Build It Scotland scheme

Build It Scotland scheme

Build It is for social entrepreneurs who have tried and tested a social enterprise idea and want to turn it into their full-time job.

Typical requests at this level are:

  • Up to £20,000 for a single salary, with a further £5,000 to be spent on additional essential costs
  • Up to £25,000 split between two or more salaries

Eligibility requirements

Applications must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant is aged 16 or over
  • The applicant is a permanent resident of Scotland
  • The enterprise operates primarily for the benefit of people or communities within Scotland
  • The enterprise and its activities do not involve political campaigning or the advancement of religion
  • The enterprise is an independent organisation and not the project or subsidiary of an existing body
  • The enterprise provides direct social benefit to individuals, communities, and/or the environment
  • The enterprise has been trading for two years or less
  • The enterprise has a track record of income generation and social impact
  • Profits from the enterprise are reinvested in the business and its social aims. No assets or uncapped dividends are transferred out of the organisation to private individuals or bodies
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