Published: 24th Mar 2020

The Scottish Government has announced that 14 social enterprises will be awarded a share of a new £50,000 fund.   The £50,000 Seedcorn Fund was awarded to Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber to support new and emerging social enterprises focusing. The Scottish Government said that this money will provide more stability and provide an opportunity to tackle local issues by offering services. The projects who are set to benefit include, Keslo Writers, for writing workshops for working adults, Eat Sleep, Rise, for outdoor pursuits, and Transform Arts CIC to develop classes and products. The grants will range from £600 to £4,000, depending on the projects. Aileen Campbell, cabinet secretary for communities and local government said: ‘Social enterprises empower communities, tackle tough social problems and create jobs. They benefit and support people that traditional sectors struggle to reach, often the most disadvantaged. ‘That’s why we’re investing £50,000 to support social enterprises to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)