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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

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 ceilidh@senscot.net.
 
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 interns@scvo.org.uk.
 
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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SEN Meetings

Falkirk SEN, 27th August
Fife SEN AGM, 3rd September
West Lothian SEN, 7th September
Social In The Square, 12th September
Argyll & Bute SEN Cultural Meeting, 22nd September
Falkirk SEN, 25th September
Moray SEN / Glasgow SEN, 1st October Sport SEN North, 3rd October
East Lothian SEN, 9th October
Sport SEN West, 22nd October
Falkirk SEN, 31st October
Social Enterprise Conference & Ceilidh, 13th November
South Ayrshire SEN Conference, 21st November

EVENTS

Hidden Gems of Garnethill
(Glasgow Womenís Library)

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
(Out of the Blue)

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)

DTA Scotland Annual Conference - "Our Communities our Future" 31st Aug - 1st Sept 2014

Date: 2014-09-01 ...more

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