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The SENs: Friday 17th April 2015
Senscot, Social Firms Scotland and more recently DTA Scotland and the Scottish Community Alliance have been collaborating to identify opportunities for our respective members in the new European Social Fund Operational Programme 2014 – 2020. Scottish Gov’t have been in touch this week in relation to the ‘Promoting Social Inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination’ Thematic Objective. The Scottish Gov’t, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Local Authorities (LAs) are working together with wider stakeholders to explore opportunities that will contribute to the delivery of the new programmes starting in Scotland this year. We’ll be attending a session next week to hear the overall strategic approach, progress to date, process, time-table and proposed next steps to securing ESF. See more.
Has your organisation stood up to be counted yet? Remember that the first Scottish Social Enterprise Census is underway – this is an official count supported by the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and all of the main agencies that promote social enterprise in Scotland. As a thank you for registering your information you will be provided with the full evidence from the census and be entered in a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win an iPad Air and a selection of great weekly prizes. If you register within the next 5 days you can win some fabulous artwork for your wall from Impact Arts, one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises. See more.
Glasgow SEN member, Bad Idea, launches its ‘Make it Happen’ Competition on Monday. Bad Idea piloted the idea in Glasgow and is now rolling out across Scotland. The competition aims to empower young people with the confidence to showcase their entrepreneurial talent, and has been developed in partnership with Glasgow University. See more.
Cultural and Glasgow SEN member, WASPs is creating a new dance and performance space, in the centre of Glasgow, in one of the city’s historic spaces. The project will continue the development of the A-listed former fish market, The Briggait, and be worth £4 million. Once complete it will be the first dedicated public space for dance and be purpose built for disabled dancers as well as circus, street theatre, flying trapeze and other aerial skills as these continue to grow in popularity. See more.
Common Good Food is new organisation set up to help communities play a part in growing a sustainable, resilient food culture in Scotland. It has just launched straight from Scotland's most successful local food project, the Fife Diet, and aims to be a practical advocate of Food Sovereignty in Scotland, championing the right to healthy, sustainable food but to do all this they need your support. You can read more about the project and donate here.
Prior to the Easter break Senscot...Read more
Inverclyde SEN, 28th April
Wellness: The Experience of Canadian Health Co-ops
1pm to 3pm - Free A discussion with Vanessa Hammond, Chair of the Federation of Canadian Health Co-ops on the experience of people-centred health care. Places have been reserved for both community and healthcare sectors to ensure a balance conversation.
Date: 2015-04-21 ...more
An opportunity for Midlothian based social enterprises to pitch their development idea to a panel of Dragons for an award of up to £1,000.
Date: 2015-04-23 ...more
Northern Streams 2015 - Festival of music, song & dance from Scandinavia & Scotland
Described as “…something out of the ordinary” by The Herald, Northern Streams brings together the traditions – old and new – of Scandinavia and Scotland.
Date: 2015-04-25 ...more