Introduction to Social Enterprise and Feasibility Studies

Have you got an idea for a social enterprise or would like like to expand into the new area of work?  Assist Social Capital can work with you to look into it further assessing the practicalities and feasibility and help you make an informed decision going forward.  Here is a list of some of our previous work.

EuroMAB 2013, Canada

ASC ran 2 introductory workshops to Social Enterprise in Biosphere Reserves as part of the wider Social Enterprise in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves supported by the Scottish Government.  See ‘Environment’ section for more info.  http://www.frontenacarchbiosphere.ca/euromab2013.

SeaBRnet 2013, Philippines

ASC facilitated a successful workshop on the Social Enterprise in Biosphere Reserves Development Framework at the 7th SeaBRnet event in Palawan in the Philippines. As a result the development of social capital has been adopted as a key objective for the next 5 years.  https://en.unesco.org/events/southeast-asian-biosphere-reserve-network-seabrnet-seventh-meeting

Office for Future Related Issues, Austria

Conducted a feasibility study into viability of a tourist attraction in Vorarlburg, Austria.  Options included a tourist train, open air museum, cafe and events with the facilities the group had.

Out of the Blue, Edinburgh

A feasibility study for a Multi Media Hub providing training placements for young people in the arts at the Drill Hall, Leith.

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GoFunHill, Glasgow

GoFunHill is a new social enterprise based in Govanhill, Glasgow that delivers Drama workshops and ESOL combined with Drama.  ASC ran an introduction to social enterprise session and Dragons Den with Govanhill Housing Association in which GoFunHill won a start up prize.  That process alongside continued advice and signposting led to GoFunHill becoming a registered SCIO, securing additional start up funding from Firstport.  GoFunHill is now well established and is delivering contracts as well as running Drama classes in the local area.  See www.gofunhill.org

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