Community benefits are the method commercial suppliers to the public sector can offer additional value to the local area.
Traditional examples of employability benefits include using a local supply chain committed to:
Community benefits can also include providing social value to communities and causes. For example:
As well as supporting your community, offering community benefits can:
Our Community Benefits Portal portal links good causes and community groups with businesses in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Scottish Borders.
The service is free! Charities and communities can request help and businesses can make offers of support.
The service is open to all businesses across the region. Support is available to help deliver benefits and good deeds that make a positive impact on the community.
Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal provide funding for the portal.
To find out more, email the ESES team or register on the portal and we will contact you.
Community Wealth Building is a community-focused way to promote working together for local economic development from the ground up.
Supporting a fairer society and giving a platform to local people to shape their community
Redirecting wealth into the local economy helps communities prosper and realise self-supported, positive change.
Community Wealth Building is an important part of the ESES Communities team strategy.
Our interactive toolkit explains the five pillars of Community Wealth Building. It shows the benefit to businesses and organisations within the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal Area. To find out more, email the ESES team