Social Investment Scotland



SIS and ZWS launch £5m funding to support Scotland’s social enterprises transition to net-zero

Social Investment Scotland (SIS), in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), has launched a £5 million fund to help social enterprises, charities, and community organisations make the transition to carbon net-zero.

Published 29 November 2021

Social Investment Scotland announces two new hires

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has made two new hires in its investment division with the appointment of an investment support manager and investment assistant continuing the growth of its team.

Published 26 November 2021

Social Investment Scotland passes £100m lending milestone

Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has invested more than £100 million in 460 social enterprises, community organisations and mission-driven businesses since opening its doors in 2001, according to its latest Impact Report.

Published 23 September 2021

Locavure secures £850,000 to meet surge in demand for ethical food

Scotland’s first social enterprise supermarket, Locavore, has secured £850,000 in funding to support ambitious growth plans as it looks to capitalise on increased demand for local, organic and zero waste food and goods.

Published 26 July 2021

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