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GCC approves Social Enterprise Strategy Action Plan

A three year Action Plan to deliver Glasgow's Social Enterprise Strategy was today (30 May) approved by Glasgow City Council.

This is the first phase of the ten-year strategy, which aims to ensure Glasgow is recognised as the social enterprise capital of Scotland, a place where economic activity works for people and profit is used for social and environmental change.

Glasgow has more than 700 social enterprises operating all across the city - with this number growing - with many providing services to people in the city who are vulnerable and need support, and others addressing environmental challenges, providing childcare and helping meet housing and employability needs.

Social enterprises in Glasgow generate almost £800million every year from their economic activity.

The city's Social Enterprise Strategy - co-produced by Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Social Enterprise Network - will strengthen and develop the sector in the city and ensure it has access to future opportunities to allow it to grow.

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