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Thinking Sustainably: Social Investment for the Third Sector

It can be too often the case that charities and social enterprises operating in Scotland want to make changes that benefit the environments and communities that they operate in sustainably, but don’t know where to start.

Social Investment Scotland are running a series of workshops illustrating recent case studies of charities and social enterprises that have used investment to make changes to how they operate to help them become more sustainable.

These range from organisations that have used cycling as a way to deliver services, to community transport organisations retrofitting busses, to sports organisations making changes to buildings, football pitch lighting or even how community cafes operate. Each snapshot will highlight the sort of change that can be made to suit any enterprise in its journey towards sustainability.

The £5 million Net Zero Transition Fund has been made available for charities and social enterprises that don’t work in the environmental space that may require both funding and practical support to operate more sustainably. This will also apply to those organisations that work in the environmental space that are developing programmes that significantly impact on Net Zero.

This offering will also include an amount of grant funding and practical support in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland.


Workshop Details

Tuesday 15th February

Thinking Sustainably – Social Investment



Tuesday 22nd February

Thinking Sustainably – Social Investment



Tuesday 15th March 

Thinking Sustainably – Social Investment For Trustees & Board Members

Naomi Johnson will be joined by guest speaker, Mike Robinson who is the CEO of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.