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The SENs: Friday 12th December 2014
The Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland – the Code – has been around since 2013 and shows no sign of disappearing; in fact, its momentum is growing – a slow burner; the number of SEs signed up is moving through the 400s to an anticipated 500 early next year. Much of this has been down to the support of the SENs – both local and thematic – who either use the Code as part of their membership criteria or who alternatively promote it to their members. Whilst offering a useful benchmark against the casual use of the term ‘social enterprise’ – the code is not ‘fixed’ – in the sense that it is under constant revision. For those interested in definitional matters – we share the latest draft of the notorious ‘asset lock footnote’. Comments welcome. See, http://www.se-code.net/the-code-2/the-criteria/
On Wednesday GSEN hosted its SE Trade Show in The Briggait in Glasgow. Great turn out with a range of speakers, demonstrations and exhibitors. The event saw the launch of the brand ‘People Make Glasgow Enterprising’ in partnership with GSEN and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. Congratulations to GSEN and all its members. See more.
The Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust (SCRT) was also launched at the GSEN Trade Show, a new independent charity aiming to transform how Scotland’s third sector uses and thinks about its finances. With a lack of Scottish-focused banks offering a transparent way for people or third sector organisations to invest in line with their values – and with the existing financial framework failing to adequately meet the needs of charities and socially focused organisations – the trust is setting out to create radical change. See SCRT’s new website – www.scrt.scot – which is still in development. Here’s SCRT’s recent press release.
As part of its EU programme around supporting the demand for social investment, Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has also commissioned some research to further define SE in Scotland by geography and sector - looking to build on (and update) existing research. The report provides a good overview of our sector. See more.
Yesterday, Senscot attended and presented at the ‘Social Enterprise in Renfrewshire’ event at the Abercorn Conference Centre in Paisley hosted by Engage Renfrewshire. The programme (PDF) included a mixture of local and national speakers covering a range of topics and there was good sense of organisations working together across the region. There was strong interest...Read more
Falkirk SEN, 12th January
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Media Training (Public Sector, Charities, NGOs & Social Enterprises)
This short course teaches how to improve your communications to create positive media interest (national, local, specialist & social media) and gain public support.
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