Social Investment Scotland



Willow Den secures £75,000 funding from SIS to launch chain of outdoor nurseries

Edinburgh start-up social enterprise Willow Den has secured £725,000 from Social Investment Scotland (SIS) to launch a chain of outdoor nurseries in Scotland.

Published 20 July 2021

Social Investment Scotland appoints Louisa Macdonell to board of directors

Responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has appointed Louisa Macdonell to its board of directors.

Published 7 May 2021

Edinburgh Printmakers secures £959,000 funding from Social Investment Scotland

Arts organisation Edinburgh Printmakers has secured £959,000 in funding from responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) to support its growth ambitions.

Published 18 March 2021

SIS Retail Academy to help social enterprises benefit from growth in purpose-led brands

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is offering social entrepreneurs the chance to receive mentoring and advice from some of the UK’s leading retail experts as part of its 2021 SIS Retail Academy.

Published 10 February 2021

Can Do Collective celebrates resilient Scottish business pioneers

The Can Do Collective, a connected community of enterprise support organisations, is concluding the year celebrating a 25% increase in community size in Scotland.

Published 22 December 2020

Jill Arnold appointed head of Scotland's first impact investor

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has announced the appointment of Jill Arnold to head its new wholly-owned impact investment fund, thought to be Scotland's first impact investor.

Published 17 November 2020

Social Investment Scotland reports record £10.9m annual social investments

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has reported record-breaking £10.9 million investment in social enterprises, community organisations, and mission-driven businesses over the past year.

Published 17 September 2020

SIS launches online academy to help social enterprises navigate changing markets

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched its online Retail Academy to support product and service-based social enterprises to navigate the complexities of selling goods and services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 11 September 2020

Social Investment Scotland announces trio of board appointments

Scotland’s leading responsible finance provider, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has appointed three senior non-executive directors in support of its new ten-year strategy to build an impact economy.

Published 4 August 2020

Social Investment Scotland and Baillie Gifford help social enterprises to recover from effects of coronavirus

Finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has launched a programme of support for Scotland’s social enterprise community with Baillie Gifford. The scheme aims to help organisations recover from the impact of COVID-19 and develop strategies for future growth.

Published 17 July 2020

Funding allocated to help Scottish credit unions

The Scottish Government has launched a fund to help Scotland's credit unions continue to support those in need during the current coronavirus crisis.

Published 6 April 2020

Scottish Government announces £25m of emergency funding for third sector

The Scottish Government has pledged £25m worth of funding to third sector organisations across Scotland through the newly created Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF).

Published 31 March 2020

Free social investment masterclasses for creatives across Scotland

Third sector creative and cultural social enterprises in Edinburgh will have the opportunity to attend ‘Understanding Social Investment’ - a free workshop providing information and guidance on social investment.

Published 19 February 2020

Social Investment Scotland launches £10k funding programme

Scotland’s ambitious social entrepreneurs can now secure up to £10,000 in grant funding thanks to the launch of a new funding challenge from Social Investment Scotland (SIS).

Published 28 January 2020

Lindsay Wake appointed as Social Investment Scotland's first head of impact

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has appointed Lindsay Wake as its first ever head of impact.

Published 9 October 2019