Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire offer a range of social enterprise support and services including advice on start up, governance, charity law and income generation to our members. As well as this we also provide information and support for HR, IT, quality systems, networking and partnerships. Throughout the year we offer an organisational development training programme with a variety of courses delivered throughout North Lanarkshire.
VANL is a partner within the Lanarkshire Social Economy Partnership which is responsible for driving the social economy in Lanarkshire. The partners provide a strategic and operational function ensuring advice and support services for new and existing Social Enterprises in North Lanarkshire. Other partners include North Lanarkshire Council, Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd (Business Gateway), Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Council.
Through the North Lanarkshire Social Enterprise Framework, the partners seek to increase the development and growth of the sector locally in terms of jobs and turnover during the period 2013 – 2018. The Lanarkshire Social Economy Steering Group was established to provide the structure for a co-ordinated inter agency response to social economy development across Lanarkshire.
For further information or to discuss any aspects further please contact Michelle Thomson, Development & Support Officer.
Scotland's Social Enterprise Strategy - 2016-26
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Building a Sustainable Social Enterprise Sector in Scotland – Action Plan 2017-20
The Action Plan shows how the Scottish Government will lay the foundation for a flourishing social enterprise sector by delivering on the three key priorities set out in the Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy.. You can view the Action Plan in PDF format here.
Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2017
View a copy of the full census here.
Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census Summary 2017
This report presents the findings of the Social Enterprise Census 2017, the definitive biennial account of social enterprise activity in Scotland. You can view it here in PDF format.
There's more about Social Enterprise on the Community Toolkit.