PURPOSE OF RESEARCH
The U>P (Unlocking Potential) pilot has sought to provide a broader understanding of the impact being made by 4 Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) on their members and the wider social enterprise sector as well as the benefits the SENs can bring through demonstrating this impact. Over the course of 2017-2018 four SENs – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Health – have participated in this impact evaluation pilot using the Unlocking Potential (U>P) as part of the Social Enterprise Action Plan (2F.5).
The Scottish Government is also committed “to support the extension of Scotland’s Social Enterprise Networks to every part of Scotland that wants one. These should develop as an important collective voice on key issues for the sector, establish an extended range of peer mentoring and peer-to-peer support, and facilitate further collaboration between social enterprises.” (Action 2C.1)