The Glasgow City Council is seeking applications for its Co-operative and Social Enterprise Fund (CSEF) to provide advice and support to individuals, businesses, and social enterprises on developing co-operative business models.
Support, through the Co-operative and Social Enterprise Fund is available through the Economic and Social Initiatives team to encourage the creation of new co-operatives and to grow existing co-operatives.
- In 2021-21 the CSEF will award grants of up to £5,000 towards the eligible activity.
- The fund will support activities that build organisational capacity in areas such as:
- Operations (relating to Social Enterprise, co-operative start up, growth and development needs).
- Skills and skills utilisation.
- Marketing and business development.
- Governance and financial controls.
- Service development and expansion.
- New markets.
- The following are not eligible for the fund:
- Organisations that are insolvent or at risk of insolvency.
- Proposals that seek to replace existing debt finance.
- Proposals that relate to the ongoing delivery costs of services i.e. core costs related to the existing day-to-day running of the organisation, such as staff costs, rather than specific development activity that will positively impact the organisation in relation to increasing its capacity, capability and sustainability.
- Unincorporated associations.
- Businesses out with the Glasgow boundary.
For more information, visit https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/co-operativeglasgow