Welcome to the Rural Social Enterprise Hub
The focal point for research and development activity on rural social enterprise in Scotland, Europe, and further afield
Are you aged 16-25 and live in a rural or island community? The SRP Youth Session is free, fully virtual and a chance to go through a visioning exercise facilitated by the Social Enterprise Academy on themes you are passionate about, and then question high profile...
We would like to invite you to our upcoming series of virtual community learning exchanges, funded by the Scottish Community Alliance. The sessions will focus on themes identified by Rural SEN members as important to their future plans, and will be hosted by social...
Administered by LANTRA, this fund has been created to give women in Rural Scotland more opportunities for land-based and aquaculture training. 100% funding is available for training up to the value of £500 per course and applications for training over the value...
What We Do
Social enterprise is key to the wellbeing and sustainability of rural places and communities. We know that social enterprises often provide services that would not otherwise exist in remote areas, and have a significant role in addressing market failure and supporting community aspirations.
Our work is to support individual rural social enterprises, as well as to understand and sustain what is needed to provide fertile ground for social enterprises to take root and grow across the rural landscape.
We work collaboratively to build the knowledge base on rural social enterprise and the unique characteristics that allow rural areas to develop enterprising solutions to the challenges they face.
We also develop peer to peer learning and knowledge exchange opportunities both nationally and internationally, and welcome interactions with social enterprises and supporters from across the globe.
To provide a space for collaboration, peer to peer learning, and knowledge exchange between all those committed to thriving rural social enterprise. We also showcase the contribution social enterprise makes to our rural communities.
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