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The SENs: Friday 27th February 2015
Since 2011, the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme has helped create nearly 5,500 jobs across our third sector. This week, at ‘The Gathering’, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that the Scottish Government is to invest an additional £6m that could lead to the creation of a further 1,000 jobs for young unemployed people over the coming year. As well as the opportunities that have been created for young people in Scotland, the CJS Programme has also been of significant benefit to a great many SEN members – who will welcome this latest announcement. The programme, itself, is managed by SCVO, see more. For further info’ on the new round of jobs, keep an eye on Community Jobs Scotland.
Today is the closing date for applications for our Health/Community Food SEN Co-ordinator post. This post, funded through Scottish Govt, will seek to provide ongoing support to both the Health and Community Food SENs and Roundtables. As Danielle heads off to focus on her own social enterprise she has produced her final Health SEN Farewell newsletter, see here
The Sport SEN continues to grow 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
SFS are currently recruiting a web developer through the SCVO 'Business Growth Graduate Internship' programme. The post stands at 6 weeks, and is focussed on the design and build of SFS's new website. Please feel free to share the details of this post with any graduate web developers you know, or ask them to contact Pete with any queries. Applications for the post are made through the job centre and further details can be found here, by entering the 'Social Firms' in the search box.
Social Investment Scotland launched the Asda Community Capital last month - the deadline for the first Expression of Interest is Monday 2nd March. Key features of the fund include: It has a one year interest free period; it is for loans between £10k and £50k; no repayments in the first year; no security is taken or needed. See more information.
Just Enterprise are running a full day workshop in Inverclyde on “Market Research: A Beginners Guide” on Wednesday 11th March, 2015 – still a few places left. The workshop is...Read more
East Lothian SEN, 6th March
Community Land and Buildings Seminar
Aimed at community organisations in Fife, The seminar programme includes presentations on support for community ownership, using the Community Right to Buy, advice from Fife Council, Fife Voluntary Action and the Community Ownership Support Service, grants available from the Scottish Land Fund and Big Lottery Fund,. These will be followed by round table sessions with the real experts - community representatives who have experience of planning, buying and managing community assets.
Date: 2015-03-06 ...more
Portobello Market in March
Local community farmers market.
Date: 2015-03-07 ...more
The Truth Hurts: Comedy Against Racism with Aamer Rahman
Acclaimed Australian stand-up Aamer Rahman brings his show The Truth Hurts to Leith.
Date: 2015-03-08 ...more