
• Mentoring for an enterprising third sector

 

6. Raising the profile of enterprise in the third sector

 

• Supporting third sector infrastructure
• Awards
• International exchange and learning

 

7. Developing the evidence base

 

• Demonstrating the value of the third sector
• Increasing our knowledge of the third sector in Scotland

 

 

See Action Plan in full here