Businesses to mentor Scottish charities and social enterprises

Scottish Government scheme launched

A mentoring service that will see private businesses offering support to charities north of the border has been launched by the Scottish Government.

The service, announced this week by John Swinney, finance minister the Scottish Government, will see both businesses and third sector organisations providing mentoring and coaching for the leaders of charities, social enterprises and community groups.

The £186,000 contract was awarded to a cross-sector consortium made up of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Forth Sector, Edinburgh Business Development and the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Speaking at a third sector conference in Edinburgh, Swinney said those taking part in the project would be able to learn about achieving business goals.

"There is a wealth of talented individuals working in Scotland's diverse third sector," he said, "which provides valuable services and creates employment opportunities.

"Mentoring will enable third sector professionals to learn from their peers and play a full part in developing a world class sector in Scotland."

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