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The SENs: Friday 18th July 2014
Voluntary Action Scotland and Senscot are hosting a session on 6th August for Third Sector Interfaces (TSI’s) on ‘Working with our national Social Enterprise partners’. The purpose of the session is to support TSIs in how they and the national social enterprise support agencies can work together to support local third sector social enterprise activity. The event will include contributions from the national social enterprise support programmes and agencies, clarifying the different roles and support that they offer and improving the referral process for all; and mini surgeries with the national support agencies for some one-to-one support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Senscot is a partner delivering the relaunched Village SOS programme. This will provide support and mentoring opportunities for new or existing rural enterprises across the UK and has been funded through a £1.4m grant from BIG. As part of the development of a well informed and Scotland specific plan for delivering the programme over the next two years, we would appreciate views from rural social enterprises, entrepreneurs, support agencies, network managers, policy makers and other stakeholders through this 10minute survey.
Last week we attended the Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber (SBSEC) AGM. SBSEC reported having a busy year including converting to a Community Interest Company, and further developing a stronger working relationship with their TSI partner. SBSEC also launched a revamped website this year, see here. During the AGM members shared experiences – Bookdonors on growing from a small locally run organisation to a national organisation delivering strong social, environmental and economic impacts and Grow to Work talked about their journey from start-up, working with young people and the need to look at finance differently. Senscot, Social Enterprise Scotland and Scottish Enterprise talked about the national picture and the importance of SEs understanding the opportunities and the support available to them.
GSEN are hosting a Glasgow Business Embassy Event - Glasgow’s Social Enterprise Showcase, where delegates will hear about the innovative and essential work Social Enterprises deliver in Glasgow. See first-hand the impact our social enterprises have in the city from theatre production, a boutique catwalk, enterprising young people, socially driven courier company to a local café with music at its core. There is no charge for the event and you can register here.
On 3rd Sept at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow, CEiS hosts its annual Social Enterprise Policy and Practice Conference. Senscot has secured 25 discounted places (£50 plus VAT) - for SEN members only. We’ve only got a few tickets left. To book your place, contact Tariq the conference programme can be viewed here.
Following a recent joint statement from Senscot Legal (SL) and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Karina MacRitchie, SL, writes a short blog ‘Is charity status right for you?’ for Third Force News, see more. For more information on charity status or on services provided via Senscot Legal,...Read more
Falkirk SEN, 29th July
Suffragette Jewellery Making Workshop
At our paper jewellery making workshop you can find out about the battles fought by the Suffragettes and other campaigning women, discover some of the fascinating materials from Glasgow Women’s Library’s unique archive – including our beautiful suffragette brooch – and create your own necklace or brooch in suffragette colours using paper quilling techniques.
Date: 2014-07-24 ...more
Those Were The Days
A lovely, welcoming opportunity for women of all ages to share their reminiscences, lives and experiences – school days, games played, fashion and beauty, going to the dancing, family life, experiences growing up, over tea and cake.
Date: 2014-07-25 ...more
Out of the Blue Flea Market
Rummage for treasures at the monthly Out of the Blue Flea Market.
Date: 2014-07-26 ...more