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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

The SENs: Friday 18th August 2017

One of the early interventions of the Social Enterprise Action Plan includes a series of Social Innovation Masterclasses which will be delivered by Scottish Enterprise. Senscot is working with Scottish Enterprise on themes for the workshops – the first one due to be delivered in late September will focus on Tourism in Glasgow. The aim of this innovation masterclass is to help social enterprises to capitalise on the opportunities being created in the city as a result of increased visitor traffic, whilst transforming the economic, environmental, social, and cultural life of Glasgow. The session will be delivered with contributions from Visit Scotland, GSEN and GCMB. Booking information available in the coming weeks in the meantime for further information contact Sarah@senscot.net.

 
A Visit Scotland study has revealed that tourism employment accounts for nearly double the national average of 9% in some Scottish communities, such as Argyll and Bute. With the recently-established Tourism SEN steadily growing in numbers, it’s important to take stock of the important role tourism has to play in sustaining communities at a microlocal level. Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Tourism is a key part of our economy, right across Scotland. As Visit Scotland’s figures show, it is vital in supporting some of our most fragile, rural communities.” If you’re interested in joining the Tourism SEN, please contact Sarah.
 
There are still a few places left for next week’s National Diet & Obesity Strategy Joint thematic SEN discussion.  Tony Rednall from Scottish Govt’s Creating Health Team will provide an update and is keen to hear the contribution of SEs on this. Sign up here. This follows on from Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell visiting Pilton Community Health Project ahead of the Scottish Govt’s consultation on the diet and obesity strategy. Read more.
 
Dementia was identified at a recent SEN meeting as an issue that many SEs are addressing, examples including Lingo Flamingo, ArtLink Scotland & Dementia Friendly East Lothian CIC. Given the interest, we’re facilitating another joint thematic SEN session to explore role of SE in more detail with a view to promoting this to public sector partners. The session is scheduled to take place on the morning of Tuesday 12th in September. If you are interested, please get in touch with Sarah or Mary.
 
Scottish Govt has set up a mailing list for those interested in keeping up to date on the development of a strategy to tackle social isolation and loneliness. If interested, you can sign up here. Not long until Senscot’s Briefing on the role of social enterprise in addressing loneliness and social isolation is available. In the meantime, an interesting read is Carnegie UK’s report on The Place of Kindness in combating loneliness and building stronger communities.
 
You can catch up with the new Partnership and Procurement (P4P) Team at the following events through September. They look forward to meeting up with you to discuss how we can support your organisation to build partnerships to better access public procurement opportunities. DTAS Conference 4th September – Westerwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Cumbernauld; CEiS Policy & Practice Conference 6th September - @ 200 SVS, Glasgow and the SDP ‘Meet The Buyer’ 28th September -  Hampden Park, Glasgow. More info here - George, Neil and Yvonne from the P4P team look forward to discussing how we can support your organisation to collaborate to win and to tell you more about the support available.
 
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SEN Meetings

ESEN Social in the Gardens, 2nd-3rd August
Moray SEN, 10th August
Dundee SEN, 24th August
SBSEC, 7th September

EVENTS

Impact Festival
(Harry's Bar/Big Bright Star)

Marketplace event based for Scottish Social Enterprises with stall available at highly discounted rate.

Date: 2017-08-28 ...more

Costing for Tenders
(Just Enterprise)

A FREE full day workshop aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector contracting and who want to understand the principles of costing a service and preparing a tender.

Date: 2017-08-31 ...more

Fife Soup 1
(Brag Enterprises )

Microfunding, dinner event, to stimulate community enterprise.

Date: 2017-09-01 ...more

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