We are Crowdfunding!

To support the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders that will shape Scotland’s future.

At Entrepreneurial Scotland, we're looking to create thousands of transformative opportunities for young people and entrepreneurs to deliver on their potential no matter their background. With your support, we are looking to crowdfund £75,000. This will allow us to create a bursary for 15 high potential leaders to access our programmes and enable us to fund the costs of placing 30 scholars this year. To achieve this, we're asking for your help to #FundTheFuture

Help us #FundTheFuture

By donating to the 2021 crowdfunding campaign, #FundTheFuture and becoming an Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation supporter, you will be giving someone a life-changing opportunity. With your support, it's our target to crowdfund £75,000. Your donation will be used in two ways:

  1. To support the costs of 30 2021 Saltire Scholar Interns and create more opportunities for our young people, especially those from a disadvantaged background
  2. To support a Bursary Fund to enable 15 high potential leaders, especially social entrepreneurs, to access our leadership programmes

You can now donate below. As a thank you, we'd like to acknowledge your donation as detailed below.


Matched Giving: Double your Impact

For every £1 you give, a generous donor will match it, up to a total of £20,000. If you would like to offer a matched gift, please let us know.

We are asking you to invest in Scotland's future. With your help, Entrepreneurial Scotland can create thousands of opportunities for young people and entrepreneurs to deliver on their potential and in turn, go on to create enormous benefit to Scotland.

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Sandy Kennedy
Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Scotland

Our Target

With your support, we're looking to crowdfund £75,000. This will allow us to create a bursary for 15 high potential leaders to access our programmes and enable us to fund the costs of placing 30 scholars this year.

Pledge at a level that suits you

As a 2021 Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation Supporter, you will:

  • Receive a copy of our annual impact report and be added to our bi-monthly newsletter mailing list.
  • Receive an exclusive banner for your LinkedIn profile.

As a 2021 Friend of Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation, you will:

  • Be invited to an exclusive “In Conversation With…” online event with one of Scotland’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leaders.

  • Receive a copy of our annual impact report and be added to our bi-monthly newsletter mailing list.

  • Receive an exclusive banner for your LinkedIn profile.

As a 2021 Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation Champion, you will:

  • Be invited to an exclusive webinar with the famous Professor Les Charm from Babson College and an exclusive “In Conversation With…” online event with one of Scotland’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leaders.

  • Be offered an hour of mentoring from one of Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Leaders to share with a person of your choosing.

  • Receive a copy of our annual impact report and be added to our bi-monthly newsletter mailing list.

  • Receive an exclusive banner for your LinkedIn profile.

As a 2021 Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation Ambassador, to recognise your commitment, you will:

  • Have a 2021 Saltire Scholarship or Bursary named in honour of your gift.

  • Be invited, in 2021, to an exclusive Chair’s dinner with Colin Robertson, CBE (subject to covid restrictions).

  • Be invited to an exclusive webinar with the famous Professor Les Charm from Babson College and an exclusive “In Conversation With…” online event with one of Scotland’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leaders.

  • Be offered an hour of mentoring from one of Scotland’s Entrepreneurial Leaders to share with a person of your choosing.

  • Receive a copy of our annual impact report and be added to our bi-monthly newsletter mailing list.

  • Receive an exclusive banner for your LinkedIn profile.

Our Impact

We are an independent charity that exists to equip Scotland’s people with the mindset, skills and connectivity to deliver personal and business growth. We have 20 years’ experience supporting 1,000s of talented people to unlock potential through transformative programmes that enable current and potential leaders to think, act and lead entrepreneurially.

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Individuals Supported

We have supported over 1,300 Scholars and 1,500 Entrepreneurial Leaders

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Total Income

In 2019, 91% of total income went directly to the delivery of programs

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New Businesses

Our Saltire Alumni have started 99 new businesses and, of those who are 3+ years post-graduation, 287 (35%) are in C-level roles.

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Increase in Sales

82% of Babson participants (Saltire Fellows and Saltire Leaders) saw an increase in sales directly related to their learning

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Additional Earned Revenue

In 2019, for every £1 donated the Foundation generated £9.40 of additional earned revenue

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Potential Leaders

1,477 high potential leaders have participated in our world leading and award-winning programs.

FAQS

The last 12 months has been a year like no other and we want to step forward and support more young people and those who can benefit most from our leadership programmes. Scotland’s future will be shaped by them. All funds will be dedicated to Scholarships and Bursaries.

In a typical year we fund 95% of everything we do through our own commercial activities, whether that is fees for accessing our leadership programmes or contributions from host companies receiving our Saltire interns. It does mean we have limited funds available to push for growth. The generosity of our donors not only allows us to maintain our programmes but specifically these funds will allow us to increase to reach of our work.

You can donate as little as £20, or as much as you like! You can choose to make your donation as a one-off or a recurring monthly payment.

Yes, if you’re a UK taxpayer your donation will be eligible for gift aid.

Our team will be in touch with you within 4 weeks of the crowdfund campaign closing to acknowledge your donation with the relevant "thank yous" as outlined above dependent on your level of commitment.

Yes.

In the United States donations can be made to the 501c(3) tax-exempt organization The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation (USA).

Similarly in Canada, donations can be made to the registered charity The Saltire Foundation (Canada), registration - 829489905 RR 0001

Both can issue a tax receipt for donations received.