Read the latest reports and documents about and from Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network and the Sector in Edinburgh.

Business Services (B2B)

Access Media
A media production company operating in the central belt of Scotland offering video production services, photography, training and education projects.
All Cleaned Up
All Cleaned Up is a Social Enterprise specialising in industrial and commercial cleaning, while also delivering employability programmes to some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.
Assist Social Capital
Assist Social Capital CIC (ASC) works with individuals and organisations anywhere to develop communities, using 'social capital' as a critical resource.
Bold Studio
We are a small brand strategy and design studio with high standards and an appetite for social change.
Breadshare CIC
Breadshare serves and involves the community, by making excellent nutritious bread using organic ingredients and distinctive local product,helping to create a more sustainable and health enhancing food system.
Code Division
We are Code Division, a non-profit organisation and learning centre dedicated to reducing digital inequality and building a more equitable tech sector.
Columcille Centre
Columcille has an events venue with stage, a cafe, kitchen, meeting/therapy room and an experienced performing Ceilidh band for hire. Columcille trading includes and supports people with learning disabilities and sells joinery and garden products, including planters, window boxes and craft produce.
Communication Inclusion People
Helping any organisation include more people in any communication
Community Enterprise
Community Enterprise delivers a range of business development training courses for community organisations and helps develop their financial capacity and assets.
Cornerstone Developments
The Cornerstone Centre St Johns is a beautiful, modern and accessible community hub. Available for rent, the building is already being used by many groups, charities and businesses and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Cre8te Opportunities Limited
Cre8te is a local enterprise agency offering free advice and support to people within Craigmillar and beyond, who wish to start up in business. Cre8te also owns and manages property and has units available to lease on a short or long-term basis.
Crossing Countries
Crossing Countries provides equal opportunities for disabled and non disabled people to work together.
Cyrenians – FareShare
Cyrenians FareShare, based in Leith, redistributes surplus food from manufacturers and supermarkets to community groups based on a membership system throughout Central and South East Scotland, reducing food insecurity and food waste.
Cyrenians – Food Production
From our Flavour and Haver Cook School, now a food production kitchen, we are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering free cooked meals delivered to vulnerable/elderly/ isolated people and families in the community. We also provide meals for NHS staff in Edinburgh as well as people in temporary accommodation.
DigiTechtive Ltd
Inspiring Scotland through Virtual Reality (VR) Experiences
Digitechtive are hosting events at local community centres /care & nursing homes/Universities/Colleges /Schools & Non-profit organisations.
Diverse Recruitment Scotland
We are a recruitment company helping organisations who are looking to recruit high quality staff from diverse backgrounds. Established by LINKnet Mentoring limited, DRC is the first and only recruitment consultancy in Scotland that specialises in helping minority ethnic job seekers into employment.
EALA Impacts
EALA Impacts provide Building Condition (survey/holistic), Architectural (design/strategic) & Construction (procurement/long-term) services.
Edinburgh Community Food
Edinburgh Community Food delivers fruit to the work place and fruit and vegetables to the home and is an accredited REHIS centre for health and hygiene training. All of its profits go back into its community work in Edinburgh to encourage healthy eating and cooking on a budget in disadvantaged areas.
Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust
Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust (EOTDT) was set up by local residents to help the Old Town develop in a way that meets the needs of the people who live in it
EOTDT is a registered charity committed to the revitalisation of the Old Town through stimulating growth in community participation, the arts and enterprise.
Edinburgh Palette
Edinburgh Palette is a Social Enterprise and charity providing a vibrant, creative hub for talented artists. It's a community of makers, designers and artists, working alongside charities, creative enterprises and small businesses.
Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange is a worker owned co-operative based in Edinburgh that sells its own brand of Fair Trade and organic food and drink to retailers and caterers throughout the UK.
Fathers Network Scotland
Fathers Network Scotland is a dynamic, award-winning charity that exists to improve children's lives and outcomes through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.
Forth Sector Development
FSD is part of the wider Forth Sector group which provides supported employment placements, training and employability skills to people with long term and enduring mental health problems and others significantly disadvantaged in the workplace.
Fresh Start (Scotland)
Fresh Start's PAT service (Portable Appliance Testing) is a commercial operation that creates and funds intermediate employment placements for unemployed people who have experienced homelessness.
FreshSight
FreshSight Ltd. is a student-run company and social enterprise that provides 8-week consultancy services to socially-minded organisations. We harness the passion, creativity, and the fresh perspectives of Edinburgh's brightest students to provide innovative business solutions for our clients.
Geotourist
Geotourist’s multi award-winning GPS-guided travel app features expert-curated audio trails. Hailed as the "Future of Travel-Tech" and featured in multiple sector reports on Future Trends, including Visit Britain, WTM Insights and Euromonitor International.
Grace Chocolates made by Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC
Our chocolates are handmade by women who have touched the Scottish criminal justice system and are making positive changes in their lives. Through making and selling our chocolates the women receive support, work experience and the opportunity to raise their self- esteem helping lower barriers faced in finding fulfilling work.
Grassmarket Community Project
The Grassmarket Community Project supports people through transitions in their lives and re-connects the disengaged. They run four social enterprises through the project: their successful wood workshop GrOW, creating bespoke pieces of furniture from recycled wood; a purpose-designed conference and event space; a cafe and catering service and the manufacture of tartan items including their very own "greyfriars" tartan.
Greyfriars Charteris Centre
The Greyfriars Charteris Centre is the Venue for your next Community Connection. It is a "Centre for Community" based on the Pleasance in the Southside/Newington ward of Edinburgh. It has three large halls, two meeting rooms, and numerous offices to be used by local individuals, community groups and businesses.
Heathers
Heathers specialises in design and branding for ethical organisations across the third sector. Offering a bespoke, one-to-one service, Heather is passionate about making a positive impact on people and communities within Scotland.
Invisible Cities Ltd
Invisible Cities trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of the city, and promotes socially oriented walking tours.
Life Care – Help at Home
Help at Home aims to support older people, people with dementia, people with limited mobility and their carers.
Love Gorgie
Gorgie City Farm is a free-entry city farm. It serves as a unique outdoor resource offering hands on educational and learning opportunities for all our visitors and offers educational tours and workshops for organised groups.
McSense
The Mayfield Community Self-Employed Natural Collective Exercise include five trading companies engaged in a wide range of ventures.
MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC
MHScot Workplace Wellbeing CIC is a small disability-led Social Enterprise, based in Edinburgh, which supports the mental health and wellbeing of all Scotland’s workforce in the private, public and third sector.
Out of the Blue
Our vision is that Edinburgh becomes a creative, participative city in which everyone is able to access the spaces and resources they require to pursue their own creativity, no matter who they are and what form it may take.
Pilotlight
Pilotlight is a unique, capacity building charity offering free tailored strategic planning support to charities and social enterprises that are tackling disadvantage in the UK.
Port Edgar Watersports CIC
Just outside Edinburgh, Port Edgar Watersports offers opportunities for all ages and abilities to have fun and develop skills in: Powerboating, Dinghy Sailing, Keelboat Sailing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Cycling.
Rowan Alba
We use our experience of working with ‘hard to reach’ individuals to provide qualifications and training which are Trauma Informed and accessible. Delivered by experts, informed by our members. Every penny raised through our Learning Centre goes back into providing frontline services, for those who need them most.
School for Social Entrepreneurs
The School for Social Entrepreneurs supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle complex social problems.
Social Enterprise Academy
The Social Enterprise Academy is a responsive social business which tailors learning and development for people working in, or towards, a leadership role in the social economy.
Social Print and Copy CIC
Social print and Copy was created by a group of leading charity partners and print Industry professionals to deliver best value, ethical and transparent copy, print and document solutions. We offer you better value, flexible print solutions without the burden of large settlement service agreements, pushy sales people or complex contracts.
Space Kitchen
Space Kitchen is a community café, training kitchen and event catering service based in the Broomhouse Hub (formerly the Broomhouse centre). We offer wholesome, affordable food in the locality and high quality outside catering, ranging from breakfasts, to working lunch and buffet catering as well as bespoke event catering such as pop up cafes, canapés and BBQs.
T-UK Skills & Workforce Development
T-UK offers an ethical recruitment solution that reinvests profits to upskill temporary workers aimed at cementing their place in the labour market at a higher level through on-going skills progression.
Tap Into IT Where You Are Ltd
Our mission is to help everyone (particularly older people) to get online, promoting social inclusion and benefiting all of us.
The Bike Station
The Bike Station is a community project that accepts donated bikes from members of the public and recycles them.
The Edinburgh Tool Library
The Edinburgh Tool Library is the UK's first tool library, promoting sharing as a way of reducing our environmental impact.
We lend our members tools for DIY, gardening, decorating and machine repair, so they don't need to own them. This collaborative approach make sense environmentally, and also helps our members financially.
The Graphics Coop
The Graphics Co-op is a workers' co-operative supplying the full range of graphic design services from branding and printed publications to fully accessible content-managed websites.
The Green Team
The Green Team provide activities in nature that help to protect the local natural environment and give people the opportunity to connect with others and look after their own wellbeing.
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot is Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation, An inspiring community of people striving to make the world a better place. Through coworking, collaboration and learning we accelerate our members success and amplify the positive change they are creating for people and planet.
The Mindful Enterprise CIC
We offer a range of mindfulness, wellbeing and resilience services for the workplace, individual consumers and schools.
The Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust is the UK's largest third sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people.
The Yard
All families are welcome at The Yard Edinburgh to play in our adventure playground, get messy in our art room, roll about on the soft play, build a castle in the sandpit, ride bikes or just get outside and run around. Our opening hours are 10am to 4pm.
The Young Women’s Movement
The Young Women's Movement is Scotland’s national organisation for young women’s feminist leadership and collective action against gender inequality
Think Circus
Our mission is to make circus affordable and accessible to all. We teach easily accessible, ground-based circus skills like juggling, hula hoop, acrobatics, plate-spinning and balance.
Transform Creative
Transform Creative is a multi disciplinary design agency in the third sector, for the third sector, offering a full range of print, digital and campaign design services.
TRIBE PORTY CIC
Tribe Porty is a community coworking and events space and community is important to the way we work. Our coworking space is specifically designed to encourage creativity – the random collision of people and ideas that spur innovation, exchange and connectivity.
Volunteer Edinburgh
Conveniently located on the ground floor of our building on Leith Walk, our Conference Room is an adaptable and modern meeting space.
YOU CAN COOK
YOU CAN COOK organises cookery classes, demonstrations and workshops on nutrition and food related issues all over Scotland. We customise all our services to suit our client's needs. We provide all the equipment and we travel to you.