Somerset Co-operative Services

Working co-operatively for social enterprise

Hello! We’re Somerset Co-operative Services. You can call us SCS.

SCS helps new co-ops, collectives and community enterprises to get started, to thrive and grow.

So much can and has been achieved through co-operative and community ownership and working. From a community working together to save a beloved pub from closing to people coming together to establish public transport to better serve their community and the environment. At SCS, we support those seeking to redress social, economic and environmental factors and to work in a fairer way through co-operation.

We have worked with societies from a diverse range of sectors including sustainable energy, transport, housing, farming and leisure.

Click the links below to find out how we can help you.


SCS provides business development advice for all forms of new and existing co-operative, community-owned enterprises and social enterprises. Consultancy covers everything from initial advice to entrepreneurs starting out, feasibility studies and market research; all the way to detailed analysis and financial modelling for established organisations.


SCS provide a complete registration service for legal structures for a wide range of social enterprises.

We can help make sense of the different legal structures and help you identify the most suitable structure to enable your enterprise to flourish.

Office support

SCS provides a comprehensive business outsourcing service to give a capacity boost for overstretched teams.

If you find yourselves needing extra support for background tasks – from bookkeeping and administration to project management but cannot justify the expense and commitment of employing more staff, SCS can provide skilled personnel on flexible contracts as an alternative.

Raising finance

Businesses need funding at different phases of their lifetime. SCS can help in a number of ways: advising on financial models; raising social investment and Community Shares, and support with grant funding.

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Somerset Co-operative Services CIC
Registered as a Community Interest Company: 06018662
Registered office address: 10 East Reach, Taunton TA1 3EW
Office phone: 0300 456 2265
Email: services@somerset.coop