Trading & Enterprise Support


If you are involved with a community group or charity, you may be looking to find a way to raise funding through trade, or perhaps you have a business idea that has a social aim?

Social Enterprises are like traditional businesses - they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with the profit that sets them apart. Surplus profits are put back into the social enterprise to create positive social change, and that may be by providing work experience for people with learning disabilities, training for the long-term unemployed to help them get back  into work, or perhaps environmental benefits through recycling goods.


We can support you at each stage of your trading ideas. We have a dedicated Social Enterprise Development Officer to help with:

  • Planning & Developing your trading arm or Social Enterprise Idea
  • Identifying & Accessing Funding to Support Your Plan
  • Training, Events and Networking Opportunities
  • Growing Your Organisation.

And we can help you access specialist support and guidance on topics such as:

  • Market Research
  • Feasibility studies
  • Legal Issues

and much more.

For more information and support please contact Katrina.

PKAVS is a registered Scottish Charity (SC 005561)
& a company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in Scotland (86065)