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The SENs: Friday 22nd August 2014
We’re now opening up bookings for Senscot’s 10th SE Conference and Ceilidh on 13th/14th November at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. This event has become a fixture in our SE calendar and has very much been for front-line social enterprises and SEN members. This year, we will be looking to reflect on the progress made over the last 10 years and the challenges that lie ahead. We’re aiming to make it as informative and interactive as possible - giving attendees plenty opportunities to contribute and participate in discussions. The intention is to ensure that as many active SEN members as possible are able to attend. If you would like a booking form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, Scottish Govt published the list of organisations successful in securing awards from the £6m Enterprise Ready Fund. We’re delighted to see so many SEN members being successful - with 51 of the 115 awardees being engaged with SENs. The Enterprise Ready Fund is helping organisations to develop, become more efficient and self-sustaining and/or diversifying into new markets. Priority was given to activities that contribute towards the Scottish Govt’s Prevention and Welfare Reform agendas. The fund is being delivered by a consortium of third sector organisations led by Foundation Scotland in partnership with Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEiS), Developing Strathclyde Ltd (DSL) and Social Value Lab, more details.
Glasgow SEN members, Glasgow Wood Recycling and Impact Arts have been in the news this week. Glasgow Wood Recycling has secured around £400k from the BIG Lottery Fund - to launch its "Making Wood Work" initiative - a training and employment project providing opportunities for 144 people. This is the first of its kind in Scotland. Impact Arts’ Craft Café project which helps older people connect through arts and craft also featured on STVs Riverside Show.
SCVO has opened a new European funded grants programme aimed at supporting growth across the third sector - with a particular focus on this active in the digital, creative and green industries. The £2 million project will enable the third sector to take on 400 interns over the next 12 months (120 in the digital field). To find out more, email email@example.com.
Senscot and ABSEN are working in partnership to pilot a Cultural & Creative Group in Argyll & Bute. This follows on from the ABSEN Conference in March, when members expressed interest in working more closely with the thematic SENs to address specific sector needs. The development of the Argyll & Bute Cultural Assembly, Place Partnership funding from Creative Scotland and the Collaborative Communities programme through Highlands and Islands Enterprise all mean that opportunities for cultural and creative social enterprise in Argyll and Bute are opening up. A meeting is to be held in Oban on 22nd Sept. If you are interested in attending, either in person or by conference call, please contact Sarah.
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Falkirk SEN, 27th August
Hidden Gems of Garnethill
Within Garnethillís confined boundaries we spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed the banners for suffragette processions, created the first womenís library in Scotland and made Garnethill into the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow.
Date: 2014-08-24 ...more
Out of the Blue Flea Market
Rummage for treasures at the monthly Out of the Blue Flea Market.
Date: 2014-08-30 ...more
DTA Scotland Annual Conference "Our Communities - Our Future"
DTA Scotland Annual Conference - "Our Communities our Future" 31st Aug - 1st Sept 2014
Date: 2014-09-01 ...more