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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

The SENs: Friday 3rd July 2015
Friday’s EU Funding Masterclass seemed to be very well received with a lot of positive feedback – and, naturally, a series of further questions and enquiries. Over 60 folk attended. Our intention was to share some of the core information before much of the EU programmes are “open for business”. There was level of detail about the various ‘strategic packages’. We consider this important as a) this is how ESF and ERDF Programmes will be delivered; and b) potential applications will need to can fit into these packages to have a chance of securing funding. Further ‘masterclasses’ will be held over the summer – with the next one taking place in Aberdeen on Friday, 31st July at Home Comforts, 9 East Terrace, Union Sq. (10.30 -1pm). To book your place, see here.
 
News this week of a new SEN covering Perthshire. Sarah attended a meeting in Perth on Monday at PKAVS. Eight social enterprises attended and have now scheduled a series of meetings through till the end of the year – next one is on Monday, 27th July at PKAVS offices in Perth. If you interested or want more info’, contact Sarah.
 
BIG Lottery, this week, announced the launch of their new Corporate Social Venturing (CSV) Initiative - £500k available at up to £50k time for social businesses. The money has been invested by Life Change Trust and is based on a model developed by Big Issue Invest in England. They are looking for innovative ideas that could improve the lives of young people who have had experience of the care system; or people affected by dementia. At the time of writing, we’re not yet clear what they specifically mean by social businesses.
 
Zero Waste Scotland is offering grants (up to £1,800) for social enterprises and wider third sector organisations so that staff can participate in training in upcycling and repair skills. Grants are available to cover the costs of tuition, travel and subsistence, and any materials or equipment needed for the course. If interested, see here.
 
Pleased to see that some Sport SEN members are amongst the dozen community groups to benefit from more than £250,000 from the latest round of the £1m Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund. The Fund, a partnership between Scottish Govt and The Robertson Trust, was set up to help encourage physical activity in communities across Scotland - targeting sport-related social enterprises and contributing to their longer term sustainability. See more.
 
This week, Scottish Govt announced the 250th Scottish organisation to sign up as a Living Wage employer. The drive to recruit more Living Wage employers is being led by the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative (SLWAI). There are a growing number of SEs already accredited but SLWAI is keen to get even more to sign up, particularly as they view social enterprise as a natural ally of the Living Wage movement...Read more

SEN Meetings

Falkirk SEN, 7th July
Glasgow SEN, 5th August
Falkirk SEN, 6th August
Moray SEN, 13th August
Inverclyde SEN, 18th August
Falkirk SEN, 3rd September
TSI Moray, Social Enterprise Awards 25th September

EVENTS

REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene
(Edinburgh CommunityFood)

Elementary food hygiene training suitable for anyone working with/handling/serving food.

Date: 2015-07-24 ...more

Aberdeen EU Funds Masterclass
(Senscot)

This masterclass is a detailed introduction to the current EU Funds Programmes for Scotland. Targeted towards Senscot, Development Trusts Association Scotland, Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance members.

Date: 2015-07-31 ...more

Social Enterprise Work and Wellbeing Conference and Exhibition
(National Housing Federation)

An exciting new event which brings together housing associations and social enterprises to showcase inspiring examples of success and network with new partners.

Date: 2015-09-24 ...more

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