Introduction

Inspiralba is a Social Enterprise based in Argyll. We have been funded by the Scottish Government to develop a Rural Social Enterprise Hub to learn from the rural experience to inform policy and better understand opportunities to use digital tools to connect rural social enterprises. 
More info on the Rural Social Enterprise Hub at:  http://www.inspiralba.org.uk/rural-social-enterprise-hub/

This recognises the significance of social enterprise in the rural context - with 33% of all Scotland’s social enterprises in rural areas but only 17% of the population (2019 Social Enterprise Census) as well as the challenges of working across remote geographies.

“Social enterprises are a vital part of our community and economy. They have a distinctive character and often play a role in preserving vital services such as community shops and transport, and creating employment opportunities.” - Aileen Campbell Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government.

We are at the early stages and would welcome your feedback on specific needs and areas of interest as well as how digital tools could assist you to network and engage with other rural social enterprises.  This will allow us to prioritise how we focus our resources.

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* 1. Would you use a rural social enterprise hub to make connections? (Select all appropriate)

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* 2. Would you use a rural social enterprise hub to keep up to date? (Select all appropriate)

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* 3. Would you use a rural social enterprise hub to access learning? (Select all appropriate)

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* 4. Would you use a rural social enterprise hub to develop a collective voice for rural social enterprise? (Select all appropriate)

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* 5. How easy will it be for you to connect to a hub? (Select all appropriate)

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* 6. Is there anything you think we have missed?

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* 7. We would like to keep you informed with relevant information on online learning materials, learning exchanges and digital networking as we develop the Rural Social Enterprise Hub. If you are happy to be kept informed, please leave your contact details here. Please find our GDPR Policy on our website - http://www.inspiralba.org.uk/privacy-policy/. If you have any firther questions regarding GDPR please get in touch aclark@inspiralba.org.uk , 42 Ralston Road, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6LE or 01586 550044

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