Welcome to the Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber
The Social Enterprise Chamber was founded in 2005 to provide a collective voice and focal point for the development of social enterprise in the Scottish Borders.
What is Social Enterprise?
A social enterprise is a community business which does not distribute profits/surpluses to individuals and instead directs them to further their social aims. Communities can be geographical or of common interest, such as groups with learning disabilities, young people or older people.
Borders Third Sector Partnership
Local Third Sector interfaces have now formed across Scotland. The new interface arrangements bring together four key, local infrastructure functions:
- support to voluntary organisations operating in the area, both local and national organisations that deliver services at the local level;
- support to and promotion of volunteering;
- support and development of social enterprise;
- connection between the Community Planning Partnership and the third sector.
In the Scottish Borders the Interface for the Third Sector is The Borders Third Sector Partnership made up of the regions two CVS ( The Bridge & BAVS), Volunteer Centre Borders and The Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber.