Growing Enterprising Communities

This programme explores how the principles and application of the social enterprise approach supports and aligns with the values and work of CLD practitioners. It will identify the tools, skills, mind-sets and behaviours required to support communities and organisations to develop their capacity to address local problems in an enterprising way. You will learn how social enterprise approaches can complement and enhance CLD strategy. 




Starting 22 & 23 January 2020


10am - 4pm


6 days


Elsa Vibert



0131 243 2670


Fully Funded

As CLD practitioners working with individuals and communities, there is great benefit in supporting communities to be more innovative and enterprising in the way they address different challenges and seize new opportunities. The social enterprise approach is a values and purpose driven way to address local issues in a more sustainable way.

Are you ready to step up?

In 2016, the Scottish Government published their ambitious and innovative ten-year, national social enterprise strategy. This set out  their shared ambition for social enterprise in Scotland, jointly developed with the sector.

As part of the Scottish Government’s ten-year Social Enterprise Strategy, there is a firm commitment to work with the community learning and development sector to harness their potential and expertise to support the social enterprise strategy for the benefit of individuals and communities.  This programme is, therefore, being funded by the Scottish Government as part of their ten-year Strategy.


Who is it for?

Managers and Practitioners working in the fields of Community Learning and Development in Edinburgh.


What will you gain from this programme?

  • Identify ways they can help to empower and strengthen local communities by drawing on social enterprise approaches

  • Develop more confidence in supporting community groups to become more entrepreneurial

  • Take away a practical toolkit to use when supporting local organisations

  • Understand the ecosystem of support for enterprising communities across Dundee, and nationally



Boys’ Brigade & Youth Scotland, Edinburgh. 


Module Dates

Module 1 | Developing an Enterprising Approach – 22nd & 23rd January 2020

Module 2 | Supporting Others – 10th & 11th February 2020

Module 3  | Understanding the Ecosystem – 12th and 13th March 2020


For more details, please view the PDF.