Somerset Co-operative Services CIC, known SCS, is a development agency that supports the formation and growth of co-operatives, social enterprises and community businesses. We are passionate about making positive change in the social economy and offer a variety of services to individuals and groups who feel the same. We have helped both individuals and groups to gain assets, finance and sustainable trade; as well as initiating new projects to address the needs and concerns in the community.


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.

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