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The SENs: Friday 28th April 2017
Wednesday evening saw a gathering at the Glad Café in Glasgow to celebrate the ‘incorporation’ of Glasgow SEN (GSEN) as an independent organisation. Supported by CEiS for several years, GSEN is now ‘flying solo’. Over 70 folk heard Betty Elliot (Chair), Will Tyler- Greig (Scottish Govt TSD) and Rachel Smillie (Glad Café) acknowledge the many contributions made in getting GSEN to this point as well as what the future holds for SE support in Glasgow. GSEN has already made a significant mark - attracting over 130 members; building links across the public, private and third sectors in the city; as well as promoting Glasgow social enterprises across a variety of local, national and international markets. Further exciting plans will be announced shortly. We’d like to pass on our congratulations from everyone at Senscot.
At Senscot, our ability to effectively communicate the work of SEN members is important to us, and we’re always looking for new ways in which to increase members’ visibility. Accordingly, we have introduced a series of thematic hashtags for Twitter that will help collate relevant tweets, news and media for members. #HealthSEN, #FoodSEN, #CultureSEN, #SportSEN and #EmploySEN can now be used to promote your activities in these thematic areas on Twitter. As the number of tweets with these hashtags builds up, they should become a valuable resource for members, as well as making it easier for our @Senscot account to promote your activities!
The 2015 Social Enterprise Census represented a milestone for the sector, providing comprehensive data about the geographical spread, economic impact, structure and performance of SEs across the country. The data also formed the basis of the Scottish Government’s 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy and three-year SE Action Plan. The 2017 SE Census is now live, meaning we will soon have a detailed picture of how the sector is evolving, what growth it is experiencing and what projections can be made for the future. It takes 10 minutes to complete, so please take the time to respond to the 2017 Census here.
Senscot will be holding its 17th AGM on Thursday 11th May 2017 (11am-1pm) at EVH’s offices at 137 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW (5th floor). Each year, we host a discussion session on an issue topical to the SE community in Scotland. This year’s discussion will focus on the new Social Enterprise Action Plan – and will include a series of contributions from speakers offering their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for the sector presented through the Action Plan. If you would like to attend, please see booking form. The event is free – although, due to space, priority will be given to members.
The Melting Pot have launched a free initiative to help established third sector organisations increase the impact of their work. The ‘Good Ideas Catalyst’ is a two-day facilitated process where organisations can refine their marketing and communications strategy, review their delivery models and explore ideas for a new product, service or campaign. The programme is geared towards established, Scottish third sector organisations who are looking for opportunities to expand the reach of their work and develop new income streams. Good Ideas Catalyst will run on 4th and 5th September in Edinburgh, with applications open until 18th June.
Jewson’s Building Better Communities programme has opened for 2017, with £250,000 of funding available to help improve and transform local communities. The nominations phase...Read more

SEN Meetings

Glasgow SEN, 26th April
Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber, 27th April
Moray SEN, 27th April
Dundee SEN, 15th May
Clackmannanshire SEN, 22nd May


Fine Dining - by Alex

An exclusive fine dining experience with five courses of mouthwatering dishes, plus taster wine option, raffle and auction.

Date: 2017-05-06 ...more

Portobello Market

Local community farmers market

Date: 2017-05-06 ...more

Carluke on the Run 2017
(Carluke Development Trust)

Run in conjunction with Beatson Cancer Charity

Date: 2017-05-21 ...more

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