Social enterprises in the region
There are currently more than 230 diverse and different social enterprises based or operating in Dumfries and Galloway.
Of these 239 Social Enterprises, more than half (54%) have a turnover of less than £50,000 with a further 14% raising between £50,000 and £100,000 per annum. So there is an opportunity to grow our existing enterprises and create newer larger social organisations.
The mix of these Social Enterprises in Dumfries and Galloway ranges from development trusts and charities, who are partly reliant on grants, to those 52% of community groups, who self-identify as Social Enterprises.
Dumfries and Galloway has been successful in community asset transfers, with about 27% of our Social Enterprises being community centres and halls compared to the national average of 17%.
We have about 16 Social Enterprises per 10,000 of the population, which is higher than Scotland’s national average but lower than some similar Scottish rural areas.