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  • Community Enterprise - Accelerate support programme

    Created: 30/05/2024
    News/Events Category: General News


    Accelerate is a support programme for the third sector and community organisations. Support is free and aims to help groups and organisations become more sustainable and enterprising.

    Who is it for?

    The Accelerate programme is for those who are:

    • Based in Scotland and delivering benefits in Scotland
    • Asset locked (non-profit distributing)
    • Constituted or pre-constituted
    • Non trading (not taking a social enterprise or commercial approach)
    • Willing to make change to their organisation to become more sustainable

    Accelerate provides around six days of support which is broad and flexible. The type of support is largely up to you and what you think will meet your specific needs. As examples, groups and organisations have used Accelerate to:

    • Develop marketing plans
    • Look at other funding options
    • Explore new trading ideas
    • Plan financially and work on budgets
    • Improve branding
    • Work on a business plan
    • Strengthen their Board
    • Look at their legal structure
    • Find digital solutions

    How to apply 

    Apply via the Accelerate website where there are full application details. 




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