East Lothian Council

Social Enterprise and Community Funding

The third sector and the social economy embrace a wide range of community, voluntary and not-for-profit activities. The social economy spans economic activity in the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors.

The social economy usually develops because of a need to find new and innovative solutions to issues (whether they are socially, economically or environmentally based).

By using solutions to achieve not-for-profit aims, it is generally believed that the social economy has a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive society.

Please read about social enterprises to find out more information.

Please read about community funding to find out more information.

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