Community Benefit Gateway (CBG) is a free and easy to use online service that connects NHSScotland suppliers with third sector community organisations within Scotland.
It supports community initiatives such as:
- Work placement opportunities
- Volunteering projects
- The provision of professional advice
- Assistance with building community facilities
- Environmental proposals
- Improving and promoting biodiversity
- Lifelong learning projects (this list is not exhaustive)
In collaboration with Public Health Scotland, the CBG helps improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of local areas and assists in the reduction of health inequalities across Scotland. CBG's purpose is to establish a positive relationship between appropriate suppliers and third sector community organisations through the fulfilment of community needs. Case studies are available for more information.
Access our CBG service by clicking on "Start Now" below.
This service is provided on the Community Benefit Gateway portal.
Before you get started
NHS Scotland Procurement may gather details from the Community Benefit Gateway portal in support of our Sustainable Procurement Duty reporting obligations.
Please read our guidance documentation:
STS703 003 Third Sector Guidance: Help and information for third sector organisations, looking to register and submit a need within their community (docx 906 KB). View our third sector video for an overview.
STS703 004 Suppliers Guidance: Help and information for NHS Scotland suppliers and potential suppliers, looking to register and support a community need (docx 944 KB). View our suppliers video for an overview.
STS703 005 Health Board Triage Guidance: Help and information for NHS Scotland colleagues, tasked with reviewing and approving third party submissions (docx 990 KB).
STS704 005 Advisory Note Community Benefits and Sustainable Procurement Duty: Background information for procurement colleagues highlighting the main differences between community benefits and the Sustainable Procurement Duty (docx 1.02 MB).
Contact us to find out more about the Community Benefit Gateway.
Community Benefit Gateway - NHS National Services Procurement platform, in partnership with NHSScotland’s procurement community, Public Health Scotland, and local board public health teams.