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The SENs: Friday 22nd July 2016
Many of our members have asked us about the future of European Structural Funds and in particular the impending ESF programmes relevant to tackling poverty and the social economy. We received a helpful response from Scottish Government Third Sector Division this week regarding EU funding programmes. The message is that programmes in the planning remain unchanged and hope to open for business very soon. In general terms, here’s what Structural Funds Division are saying: “The European Union brings clear benefits to Scotland, including access to European Structural Funds. As the First Minister has made clear, the Scottish Government will now explore all options to secure Scotland's place in the European Union so that these benefits can be preserved. The European Structural Fund will clearly be a key part of those negotiations.” See more.
If you have been running a social enterprise for two years or less or have a track record of generating income and delivering social impact, then the Firstport Build It Award could be for you. Apply for up to £20k to fund salary/living costs for a year, so you can take your social enterprise to the next level. If you haven’t started to trade or deliver social impact, check the Start It Award.
Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network is hosting a workshop on collaborative working with Scottish Prison Service and Social Firms Scotland. Both organisations will be informing ABSEN members (and other SENs) on developments that will help to identify opportunities to be involved and support. Takes place on 28th July, for more details and to book see here.
The Scottish Government is undertaking an ‘end-to-end’ review of enterprise and skills services and is seeking your input, views and ideas. The call for evidence invites you to contribute your views to ensure that Scottish Government and public agencies are delivering the joined-up support needed for young people, universities, colleges and businesses.
Looking for a new social enterprise venture? We have been approached by Gordon Black with a social enterprise opportunity with Toolz Again. Gordon’s looking for a social entrepreneur to take the initiative forward. The intention is for the recycling of domestic tools that could be brought back into use ‘again’ and at the same time create value for the community. See more details here. To discuss this further contact Gordon Black on email or on 07736 554276.
Congratulations to Health SEN member CCI Scotland who received a royal visit recently. The Princess Royal was the special guest at the official opening of their new centre at Langloch Farm just outside Lanark. The £1.8m investment is already having an impact in the local community. Princess Royal was particularly interested in learning how the social enterprise model will help support participants to make positive contributions to the community. See more.
The latest stage of consultation to inform the development of a Social Enterprise Strategy for Scotland is just about complete. There is still time to contribute your views into the strategy process here and an opportunity to engage in the conversation at se-strategy.scot. Final strategy document will be published in the autumn.
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Inverclyde SEN, 26th July
In Focus: Membership & Friends
This training session will explore fundraising through membership and friends schemes for heritage groups and organisations.
Date: 2016-07-28 ...more
Story Cafe Special for Young Women: Katniss & Hermione Save the Day AGAIN
What if Hermione Granger had refused to do Harry and Ronís homework? Why does Harry get all the house points when Hermione solves the mystery? What if Katniss Everdeen had refused to be the Mockingjay? Would it have been different if she wasnít a girl? And how much of this fantasy translates to real life?
Date: 2016-07-28 ...more
Drama Queens: Play Reading For Pleasure
Our fabulous Drama Queens sessions are back for an encore! We will be exploring some of the all-women plays in our archives, from powerful suffragette plays, through wonderfully dated 1940s comedy sketches, to kitchen sink dramas and campaigning Womenís Liberation plays. Come to all the workshops this summer, or just some. Drama Queens Workshops also take place on: Thursday 25th August, 5.30pm to 7pm No acting skills required. Just enjoy an informal play reading without the stress of learning lines or the goosebumps of performing on stage. And you donít even need to read out loud! Whether you come to just one session or to all of them, we guarantee tea, cake, dramatic fun and no stage fright.
Date: 2016-07-28 ...more