• The Academy is now closed for applications



    Want to be a part of an award winning Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy?

    Are you a Social Enterprise based in Scotland with products that could be sold in an Asda supermarket?


    The pioneering Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy will provide a comprehensive package of support and funding that could help your social enterprise scale-up and access new retail markets.

  • What is the Academy?

    Funded through the proceeds of Asda’s carrier bag charge, the Academy will support up to eight Scottish social enterprises to strengthen their understanding of supermarket retail and refine their commercial and marketing skills, with the potential to get their products on supermarket shelves in Scotland and beyond.


    This is a unique opportunity to access a new route to market, scale up and build the sustainability of your social enterprise. The Academy will also help raise awareness of social enterprises amongst Asda shoppers.


    If you're not quite ready to scale up, check out our Buy Social Workshops, we'll be delivering 4 events in 2017.

  • Last year's Academy

    A great snapshot of what to look forward to this year!

  • 'Buy Social' Workshops

    A brand new programme of funding and support to run alongside the Academy

    Too early to start supplying Asda? Interested in retailing your product to a different market? Have a consumer-facing enterprise e.g. a restaurant?


    Then sign up for our 'Buy Social' Workshops where you can develop your skills around marketing, pitching and product development.


    To express an interest in one of these 4 workshops, please fill in an EOI and select the 'Buy Social Workshop' option.


    We'll get back to you with more information in due course.

  • Next steps

    Got a question?

    Download our FAQs.

    Click to complete a copy of the EOI and send it to asdaseacademy@socialinvestmentscotland.com no later than midday on the 13th April 2017.

  • Timelines

    You have until midday on the 13th April 2017 to apply for a coveted place within the Academy.


    Simply complete the short Expression of Interest form and get it back to us asap and before the deadline.


    After that we’ll shortlist applicants to be interviewed at the end of April 2017 when up to 8 participants will be selected.


    If you are selected, and you’ll be part of the second cohort to participate in the Social Enterprise Supplier Development Academy which will take place from 6th - 9th June 2017, where you will have an opportunity to pitch your product to Asda buyers.

  • Contact Us

    Take a look at the FAQs but if you still have a query then get in touch with us here

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