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For information on what social enterprise is, and further information on support and services available to social enteprises, please see our Social Enterprise section, the SEAM section, and the Community Toolkit.  

For information on local social enterprises, please see the A-Z of Midlothian Organisations  (and new Social Enterprise Directory).  




Please see information on MVA's Social Media project - links will be added here in due course.




Much of the information included elsewhere on the MVA website and Community Toolkit may be of use to Sports Cubs.  However, Sports Scotland operate a very useful website Help for Clubs tailored for the particular needs of Sports Clubs.  It includes information on setting up and running clubs, including sections on Governance; Coaching; Child Protection; Funding; Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC's); charitable status etc.




Statistics can be very useful for funding applications, business plans, service planning, monitoring, etc.  


Arrow Icon  Community Planning Research & Information Group (CPRIG) - In Midlothian, the CPRIG produces a yearly publication, "Profile of Midlothian", which contains a wide range of information (plus sources of further information) that is used by the Community Planning Partnership.  In addition, the Council has produced Neighbourhood Plans for a number of areas.

Link to Midlothian Council Community Planning website


Arrow Icon    Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD)  - "The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a consistent way. It allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation."  Source:  SIMD website

The SIMD 2012 was published on 18 December 2012 and features include Local Authority Summaries; and Interactive Mapping which can be searched by postcode, datazone or place name.

Link to SIMD 2012 website


 Arrow Icon    Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS) - Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics is the Scottish Government's on-going programme to improve the availability, consistency and accessibility of small area statistics in Scotland.   A wide variety of searches can by done, including general ones by Postcode or Local Authority.  Searches can also be made for bespoke areas, e.g. compiled from individual data zones.

Link to SNS website