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The SENs: Friday 24th June 2016
Renfrewshire SEN is one of the most recently established SENs - on the go for a year now. Renfrewshire SEN and its members receive support from the local Third Sector Interface, Engage Renfrewshire that provides a range of one to one support and development as well as levering in support from national SE support providers including Just Enterprise, COSS, Firstport, Senscot and Senscot Legal. The SEN now has 25 active members working across a wide range of issues including fuel poverty, education, community engagement and employability. This week it launched a short video produced by one of the members, Create Paisley, see the video here.
Great to see this new and almost unique fund from Comic Relief being launched this week. The Core Fund programme is for smaller organisations working across four programme areas which are Investing in children and young people to be ready for the future; Empowering women and girls to be free to lead the lives they choose; Improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and disadvantaged people; Building stronger communities in areas of disadvantage, deprivation and poverty. Grants will be up to £20,000 for each of two years (maximum grant of £40,000). Applications close midday on 27th July.
Sport SEN member Broxburn United Sports Club has received a £50,000 investment to support the development of a new community wing extension at its facility at Albyn Park. The investment comes from Social Investment Scotland’s Community Capital Fund, the UK’s first social investment tax relief fund, which raised £400,000 entirely from private investors. See more.
REMINDER: The Robertson Trust, sportscotland, Scottish Government and the Sport for Change Network are doing some research. They want to find out how sport and physical activity are being used to benefit individuals and communities across Scotland. Part of the research involves inviting relevant organisations to complete an online survey. There has been an excellent response with over 700 responses so far. Any organisation delivering sport and physical activity in Scotland is invited to complete the short survey here.
Firstport has launched a three-year programme that supports individuals to make a positive difference in Girvan and the South Carrick villages by developing an idea into a social enterprise. Successful applicants will access a unique package of support to turn their ideas into thriving social enterprises, see more.
Are you registered on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) as a supplier? Ready for Business is seeking your feedback on the pre-award systems related to bidding for public contracts. As the Scottish Government is undertaking a strategic review of the pre-award systems (PCS, PCS-Tender), it would be particularly helpful to get feedback from the supplier community on these systems – i.e. the ease of use and any improvements that can be suggested from a supplier perspective. See more.
Thanks to the Health SEN members who participated in the focus group to share their experience of Health & Social Care Integration so far and to inform The ALLIANCE’s Integration Support Team on what support they would benefit from. H&SC Integration was also one of the key discussion at last week’s Joint Thematic SEN event in Perth for which a report will be available next week. In the meantime, for those keen to find out more about H&SC Integration in general and in...Read more
Perth & Kinross SEN, 28th Jun
Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk
July 2 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - £6 - £10 Anarchists, artists and a wealthy young woman tried for murder – walk with us as we reveal the hidden histories and unsung contributions of the women who shaped Glasgow’s Merchant City. Let us introduce you to formidable midwives, ‘the Scots Scarlet Pimpernel’ Jenny Patrick, and a hatchet-wielding temperance campaigner from Kentucky known as ‘the bar-room smasher’. Our Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk digs deeper into the lives of the barnstormers and businesswomen, reporters and radicals who built this part of Glasgow with their determination, talent and skill. Meet the trailblazing women who made the Merchant City!
Date: 2016-07-02 ...more
Protests and Suffragettes: Strong Women of Clydeside Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Wikipedia has a gender problem. In 2011 the Wikimedia Foundation found that only 15% of biographies on English Wikipedia are about women, and less than 10% of contributors identify as female. Join us for this Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and help to correct this imbalance!
Date: 2016-07-02 ...more
Date: 2016-07-15 ...more