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Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise South of Scotland Enterprise

What does this involve?

Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS), part of Scottish Enterprise, offer advice to help you choose and implement the best co-operative business model for your organisation or community.

Support is provided to both start-up and existing co-operatives.

Service available to new co-operatives:

  • business planning and feasibility
  • advice on models and legal structures
  • advice on governance, management, funding and other issues for the new entity
  • support the formation of an appropriate legal entity
  • working alongside and signposting you (where appropriate) to other key support organisations

Services available to existing co-operatives:

  • governance and legal structure review
  • implementation of new governance and/or structure
  • securing funding
  • refreshing your strategy
  • a co-op 'health-check' and action planning

Am I eligible?

This service is open to all business and communities across Scotland. Support can be accessed by both new and existing co-operatives.

What does this cost?

This is a free service. 

How long does this take?

You can access up to two and a half days of free support. 

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an adviser will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise South of Scotland Enterprise

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