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The SENs: Friday 28th August 2015
At Beith Community Development Trust this week, Alex Neil (Minister for Social Justice and Communities), announced £1.7m of funding to help revitalise and regenerate town centres across Scotland. The Town Centre Communities Capital Fund is available to support enterprising, community-led projects which help to deliver town centre regeneration priorities in a local area. Community organisations are invited to bid for pots of between £20k and £150k capital funding to support projects which are in line with the key themes set out in Scotland’s Town Centre Action Plan. The Scottish Government is keen to see communities step forward with their ideas. Deadline for applications is 29 September. Full details here.
The inaugural meeting of the Employability SEN took place on 5th August. As a follow up Social Firms Scotland are leading on a response to the Scottish Govt’s Consultation - Creating a Fairer Scotland: Employability Support. Two sessions are have been arranged to give Employability SEN members an opportunity to contribute – Glasgow on 1st September, click here to book; and Aberdeen (in partnership with Aberdeen SEN) on 8th September - click here to book. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible. Following these sessions, a draft response will be circulated to SEN members for feedback/reflections before submitting a final version by the deadline of 9th October.
CEIS has kindly offered 10 additional bursary places (£50+VAT) for next week’s Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference - contact Tariq to book a place. See full programme.
Senscot is organising a meeting for the Cultural and Creative Social Enterprise Network (CCSEN) which will focus on Health and Wellbeing on Wednesday 30th September. The meeting will be hosted by Artlink Central - time and venue to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sarah.
A number of Dragons’ Den opportunities are looming up - including our annual fixture at the SE Conference and Ceilidh (application details out soon). Dundee SEN members have their own opportunity on the horizon and Sport SEN members in former Coalfield areas having an opportunity to bid as part of CRT’s Coalfield Community Challenge.
The Melting Pot is launching a new programme ‘SIIA Ideation/Incubation Stage - Make it Happen’. The ideation stage is an intense course for 20 people in a large group focusing on: idea strengthening, business modelling and pitching. Evening & weekend workshops covering all aspects of the ‘Business Model Canvas’ in addition to mentoring with Managing Director of The Melting Pot, Claire Carpenter. It will help them clarify/crystalise their idea, make them more confident in articulating it and help us monitor their progress and work out their commitment. See more.
The Vital Spark programme is a new initiative involving Firstport...Read more
Perthshire SEN, 31st Aug
DTA Scotland Annual Conference & AGM
DTAS Annual Conference & AGM - 2 days of networking and learning from other development trusts, listening to inspirational speakers and gaining help and support in the Marketplace.
Date: 2015-08-31 ...more
Autism and Employment
This workshop will focus on: · Understanding the Autism Spectrum · A Personal Perspective · Reasonable Adjustments for Recruitment & Selection of Candidates on the Autism Spectrum · Strategies for Success in the Workplace · Why people on Autism Spectrum Make Good Employees
Date: 2015-09-01 ...more
Portobello Market, Saturday 5 September
Local community farmers market
Date: 2015-09-05 ...more