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The SENs: Friday 23rd September 2016
Senscot in partnership with Social Firms Scotland, Local SENs & TSI’s (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highlands) and Highlands and Island Enterprise are organising a Learning Exchange Visit for social enterprises across the North East. The visit will take place on Thursday 3rd November Senscot, and is being hosted by Elgin Youth Café, there will be an opportunity to choose from a wide range of sessions relevant to social enterprises including - business sustainability; asset transfer; partnership working; employability, tourism; food poverty and much more. The visit is open to social enterprise operating across the area - for more information and sign up details see here.
We’ve updated our website recently with a list of useful resources related to our Partnership and Procurement support. Over the coming months we’ll add a series of case studies showcasing examples of collaborative working and successful tendering. If you have a particular area you would like us to focus on or if you want to share your experience and have us profile your organisation then please contact George. Please remember that one-to-one support is available, if you have an opportunity to work collaboratively or need assistance with tendering then get in touch!
SCVO has announced a new round of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund. Open to organisations with a turnover less than 200k, the fund aims to increase the capacity and resilience of communities and third sector organisations to provide people with the support and skills they need. Awards range from £1,000 to £5,000. The application process is simple, with a quick decision and, for successful projects, the money paid up front. See more.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust recognises that a high number of organisations continue to be reliant on grant funding. A lack of skills in key areas means that organisations don’t have the confidence or skills to be fully sustainable. With this in mind Community Enterprise, in partnership with MVA, are running The Coalfields Regeneration School to address those skills gaps. Its aim is to develop enterprising communities and local organisations working towards long term sustainability as a way of maintaining vibrancy in their community. See more.
Many happy returns to the Glasgow Women’s Library on turning 25 this week. It reflects on the milestone in a specially curated exhibition. This piece in the Guardian that highlights the ground-breaking contemporary collection that has been built up and the organisation that has become part of the community. The occasion has also been widely covered on social media and in the Evening Times. The Glasgow SEN member also received a special video message from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who said that the library “do a fantastic job in celebrating the achievements of women through the ages".
As many readers can attest creating a social enterprise can be a daunting prospect. The Melting Pot's (TMP) ‘Good Ideas Academy’ (formerly known as the Social Innovation Incubator Award) has been inspiring and supporting new and emerging ventures since 2011, helping people refine and shape their ideas for positive social change and turn them into a thriving reality. TMP is recruiting for the free upcoming Academy, apply before 16th October. See more.
Fife SEN had a great turnout at its AGM this week and a new board have been...Read more
Perth & Kinross SEN, 27th Sep
"Beyond the Rainbow" (story of Judy Garland)
This is a touring production highlighting the life of Judy Garland from chld star to major actress/singer
Date: 2016-09-30 ...more
Local community farmers market
Date: 2016-10-01 ...more
Scottish Rural Parliament 2016
The Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 brings together 400 people from across rural Scotland to discuss the issues of greatest importance to rural communities. We will be agreeing a Manifesto for rural Scotland and deciding what actions need to be taken and by who, to ensure our rural communities are empowered, connected and sustainable.
Date: 2016-10-08 ...more