Our Approach

Community Enterprise is Scotland’s most responsive and effective provider of highly skilled support, helping communities and social enterprises to turn great ideas into reality.  We build working relationships with our clients.  We are a social enterprise ourselves and 100% of our profits are re-invested in supporting the further growth and development of communities across Scotland.  We have been working in communities across Scotland for over 30 years, and all of our work makes a clear and obvious difference.

What We Do Get Support Our Impact
Our Values

Our values influence who we work with, how we behave and how we all work together to a single vision. These things are important to us:

Building Relationships

We collaborate long term with organisations, becoming part of their team.  We support organisations for as long as it is helpful.

Empowering People

We equip people to develop their own ideas so that our work not only gives them what they need but delivers a lasting legacy.

Developing our Expertise

We deliver excellent work.  We are honest, reliable and highly experienced specialists, demonstrating integrity and constantly learning.

Dynamic Innovation

We embrace new ways of doing things and take risks when we need to.  We love people who think differently and don’t fit into pigeon holes.

Giving Back

We are a social enterprise ourselves and 100% of the profit from our work is further used to strengthen the sector.  We focus our free support on those in the greatest need, ensuring ideas are implemented and being there when things don’t go to plan.


We deliver specialist support, quality branding and specialist initiatives to make a real difference in communities across Scotland.

Increase social impact

We use beautiful design and creative solutions to help organisations increase their social impact, find their voice and make a real difference.

Provide specialist community support

We deliver the best specialist support to communities, social enterprises and the third sector. It is responsive, relevant and makes a clear difference.

Make a real difference

We deliver specialist support, quality branding and innovative solutions to make a real difference to communities across Scotland.

Create environments to thrive

We try out new ways of creating an environment where communities, social enterprises and the broader third sector can thrive.

Our Social Impact

We will provide the support that bridges the gap between your idea and making it happen.

The work of Community Enterprise is structured to ensure our own sustainability while giving maximum impact. We gift aid 100% of our profit to our charity which allows us to establish long term capacity building relationships with the people we support. It does three things: it helps people through challenging moments, provides long term capacity building support and funds new initiatives that build the sector

Supporting Change

We often engage with clients at a very early stage and help them move in the right direction, planning an early project.  We can also help at times of crisis when things are not going well.


We help with the next steps of work we have been funded to undertake, for example if we produce a business plan for a group we can then assist them with implementing the idea set out in the plan or help with funding bids.


In addition we consider where the true current gaps are in the sector and fill that gap.

We invest surpluses into specific infrastructure developments. In recent years this has included Run Native, SE-Venues and Digital Natives.