Home         About         News         THE SENS         CASE STUDIES         WEEKLY UPDATES         Jobs         Events         Links

Senscot works closely with these social enterprise intermediaries:
The development work of Senscot is also supported by the Scottish Government.

Development Trusts Scotland Local People Leading Firstport Social Enterprise Scotland Social Enterprise Academy Social Firms Scotland

Edinburgh Office - 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7EH - Tel: 0131 220 4104 | Glasgow Office - 43 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 1HW - Tel: 0141 332 8084
Email:  mail@senscot.net | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Follow us on Twitter and Facebook


The SENs: Friday 23rd January 2015

Next week Social Firms Scotland and Senscot head to Brussels to participate in the EU Social Entrepreneurship Network closing conference. The EU SEN has looked to share good practice via ‘peer review’ meetings over the last two years – with one of its primary aims being to ensure  a comprehensive support environment for social enterprises  across the EU; and to equip partners to promote and implement projects involving social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. The event will conclude with a presentation highlighting results and recommendations. We’ll circulate this next week. For info, here’s the programme and delegate list.

The Sport SEN has grown and meetings are now held regionally - for practical reasons. However, SEN members have agreed that they still wanted to come together as a national group once a year. This annual gathering will take place on Tuesday 31st March in Perth – and will provide an opportunity to network with sports social enterprises from across Scotland and engage in some useful chat. Hot topics - Sport for Development, connecting with the Corporate Sector, changes in health service delivery; group sessions with some of our top sports social entrepreneurs; sub-group discussions - incl. swimming pools, outdoor activities, sport centres etc; speed networking and lunch too! For more info and to book, see here.

One of our Community Food SEN members, The Fife Diet, is closing this March. After eight years (2007-2015), they are hanging up their boots. To celebrate what they have achieved and the wider local food movement they're proud to be part of, they are inviting people to host their own local food lunch. At the ‘Sunday Lunch’ on 8th March, they are having the biggest and best community lunch they’ve ever held, with Fife Diet members, their friends, family and neighbours, all joining together in communities across the kingdom for one big meal, see more.

This week, Cultural and Creative Social Enterprise Network members met to discuss the idea of holding a national event to raise the profile of cultural and creative social enterprise.  The members are keen to focus on a pilot event this year, which will include social enterprises from across Scotland.  If you are interested in getting involved please contact Sarah.

Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust (SCRT) delivered its first workshop/seminar this week on the back of its recent launch last month. A group of organisations from across the third sector participated in a ‘Crowdfunding’ Masterclass – led by Theresa Burton, CEO of Buzzbnk. If this is something that would be of interest to your organisation, please contact info@scrt.scot . SCRT will evolve into a member-led organisation – open to all third sector orgs in Scotland. We hope as many SEN members as possible can sign to show their support – it’s FREE. To do so, see here

Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone (Hisez) celebrates its 10th birthday this year....Read more

SEN Meetings

Dundee SEN, 28th January
Sport SEN North East, Aberdeen, 29th January
Glasgow SEN, 4th February
Sport SEN North, Inverness, 5th February
West Lothian SEN, 11th February
Inverclyde SEN, 17th February
Falkirk SEN, 17th February
Falkirk SEN, 17th March
Sport SEN National, 31st March
Glasgow SEN, 1st April
Falkirk SEN, 16th April


Leading Growth for Aspiring Leaders (Award in Leadership)
(Just Enterprise / Social Enterprise Academy)

This 6 day Just Enterprise leadership programme is aimed at current or aspiring leaders within established third sector organisations who would like to develop their skills as an effective, progressive, and self-aware leader.

Date: 2015-02-04 ...more

Media Training (Public Sector, Charities, NGOs & Social Enterprises)
(Talk Action )

This short course teaches how to improve your communications to create positive media interest (national, local, specialist & social media) and gain public support.

Date: 2015-02-04 ...more

Pre-Start Leadership
(Just Enterprise / Social Enterprise Academy)

Delivered by Social Enterprise Academy, this one day programme is an ideal introduction to leadership.

Date: 2015-02-05 ...more

See all upcoming events

Signup button for newsletter
Map of Support for social enterprise in Scotland
Read our case studies
Social Enterprise Code Logo
Ready for Business logo
The SENs is managed by Senscot