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Case Studies

Bo’ness Community Bus

, LaunchMe

Rab Jeffrey, founder of Bo’ness Community Bus, set up the social enterprise in 2017 to provide transport to local people in the community and tackle social isolation.

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Bigton Collective

Creative Industries (including Digital), LaunchMe

Alice Ritch and Laura Whittall founded their social enterprise, Bigton Collective, to provide a supportive and inspirational hub for arts and health that promotes wellbeing and creative confidence for all.

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North Uist Community Hub

, LaunchMe

Àrainneachd Àlainn, the North Uist Community Hub, is a social enterprise providing a central point for the local community and visitors; acting as a gathering place, an innovative incubator for learning and enterprise, and a place to inspire environmental learning and consciousness.

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Scotland All Strong

Sport & Physical Activity, SEF - Start it

Scotland All Strong is a social enterprise that encourages a blended approach to improvement and self-management of mental health. They provide and promote physical activity, mindful relaxation, peer exchange, and support as powerful tools to benefit overall wellbeing.

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EqualiTree

, SEF - Start it

EqualiTree is a social enterprise that provides training in land-based industries and heritage crafts to women and ethnic minorities: groups that have historically been excluded and under-represented from this work.

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Bendoran Watersports

Sport & Physical Activity, Social Innovation Competition

Inspired by a profound awe of the outdoors, a love of watersports, and a deep interest in emotional wellbeing, Jon Lloyd set up Bendoran Watersports. The social enterprise will provide sea kayaking and sailing opportunities, to enhance the wellbeing of the people of the Ross of Mull and Iona. 

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Plant Paradise

, Social Innovation Competition

Plant Paradise is a social enterprise which provides an online platform to connect volunteers with planting projects in need of help. The founder, William Cutting, is on a mission to re-establish lost ecosystems across Scotland by creating a service that will bring all planting and greening organisations together.

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Just Dive CIC

Sport & Physical Activity, Social Innovation Competition

Just Dive CIC was founded by Laura Hamilton. The social enterprise provides an accessible and affordable scuba diving experience for all.

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ScrapAntics

Circular Economy, SEF - Boost It

Hear from social entrepreneur Sandy Greene about her enterprise Scrapantics; how it has grown, been challenged, and thrived in difficult times.

#MakeChangeHappen #StartSomethingGood

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