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Business Gateway Glasgow

Offer a range of professional resources, support and tools to help businesses learn new skills, create new opportunities and develop strategies to take your business forward.

The place where businesses in Scotland can find support and information

Community Funds - Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has a range of funding programmes to support community led regeneration and community empowerment.


CEMVO Scotland was set up in April 2003, with the aim of building the capacity of Scotland's minority ethnic voluntary and community sector. CEMVO Scotland is a strategic partner of the Scottish Government with a network of over 600 ethnic minority voluntary sector organisations and community groups throughout the country.

Co-operative Development Scotland

They support company growth in Scotland through collaborative and employee ownership business models.

Co-operative Glasgow

Glasgow City Council is committed to becoming a Co-operative Council. Read more about what this means in practical terms.

Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise - Scottish Parliament

Scotland’s policy forum for social enterprise.

Development Trusts Association Scotland

Through the provision of information, resources and a variety of direct contact, DTA Scotland assists interested communities explore the benefits and relevance of the development trust approach. We also provide useful resources, training and limited support to communities wishing to establish a development trust.


Free business support and awards for new start social entrepreneurs in Scotland.

Glasgow Business Portal

Glasgow City Council in conjunction with various partners has developed the Glasgow Business Portal to advertise both public and private sector contracts. The Glasgow Business Portal brings together contractors and suppliers and provides businesses of all sizes with the opportunity to find out about and compete for business opportunities. By completing your company profile, your organisation will be automatically alerted to up coming contract opportunities..


GCVS works with the voluntary and community sector to listen and respond to their needs, help them reach their potential and play a full role in Glasgow and raise their profile and develop a voice.

Glasgow Third Sector Forum

The Third Sector Forum brings together voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering organisations from across Glasgow. The Forum has been developed to ensure that the third sector contributes to shaping Glasgow for the better.


Interface provides a central point of access to the expertise available in Scotland's Higher Education and Research Institutions. Interface will help your business by matching you to the right academic expertise.

Jobs and Business Glasgow

Jobs and Business Glasgow provides enterprise support services to contribute to the growth of Glasgow's economy.

Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise supports the enterprising third sector in Scotland.Supported by the Scottish Government, Just Enterprise assists social enterprises who show the greatest potential to grow and develop sustainably - that could be in terms of income, employment or contracts secured.

Open Glasgow

OPEN Glasgow is your gateway to explore and rediscover the city, helping you see Glasgow in new and intriguing ways. It can help find and sort data that interests you, joining up the dots and unearthing surprising connections. It’s a freely adaptable resource designed to assist and inspire anyone curious about how Glasgow really works. OPEN Glasgow is about making a positive impact on the city through technology.

Partnership 4 Procurement (P4P)

P4P supports the third sector to increase access to public procurement and other contracting opportunities. This includes support to organisations to develop partnerships and consortia – potentially leading to new and improved services or products, a wider geographical reach, diversification of income and an opportunity to learn from each other and collaborate.

Public Contracts Scotland

This portal gives free access to contract opportunities in Scotland. Find details of contracts with Scottish Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, Agencies and NDPBs, Higher and Further Education and Emergency Services by browsing the available contracts. You can also register to receive free e-mail alerts.

Ready for Business (now closed)

The Developing Markets for Third Sector Providers programme forms a key part of the Scottish Government support strategy for the Third Sector for the period 2011 - 2014 and complements other initiatives and activities including the Procurement Reform programme and the forthcoming Procurement Reform Bill.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

SSE supports individuals to realise their potential and to establish, scale and sustain, social enterprises and social businesses across the UK, Australia and Canada. - See more at:

Scottish Enterprise

Work with businesses across Scotland to stimulate economic growth and improve the business environment.


Senscot builds and services a network to help social entrepreneurs become more effective.

Senscot Legal

Senscot Legal offers affordable legal advice of the highest quality to social enterprises and the wider third sector.

Social Enterprise Academy

Deliver learning and development programmes in leadership, entrepreneurship and social impact measurement.

Social Enterprise Scotland

Social Enterprise Scotland is The Voice of Social Enterprise - bringing together social enterprises and their supporters into a strong campaigning force.

Social Firms Scotland

Social Firms Scotland is the national support body for the development and promotion of Social Firms in Scotland.

Social Investment Scotland

SIS aims to support the creation and growth of charities, community organisations and social enterprises that have the capability to make sustainable social impacts.

Social Value Lab

We work in Scotland, UK-wide and internationally - conducting research, demonstrating impact, developing new social ventures, and supporting others to do the same. We produce evidence and ideas that help to make things work better... communities, organisations and services.

Supplier Development Programme

SDP is a partnership of Local Authorities and Scot Gov (third sector) working together to bring your business support in all aspects of tendering. By assisting businesses to become tender ready for public procurement we improve all-round efficiency, sustainability and market potential.

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship is an academic department in Strathclyde Business School endowed by Sir Tom Hunter for the study, research and encouragement of entrepreneurship within Scotland.

Volunteer Glasgow

Volunteer Glasgow promotes and supports volunteering in the third, public and private sectors. It also provides community development, befriending & mentoring, training, community care, and advisory services.

Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health

The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health is based at Glasgow Caledonian University and aims to transform the lives of the poorest through pioneering research examining the relationship between social business and health improvement.