​​​​​​​Angus Social Enterprise Strategy 2019-2026

Appendix four: Angus Social Economy Partnership

The Angus Social Economy Partnership (ASEP) is the lead strategic group for Social Enterprise in Angus which will report into the Angus Community Planning Partnership Board. The Partnership was formed in August 2019 following the initial work of the Social Enterprise Working Group and will be responsible and report on this Action Plan.

Angus Social Enterprise Priorities

The Angus Social Economy Partnership (ASEP) have agreed the following priorities for the next three years:

1. Developing a higher profile sector.

2. Growing market share

3. Improving sustainability

4. Demonstrating impact

Measuring Impact

It is suggested that the work of ASEP and its impact will be measured consistently with community planning approaches used in delivering on key outcomes. These will reflect the above priorities and discussed by community planning partners and local implementation groups as well as HSCI strategic groups. More specifically impact will be demonstrated by the following:

  • Feedback from emerging and existing Social Enterprises
  • Progress reports on the action plan
  • An annual survey
  • An annual Social and Economic impact assessment
  • The Scottish Government bi-annual Social Enterprise Census

STRATEGIC ACTIONS

LEAD

MEASURE

PROGRESS

AS AT (Insert date)

1. Developing a Higher Profile Sector

SG priority - Stimulating Social Enterprise

Priority one: Develop the Angus Social

Economy Partnership and engage with

the key agencies. Engage and promote

the SE model to these organisations

ASEP

Terms of reference

Number of individuals and

agencies on the partnership

Shared Communication

Plan

 

Priority two: Developing effective local

signposting from all partners for support

from new starts to growing social

enterprises

ASEP

Shared information through

the Angus Support Route

Map and National map

No of referrals

 

Raise the profile of social enterprise in

Angus through the Communication Plan

ASEP

No of posts, media hits etc

Events attended

 

Work with communities, including

equalities groups and communities of

interest, to recognise and develop new

social enterprise opportunities

ASEP

No of new social enterprises

or aspiring groups

 

Enhancing the contribution in rural areas

ABC

No of new groups

 

Supporting social entrepreneurship

learning in schools

ASEP

No of schools engaged

 

2. Growing Market Share

SG priority - Realising Market Opportunity

Priority one: Identify ongoing market

opportunities - linking to local economy,

Community Empowerment, Health and

Social Care Integration, Tay Cities Deal,

Employability, Childcare provision, Tourism

Grow Angus.

ASEP

CAT enquiries

New services

Progress on bids

No of engagements

New services

No of SEs engaged

No of SEs in the group

 

Priority two: Helping to win public sector

business through supporting

commissioners and buyers, especially in

Health and Social Care, Self-directed

Support and Education.

ASEP

Just Enterprise

Business Angus

P4P

No of new bids

No of those attending

training

 

Priority three: Building the social enterprise

market place by promoting local goods

and services e.g. through events/online

to general public and private sector.

ASEP

Use of communication plan

 

Developing the ability to respond to new

opportunities - training and create links.

ASEP

SE annual survey responses

on new opportunities acted

upon

 

Building trading relationships across the

third, public and private sector.

ASEP

   

3. Improving Sustainability

SG Priority - Developing Stronger Organisations

Priority one: Supporting the development

of a local network for social enterprises to

learn from each other, share and provide

representation.

Senscot

ASEP

Creation of a network

 

Priority two: Facilitating access to finance

and support to develop capacity in

financial management. Investigate the

creation of a local start up fund.

ASEP

Just Enterprise

No of orgs accessing

finance

Training in social finance

Create a fund

 

Encourage the use of Community Benefits

in Public Sector procurement or more

flexible partnerships to encourage

contract development.

ASEP

VAA

Tayside

Community

Benefit Group

No of Community Benefits

made

No of PSPs or Innovation

partnerships.

 

Providing business skills development for

leaders

ASEP

Just Enterprise

Business Angus

No of courses run

No of attendees on courses

 

Supporting social enterprises to build

careers for their staff and provide training

courses.

ASEP

Just Enterprise

No of courses

Retention and progression

of staff

 

Encourage co-working spaces. Support

the provision of business premises.

ASEP

ACPP

No of SEs involved

 

Develop mentoring approaches through

Angus SEN

ASEP

Angus SEN

No of mentoring

opportunities arranged and

carried out

 

4. Demonstrating Impact

Links Local Community Plan Outcomes

Priority one: Create a baseline

ASEP

Attractive employment

opportunities

A skilled and adaptable

workforce

An inclusive and sustainable

economy

Combat poverty

 

Priority two: Engage all delivery partners in

agreeing a shared reporting system for

training and one to one support

ASEP

System created

 

Priority three: Create case studies on the

social and environmental impact of

Angus Social Enterprises through different

media forms.

ASEP

4 Case studies

Social Enterprises using a

journal to record

progress/successes

 

Undertake an annual survey of social

enterprises - face to face interviews

ASEP

Questions based on

measures in the plan

 

Undertake an annual Social and

Economic impact assessment,

incorporating a measure for income

reinvested/spent in Angus.

ASEP

Impact on local economy

 

Encourage participation in the Bi- annual

national Census

ASEP

Promoted through individual

organisations and the

Communication Plan