Social Firms Scotland

Social Firms Scotland is the national support agency for Social Firms


They support organisations and individuals to set up, develop and grow Social Firms.

Social Firms are a distinct type of social enterprise where the social mission is to create employment, work experience, training and volunteering opportunities for people who face significant barriers to employment – in particular, people with a disability (including mental ill health and learning disability) substance abuse issue, a prison record, homeless issue and young people.

They focus their activities in 3 key external areas:

1.Raise the profile of Social Firms and their contribution to social inclusion, economic activity and health improvements

  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the Social Firm model and its value
  • Promote Social Firms – their achievements and impact


2.Member & Sector Development

  • Provide a high quality service to engage and benefit our members
  • Increase the strength and capacity of existing Social Firms and support the development of new Social Firms
  • Identify, lead, or support strategic projects to grow the size and scale of the Social Firm sector

 3. Policy and Representation

  • Identify and represent the interests of Social Firms
  • Contribute to, and influence policy development
  • Create an environment where Social Firms can flourish

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.


21 Walker Street

Phone: 0131 225 4178

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