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22.06.17 - Launch of Health-in-Mind 17/18 Training Calendar
The 2017/18 Health in Mind Training brochure is now out and open for bookings.  The brochure is downloadable training brochure on our website and dates, venues and bookings can be made via our Eventbrite......more


22.06.17 - Upcoming Training - Spaces Available!
During the last week in June PLUS are hosting/running some training and wondering if anyone would like to attend as we have a couple of spaces available....more


Press Gazette launches Duopoly campaign to stop Google and Facebook destroying journalism
Imagine if two news publishers dominated digital media in the way that Facebook and Google do....more


£3m for social entrepreneurs
A scheme to encourage the launch of new companies that benefit and involve communities has seen annual funding double to £1 million for each of the next three years....more


Big Dialogue Event Resources
The Edinburgh Wellbeing PSP continued apace on Monday with a Big Dialogue event....more


16.03.17 - Finance Officer Job
Stirling based mental health charity is seeking part-time (2 days per week) Finance Officer with immediate start....more


16.03.17 - Implementing the Community Asset Transfer Legislation Information Event
The Community Empowerment Act is now in place with the Community Asset Transfer (CAT) Guidance launched in January. This information event will give you an update on the CAT process and how it is being......more


16.03.17 - Call for Partners
The Wise Group is currently developing bids for the Fair Start Scotland contract and is looking for partners in the following Contract Package Areas (CPAs): Glasgow, Tayside (Angus, Dundee and Perth and......more


09.03.17 - ďHow to run a rural campaignĒ
This two day workshop will equip each participant with the skills to bring about change at a local or national level. Participants will go on to support the work of Scottish Rural Action in campaigning......more


09.03.17 - Call for Volunteers - Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors
Young Scot have another amazing opportunity for young people to get involved in the Year of Young People 2018, and we would be grateful if you could promote the information below to young people within......more


02.03.17 - Invitation to Tender for Cafť at the Whiteinch Centre Limited
We are seeking submissions for the contract to operate the Café premises at the Whiteinch Centre Limited, available from May 2017 to May 2018. ...more


23.02.17 - An Introduction to PR
Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor is Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste partner. Working with 96% of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and Scotland’s......more


23.02.17 - Business Support Big Lottery Scotland
Business Support Big Lottery Scotland have partnered with the Social Investment Business to provide business support over the next three years to empower the people that support their communities through......more


16.02.17 - UoD EntWeek 2017 - Social Enterprise in Dundee Workshop
As part of the University of Dundee's Entrepreneurship Week 2017 we are pleased to have the Dundee Social Enterprise Network delivering a workshop providing an understanding of what a Social Enterprise......more


16.02.17 - Conference on Resilience: Developing Responses to Welfare Reform
In the wake of austerity and increasing uncertainty on the horizon, what does resilience mean for Scotland’s citizens and communities? What role does government, the third sector and private companies......more


16.02.17 - Creating Change: The Pilotlight Effect
In this session we will explore how we create change for our partner charities. We will hear from Julie Watson, CEO of partner charity Women's Aid East and Midlothian...more


16.02.17 - Information for third sector organisations
The Employ.ed 3rd Sector programme offers third sector organisations the opportunity to host a University of Edinburgh student for a four-week summer internship. These unique work experience projects will......more


09.02.17 - Academy Learning Coming up in Northern Scotland
Social Enterprise Academy are available to support you in your challenges and adventures, to help ‘make things happen’. ...more


09.02.17 - Funding opportunity for arts, cultural and sport activities
As part of the ‘ScotRail in the Community’ initiative, a £40,000 annual Cultural and Arts Fund to help enable communities to flourish. The ScotRail Foundation can provide grants of between......more


09.02.17 - Strengthening support for creative sector
Creative Industry Advisory Group members and first meeting announced....more


02.02.17 - Leadership Exchange
Leadership Exchange Programme is moving towards a cohort approach this year with application submission dates of 28th February and 29th September 2017. ...more


02.02.17 - HR - Avoid the Costly Mistakes
HR – Avoid the Costly Mistakes Croner have over 70 years’ experience helping business owners who have had issues in these areas, and using this knowledge, we’ve put together an event......more


26.01.17 - Reuse Furniture for Scottish Welfare Fund Clients
A ground-breaking reuse consortium has been created in Scotland to deliver quality, affordable furniture to people in need....more


19.01.17 - Glasgow social enterprise launches property conversion with a difference
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay MSP, visits latest property project by Glasgow Together, aimed at reducing re-offending rates....more


18.01.17 - Learning Opportunities, North of Scotland
Details of Social Enterprise Acadamy learning opportunities taking place in North of Scotland....more


13.01.17 - Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund Open For Application
The Fund opens today for project applications....more


11.01.17 - ESF Project Staffing Costs
Third sector stakeholders have raised a serious issue around 100% staffing costs....more


12.01.17 - Natures Elements
The Makers Gallery & Bistro looking for artists who are influenced by the seasonal changes of winter to spring, capturing the new year’s crisp sunlight and the uplifting changes which begin in......more


12.01.17 - New Comic Relief funding programme
New funding programme seeks to use the power of sport to empower women and girls.  ...more


05.01.17 - Grameen secures £250k through the Social Growth Fund
Pioneering micro-finance organization Grameen in the UK has secured £250,000 in investment from leading lender Social Investment Scotland to increase the availability and affordability of business......more


05.01.16 - Mel Young Wins Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award
The Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a concern for mankind....more


15.12.16 BOOST by Design - Dundee
BOOST by Design is a new project for Dundee’s social enterprises from all backgrounds who are keen to develop their understanding of service design, innovation and digital skills. ...more


14.12.16 - Funding for Culinary Ability Awards Pilot Programme
The Culinary Ability Awards is an organisation that train young individuals with a variety of disabilities to work in professional kitchens in order to enable a career, independence, and life....more


07.12.16 - Cook at the Nook!
Stuck for Christmas presents this year?...more


07.12.16 - Retail Courses
Museums Galleries Scotland is running courses on Retail Finance, Buying and Visual Merchandising in partnership with the Association of Cultural Enterprises....more


07.12.16 - New partnership to prevent food poverty
Nearly £1m has been awarded to the three-year project by The Big Lottery Fund Scotland....more


30.11.16 - Land and Community Growing
Find out more about accessing and securing land in Scotland for community growing....more


30.11.16 - Christmas Fruit and Vegetable Boxes
CFINE’s Christmas Fruit and Vegetable Boxes are available again this year....more


30.11.16 - The Communication Game
How we listen, talk and engage with people is fundamental to the quality and effectiveness of health and social care services....more


24.11.16 - New funding opportunity for organisations to deliver peer-support job clubs
Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations and Voluntary Organisations now have the opportunity to apply for funding to design and deliver a peer led job club, providing a holistic package of employment......more


22.11.16 - Local Produce Hub community hub is inspiring others to follow suit
Award-winning Western Isles Community Local Produce Hub community hub is inspiring others to follow suit....more


16.11.16 - Land and Community Growing
Accessing and securing land in Scotland for community growing....more


16.11.16 - Updates from Fablevision Studios
A number of updates from Fablevision Studios....more


16.11.16 - Social Enterprise Information Sessions - Locality Events
Could you be Edinburgh’s next big social entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea for a business or charity but don’t know how to make it a reality?...more


10.11.16 - Rangers Charity Foundation kicks off Ready4Employment programme
Programme kicked off recently in partnership with Jobcentre Plus with some great sessions completed with the new participants. ...more


09.11.16 - Open Studios Event
 Details of Beaverhall Art Studios Open Studios Event...more


09.11.16 - Findhorn Bay Festival Exceeds all Targets
The second Findhorn Bay Festival drew to a close on Monday September 26 with many shows selling out over the six-day showcase....more


09.11.16 - Christmas Variety Show
Details of Resonate Christmas Variety Show taking place in the Alloa Town Hall on Friday 2nd Dec....more


09.11.16 - Community Christmas Concert
Details of this years Concert from the Greyfriars Charteris Centre....more


09.11.16 - Scottish Book week Activities at Reachout and the Makerís Gallery and Bistro
Reachout with Arts in Mind and the Maker’s Gallery and Bistro will be running a series of workshops and activities to celebrate Scottish Book Week 2016....more


03.11.16 - Fife Learning Exchange
Presentations from the Fife Learning Exchange that took place on 1st Nov....more


03.11.18 - Opening of new CFINE premises
 Official opening of CFINE premises including Cook at the ‘Nook, our community training kitchen....more


03.11.16 - 2016 Stirling Funding Fair
Meet the Funders – investigate funding opportunities for your project...more


03.11.16 - ESEN Nov Newslettter
Latest news from the Edinburgh SEN members. ...more


03.11.16 - SBSEC Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the SBSEC for members....more


03.11.16 - WHALE-Pod operating under a different model
WHALE-Pod aims to let some of its current participants run the incubator space themselves to see what comes of it....more


03.11.16 - Launch of SSE Sustainable Development Fund
SSE has launched the Sustainable Development Fund in South Lanarkshire with £600,000 available....more


27.10.16 - MSEN Networking Events and more
Future dates and opportunities to join Moray SEN at national networking events, trading and awareness raising opportunities, workshops and festive MSEN peer learning visit....more


27.10.16 - Leadership Courses
The Social Enterprise Acadamy has a series of upcoming Leadership Courses. ...more


26.10.16 - 100 stories - A Co-production Movement
All across Scotland, people are learning how to put more trust and shared decision making at the heart of our efforts to transform how our democracy and public services work....more


26.10.16 - Businesses compete for £1.25m RBS fund
Public invited to help decide which non-profits / social enterprises should receive grants of up to £35k this Dec....more


26.10.16 - The Ferret Autumn Gathering
The Ferret’s Autumn Gathering is a chance for our supporters to meet up, find out more about The Ferret, and help us improve the way The Ferret works. ...more


20.10.16 - Latest Newsletter from the Edinburgh SEN
News, events, updates from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Netwrorks. ...more


18.10.16 - Bike Station counts cost of overnight blaze
The Bike Station shop in Edinburgh planned to celebrate its 15th anniversary this weekend....more


11.10.16 - Joint Thematic Social Enterprise Learning Exchange
On 3rd November Senscot & partners will be hosting a Social Enterprise Learning Exchange in Elgin....more


07.10.16 - Good Ideas Academy identifies the unusual suspects
Good Ideas Academy identifies the unusual suspects....more


05.10.16 - Scottish Sports Team Scotland Legacy Award Finalist
Mytime Active was delighted to be a finalist at the Scottish Sports Team Scotland Legacy Award in September....more


27.09.16 - Cashback for Communities to benefit 40 groups
Community groups helping young people in disadvantaged areas are to receive almost £2 million funding....more


22.09.16 - The next session of TrACK Funding Fundamentals is next Thursday!
Give your organisation the financial boost it needs....more


21.09.16 - Good Ideas Company
Since 2011 The Melting Pot’s acclaimed ‘Good Ideas Academy’ has inspired and supported people to turn their great ideas into new social enterprises, charities and campaigns....more


21.09.16 - Coalfields Regeneration School
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust recognises that a significant number of Third Sector, community and voluntary organisations continue to be reliant on grant funding. ...more


15.09.16 - Social Enterprise Conference Dundee 2016
Nominations for the awards are now open....more


15.09.16 - Simon Community Scotland is celebrating it's 50th anniversary
Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with The Bike Station....more


15.09.16 - Festival Will Bring Arts & Culture to All
From Wednesday 21 - Monday 26 September, Moray will play host to a range of arts and culture events showcasing artists of local, national and international renown. ...more


14.09.16 - Aberdeenís Donside Hydro launches £600k Bond Offer
Aberdeen’s Donside Hydro launches £600k Bond Offer as £500k Community Share Offer hits target ten days ahead of schedule.   ...more


14.09.16 - Community Learning Exchange,
The CLE is now into its second year of funding. 98 applications have been supported so far, with 145 organisations benefiting....more


08.09.16 - The Engine Shed - Closing Down
The Engine Shed to close down the organisation at the end of next month....more


08.09.16 - MHScot-Consultancy have a super September offer for you.
Throughout September you can receive a huge 25% OFF their Effective Delegation Online Course. ...more


07.09.16 - Ambitious social enterprises wanted
Firstport is looking for ambitious, early stage social enterprises that want to scale and take on social investment, to take part in their social enterprise accelerator programme LaunchMe. ...more


07.09.16 - John Pearce Memorial Lecture
The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University would like to invite you to the 2016 John Pearce Memorial Lecture...more


01.09.16 - Business Insurance for Small Businesses
Free capacity building workshop for SME's & Social Enterprises, GRREC Temporary Visitors Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, Glasgow, G42 0PJ  Tuesday 13th September 2016 I 10:00 - 12:00 hrs   ...more


01.09.16 - HD Video content for promotional purposes (web and social media)
...more


01.09.16 - New social enterprise crowdfunds for educational food truck
Award winning chef backs Edinburgh organisation's crowdfunding campaign that aims to raise £10k to tackle food equality...more


01.09.16 - Social Enterprise Conference Dundee 2016
West Park Conference & Events, Dundee, Thursday 27 October 2016.  We are delighted to announce that Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport will attend the conference and deliver......more


01.09.16 - St Jude's Laundry - Profile
St Jude’s Laundry are an Edinburgh based social enterprise providing a bespoke, hand finished commercial laundry service with a clear focus on delivering a high level of customer service.  The......more


29.08.16 - HD Video content for promotional purposes (web and social media)
Do you have any forthcoming projects, events, initiatives or client case studies for which you require either on-going or ad hoc HD video footage?...more


25.08.16 - Moray Event Featured by TripAdvisor Company
A popular event in Moray has been included among the top events happening during September by the UK's leading travel website, holidaylettings.co.uk....more


25.08.16 - Community Benefits
Last week Senscot visited Engage Renfrewshire to gain an insight into how large private sector firms are delivering community benefits at a local level...more


25.08.16 - Developing a Scottish Co-production Strategy for Health & Social Care
Post conference report and presentations. ...more


23.08.16 - Why would you employ someone with a criminal record?
Recruiting the best staff is an issue all employers face. If anyone with a conviction is removed from the pool of available talent this places companies at a disadvantage in the labour market....more


17.08.16 - ScotPHO Children and Young Peopleís Profile 2016
ScotPHO is now conducting a review of the Children and Young People’s Profile produced in 2010....more


17.08.16 - Could you be one of the 2016 UBS Social Innovators?
UBS Social Innovators is UBS's signature program for supporting social enterprises with innovative solutions for some of society’s most pressing challenges...more


17.08.16 - Minister gets hands-on with community arts charity
Jamie Hepburn MSP visits Impact Arts in Glasgow’s East End...more


17.08.16 - Opportunities for Young People to get Event Experience
20 Event Experience Opportunities for young people in the Highlands....more


11.08.16 - After Dinner Fundraiser
Along Came Kirsty CIC and PAMIS are hosting an after work event on Thursday the 1st September....more


11.08.16 - Partners in Policymaking Programme - 2016 - 2017
Free development programme - for parents of disabled children (up to the age of 18) and disabled adults....more


11.08.16 - Innovate UK - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses to innovate and grow....more


11.08.16 - Give your organisation the financial boost it needs
Along Came Kirsty CIC works to provide bespoke services to meet the needs of each of our clients....more


11.08.16 - ACE Launches Community Renewable Energy Project
The hydro project hopes to raise £500,000 through a Share Offer that will offer investors a target 7% return on their investment....more


04.08.16 - Latest Offers from MHScot Workplace Wellbeing
Throughout August MHScot Workplace Wellbeing are running a fantastic offer on their online Time Management Course!...more


04.08.16 - Community Cafť Networking Event
Community Food and Health (Scotland) is holding another community café networking event on Thursday 1 September in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow from 11 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. ...more


04.08.16 - Social Enterprise Directory - Your Input is URGENTLY required!
tsiMORAY is in the early stages of collecting and collating updated information from all of our social enterprise and enterprising community organisations to be included in a potential interactive......more


28.07.16 - Introduction to IT Security for Small Businesses
Free Capacity Building Workshops for Glasgow SME’s & Social Enterprises...more


28.07.16 - SIS Support for Boards
For most charities and social enterprises, the decision to explore the opportunities afforded by social investment take place at Board meetings, most commonly held on a weekday evening. We know that in......more


28.07.16 - Information Session - Glasgow Esf Poverty & Social Inclusion Operation
Please see the powerpoint presentation and accompanying notes for the ESF Info Session which Senscot attended on Friday.  ...more


28.07.16 - £2 million project fund now open for applications
Applications to the £2 million Children, Young People and Families and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Project Fund (CYFEIF and ALEC Fund) are now open.  The Scottish Government has......more


28.07.16 - Community Cooking Network Event
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be tendering Community Cooking services in the near future. The service will be to encourage heathy eating and home cooking skills and the health board are keen for third......more


28.07.16 - West Lothian Social Enterprise Network/Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian
West Lothian Social Enterprise Network (WLSEN) and West Lothian’s TSI, Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) have signed an Agreement that sees WLSEN recognised as the lead body for social......more


28.07.16 - Digital Workshops Discount for SENSCOT Members
Third Sector Lab LTD has created a 10% discount code for SENSCOT members on our upcoming courses with spaces remaining - SENSCOT10. They can either use the code online or if they email Ross McCulloch direct......more


22.07.16 - Homeless World Cup Presentations / Storify
See the presentations from the HWC workshops and see the Storify. ...more


21.07.16 - Looking for a new social enterprise venture?
Toolz Again is a potential new social enterprise looking for a social entrepreneur to run it....more


21.07.16 - Enterprise and Skills review - Call for Evidence
Scottish Government is undertaking an ‘end-to-end’ review of enterprise and skills services....more


21.07.16 - Ten Pounds, Five Days, One Goal
Join CFINE supporters today and sign up for the Community Food Challenge. ...more


21.07.16 - EU Funding & Brexit
Many of our members have asked us about the future of European Structural Funds and in particular the impending ESF programmes relevant to tackling poverty and the social economy....more


21.07.16 - Findhorn Bay Fesival
The biennial Findhorn Bay Festival is a spectacular six-day celebration of arts and culture, taking place at the heart of Moray showcasing artists of national and international renown....more


21.07.16 - Children and Young Peopleís Profile 2016 Stakeholder Consultation Survey
If you are involved in delivering services for children and young people then ScotPHO want to hear from you....more


14.07.16 - Introduction to new Roberston Trust funding strands
New funding strands go live on August 1st. Find out more about Care and Wellbeing, Strengthening Communities and Realising Potential....more


14.07.16 - Into the Artworld
Skids frontman Richard Jobson will return to his Fife homeland for the first solo exhibition of his work....more


14.07.16 - Inverness social enterprise picks up two awards
 A flourishing social enterprise based in Inverness has been recognised with two awards. ...more


14.07.16 - Mystery shoppers needed in Forth Valley
Do you operate in the Forth Valley area? If so, would your service users be interested in supporting a new initiative aimed at helping to make public places less noisy and easier for people to hear in?...more


14.07.16 - Holyroodís Sport in the Community Ė Friends of Senscot offer
The event on 29 September is bringing together a host of key stakeholders to explore the power of sport to make positive social benefits and improve outcomes....more


12.07.16 - New Chief Executive of Cultural Enterprise Office
Rachael Brown has been appointed Chief Executive of Cultural Enterprise Office....more


12.07.16 - GCU and Santander Work Placements 2015/16
GCU and Santander are offering an exciting opportunity for SMEs to take advantage of fully-funded work placements....more


12.07.16 - GCU and Santander Interns 2015/16
 GCU and Santander are offering an exciting opportunity for SMEs to take advantage of part-funded three month internships....more


08.07.16 - New Trading Arm for Art Link Central
Artlink Central are ready to launch our new social enterprise trading arm Creating Conversations Limited....more


08.07.16 - Exhibition and New Opening Times
Details of a new exhibition and change to opening times at The Makers Gallery & Bistro. ...more


07.07.16 - A space to thrive
To nurture and retain new artistic talent, you need affordable studio space. Audrey Carlin explains how Wasps is helping Scotland to strengthen its cultural scene. ...more


07.07.16 - Not the usual suspects!
With lack of exercise a recognised risk factor in life expectancy, how do we encourage those less active to adopt lifestyle changes around sport and physical activity?...more


07.07.16 - Can football for good, change the world of football for good?
Football when used as a tool for change is delivering social impact in communities across the world.  ...more


07.06.16 - Looking To Scale Your Social Enterprise
The next deadline for our UnLtd Scotland Grow It Awards is approaching....more


07.06.16 - Latest GSEN Newsletter
The latest Glasgow SEN newsletter has been published with new, vacancies, events and more. ...more


07.06.16 - Clutha pub turn an awful story into a great one
If ever there was an example of a good story coming out of a bad one, Glasgow's Clutha pub is surely it....more


07.06.16 - Ten Reasons to become come and work from On The Corner
On The Corner is a community space located close to Glasgow city centre....more


07.06.16 - Am Pŗipear editor recommends community-owned media
Communities with no dedicated local news service should consider launching their own newspaper....more


30.06.16 - Tackling food poverty
The Independent Short Life Working Group on Food Poverty recommends the Scottish Government should support more dignified and sustainable food provision....more


30.06.16 - Understanding Your Finances - Charity Accounts
A practical, interactive training session giving expert hints and tips to improve the quality of preparation and maximise the marketing potential of your charity’s accounts....more


30.06.16 - New Local Produce Cafť at Oban Pier Now Open
A former passenger area on Oban pier has been transformed into a café serving local produce to provide residents and visitors with Argyll’s finest foods to eat in, take home or enjoy on their......more


30.06.16 - John Pearce Memorial Lecture
The lecturer this year will be Pauline Graham from Social Firms Scotland....more


30.06.16 - THE PULSE | Brexit Special
Scottish Tourism Alliance opinion piece published in The Scotsman....more


29.06.16 - MHScot 'Your Way' E-Learning Progamme
As part of ‘MHScot Your Way’ we are very pleased to introduce you to our brand new E-Learning Packages. ...more


28.06.16 - Connecting with the corporate sector Ė a route to sustainable community sport?
A number of community sports organisation in Scotland have embraced the social enterprise model delivering in today’s terms “Sustainable Sport for Change”....more


23.06.16 - What if you could make a difference in the Girvan area?
If you are living in Girvan or one of the South Carrick villages, make sure you read this! ...more


23.06.16 - Broxburn United Scores New Funding Deal
SIS Community Capital invests £50,000 in Broxburn United to develop community wing....more


23.06.16 - Engage Renfrewshire Social Enterprise Video
The Renfrewshire Social Enterprise Network has gone from strength to strength since its inception as this video shows. ...more


15.06.16 - Eight lettings secured at refurbished Edinburgh Business Centre
Ryden has recently signed up eight new tenants at Castlebrae Business Centre, an Art-Deco Category B listed former school in Craigmillar that has been converted to provide over 35,000 sq ft of office /......more


16.06.16 - ISIRC: 8th International Social Innovation Research Conference
Social Innovation in the 21st Century: Beyond Welfare Capitalism?...more


09.09.16 - ESEN Newsletter
Social In The Gardens update, social mortgages and Transformation at ESEN!...more


09.06.16 - GSEN Monthly e-Newsletter
Latest news fromt the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network....more


09.16.16 - £250,000 Scottish Silver Scholarship Scheme Launched
Edinburgh Business School is launching a £250,000 scholarship scheme to celebrate its 25th anniversary. ...more


09.06.16 - Launching Greyfriars Charteris Centre
Greyfriars Kirk are pleased to announce that the former Kirk O’Field Church and St Ninians Centre, which united with the Kirk in October 2013, has been renamed and relaunched as the Greyfriars Charteris......more


09.06.16 - £350K to support community ownership
Communities across Scotland will now receive support to become land or buildings owners thanks to a £350,000 fund....more


09.06.16 - Asda helps Transition Extreme hit the road with new minibus
Donation of new minibus will support youth and community activities throughout the North East....more


09.06.16 - Registration now open for Social Enterprise Conference 2016
Speakers announced and registration is open....more


08.06.16 - DL Sound and Video Case Study
 The WHALE-Pod is a business incubator space for people keen to get their creative idea off the ground....more


02.06.16 - Glasgow to host social food festival
Glasgow will host the UK’s first food and drink festival with a social purpose it has been announced....more


02.06.16 - Tender for Cafe Operation
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced caterers to operate the café within the Halls. ...more


25.05.16 - The Next Big Social Thing launches
Founders of 10 great new social innovations have completed an Incubation programme....more


25.05.16 - Applications to DRILL open
Applications open for grants to carry out research / pilot projects on subjects reflecting the priorities of disabled people....more


25.05.16 - Summer Adventures
Check out the fantastic range of summer activities The Ecology Centre has available....more


19.05.16 - 2015/16 Santander SME Work Placements Programme
The programme provides funding of £1000 for SMEs, Social Enterprises etc (<250 staff £50M maximum turnover) to recruit a current Strathclyde student for a 1-month work placement –......more


19.05.16 - Community Learning Exchange Programme funding 2016/17
Scottish Community Alliance (SCA) has additional funding for 2016/17 to support a Community Learning Exchange Programme. ...more


19.05.16 - Current GRREC Workshops
Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre's 2 new workshops which we have coming up next month. ...more


19.05.16 - Free procurement training
The Supplier Development Programme offer expert procurement training, support and information to help you win public sector contracts to grow your business – and best of all it’s completely free...more


19.05.16 - Press Release: Local charity wins big at UK Charity Governance Awards 2016
Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust, a Cambuslang and Rutherglen based charity, are delighted to be counted as one of six winners at the UK Charity Governance Awards 2016....more


12.05.16 - New facilities at Kinghorn Loch
The Ecology Centre launches a unique venue to host events....more


11.05.16 - Launch of the Greyfriars Charteris Centre
Open house and Family Fun day....more


11.04.16 - Social Investment Scotland Wins Top Cabinet Office Award
SIS scooped the New Social Investors Award at the Cabinet Office Social Investment Awards....more


11.05.16 - Social enterprise bed firm celebrates distribution deal
Glencraft has secured a deal with Aberdeenshire department store Celebrations of Turriff to distribute its products....more


11.04.16 - Health charity leaders in conversation with Pennie Taylor
Join VHS for an informal and lively post-election discussion over breakfast,...more


11.05.16 - Call For New Scottish Parliament To Stamp Out Food Poverty
Nourish Scotland has sent evidence to a UN Committee detailing UK and Scottish Government failure to meet obligations under international human rights law....more


11.05.16 - Social enterprise creating a personalised childrenís book about dementia
There has been some great progress with The Ally Bally Bee Project since we last heard from them in January earlier this year....more


05.05.16 - Third Sector Survey
The Scottish Government has commissioned an evaluation of the TSI Network Model and VAS....more


05.05.16 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network.  ...more


29/04/16 - Healthy n Happy nominated for UK-wide award
Healthy n Happy are up for the ‘embracing opportunity and harnessing risk’ gong at the 2016 Charity Governance Awards....more


28/04/16 - Aberfeldy celebrates flying solo
Deputy First Minister John Swinney officially launched the new charity last week....more


28/04/16 - Social Enterprise Ė ready to startupÖor give up?
A simple 4-step process to help overcome barriers to get your project started…and funded!...more


28/04/16 - Next Mental Health Strategy
Update from Voluntary Health Scotland....more


28/04/16 - Reviewing SDS Progress
The Self-directed Support Policy Team within Scottish Government has been reviewing the progress of SDS....more


22.04.16 - Community Engagement &Third Sector Hustings
The Grassmarket Community Project is hosting a husting for the Scottish Parliamentary Election....more


21.04.16 - Visit by Korean Social Enterprise Students
Are you able to support a visit by 10-15 Korean post-graduates who are keen on having first-hand experience of social enterprise?...more


21.04.16 - A New Future For Employability Support In Scotland
From 1 April 2017, employment support services in Scotland will change....more


20.04.16 - Latest ESEN Newsletter
Social Media Training Courses for Social Enterprise, Business Awards, Community Enterprise event and more... ....more


15.04.16 - Screening and Hustings events
See details of the two upcoming events at the Grassmarket Community Project. ...more


14.04.15 - Two awards nominations for media co-op from Royal Television Society Scotland
The co-op has been nominated for the Animation Award and Best Editor award.  ...more


07.04.16 - SBSEC C.I.C. Spring Newsletter & Funding Opportunities
News, events, training and more from the Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber....more


06.04.16 - Are you in a position to assist the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry?
Glasgow SEN has been in touch asking if members are in a position to assist the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry....more


06.04.16 - ESEN Newstletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network....more


06.04.16 - GSEN Monthly e-Newsletter
All the latest news from the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network. ...more


06.04.16 - Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund
Launch of £500,000 fund to tackle social isolation strikes a chord with local Stirlingshire voluntary sector....more


06.04.16 - 2016 Social Enterprise Conference
Save the date for the 2016 Social Enterprise Conference in Dundee....more


31.03.16 - Fight For Peace Alumni Programme
Fight For Peace is currently recruiting new alumni for our 2016 cohort....more


31.03.16 - An update from the Engine Shed
Possible new Engine Shed Cafe based in a shipping container by the Union Canal at the Calder’s Edinburgh....more


31.03.16 - More than £1 Million Pledged for Charities
Boost for projects to help reduce and prevent reoffending....more


31.03.16 - Build Your Social Enterprise in A Day - Stranraer
A one-day workshop that will take you through the process of taking an idea for a social enterprise from a concept to implementation and launch....more


30.03.16 - The role of third sector data in prevention
Paper produced by SCVO for senior officials in Scottish Government based on discussions at the Third Sector Roundtable on Prevention Group....more


17.03.16 - European Social Fund (ESF) Ė Tackling Poverty Social Entrepreneur Development Programme Stakeholder Consultation Facilitated Workshops
The Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise are currently developing a new ESF funded programme to support the personal development of individual social entrepreneurs. ...more


21.03.16 - Supporting families and communities
£2 million additional investment allocated....more


22.03.16 - Asset Transfer Consultation
The Scottish Government has published an open consultation on the Asset Transfer Draft Regulations under the Community Empowerment Act. The consultation is open to individuals and organisations. Please......more


22.03.16 - CRNS Glasgow Forum
CRNS is pleased to announce the April date for the latest CRNS Glasgow Forum....more


22.03.16 - Scottish Procurement Policy Note
Publication of Statutory Guidance under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014...more


22.03.16 - Free Introduction to Selling Workshop
Today’s economic climate is forcing Social Enterprises to become less grant dependent and more self-reliant. ...more


17.03.16 - Free Negotiation Skills Workshop
Whether dealing with customers, suppliers, contractors, colleagues or Board Members, good negotiating skills are crucial to obtaining acceptance of your ideas or agreeing to contract terms. ...more


17.03.16 - Start Up and Fine Tune Your Social Enterprise
This workshop is all about helping you put the basic processes and elements of your social enterprise in place so you are better prepared as your business starts and grows....more


17.03.16 - Free Capacity Building Workshop for SME's & Social Enterprise
Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor is Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste partner.  Working with 96% of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and......more


11.03.16 - Investing in coalfield communities
£750,000 to tackle inequalities in former coalfield areas.   An organisation that works to tackle inequalities in ex-mining communities will receive £750,000 to boost community engagement......more


15.03.16 - Why contracting out to private health providers doesnít always work
Privatisation of physiotherapy services in Bristol has seen waiting times rocket from six to 20 weeks. We need better regulation of how contracts are awarded...more


17.03.16 - Health Inequalities Research in Scotland: Knowledge Exchange Conference
Voluntary Health Scotland are organising a one day conference to explore research in to health inequalities in Scotland. ...more


10.03.16 - Please Vote Charity of the Year Awards
Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) have made the final 3 in the Recruiter Magazine Charity of the Year Awards and we need your vote!  ...more


09.03.16 - Interactive Networking Event
The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University invites you to an “Interactive Networking Event”...more


10.03.16 - Invitation: Communities at the Centre lunch & launch
CHEX is hosting a lunch/launch event in Glasgow on the 30th March (12-2pm) to launch its latest case study report – More Communities At the Centre. These illustrate the valuable contribution community-led......more


10.03.16 - Partick Thistle teaming up with charity to bring amputee football to Scotland for the first time
A pioneering Scottish charity has teamed up with a Premiership team to provide football training sessions for amputees....more


10.03.16 - Fit for Purpose 2016 & Beyond Programme
Tackling the transformation of health and care services? Grappling with efficiencies whilst providing the best services you can? Shifting from reactive services to a more proactive, upstream model?...more


08.03.16 - Hibs kick off unique Easter Road medical centre plan
Hibs are set to open a medical centre at Easter Road as part of a bid to make residents healthier and happier....more


03.03.16 - Food Poverty Survey
Over recent years, food insecurity has featured at the heart of the debate about poverty and inequality in the UK....more


03.03.16 - Learning Programme
Dates published for the latest Social Enterprise Academy learning programme....more


03.03.16 - Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber Newsletter
Newsletter contains important information and articles regarding the sector, members, upcoming events & training, legislation....more


03.03.16 - Latest social enterprise news from Dundee
DSEN are very proud to present a refreshed newsletter....more


25.02.16 - Upcoming Cooking Classes
Learn to cook for family and friends! Our Absolute Beginners cooking course runs one evening a week for 3 weeks. ...more


22.02.16 - Bicycle Jumble Sale
You are invited to participate in The Glasgow Bike Station Jumble Sale on the Saturday 12th March. ...more


24.02.16 - A Business Incubator for new-start creative and arts enterprises
The WHALE-Pod is a friendly and informal business incubator space within the WHALE Arts Centre....more


24.02.16 - Don't miss out on CEIS Conference early-bird rate - ends in 1 week!
Early-bird bookings end 29th February: Book Now!...more


24.02.16 - Falkirk Funders Fayre 2016
Finding new sources of funding is crucial to the third sector....more


24.02.16 - Latest Newsletter from ESEN
ESEN’s new Chief Executive Claire Patullo formally joins the Network from the 7th of March....more


24.02.16 - National award for the foodservice sector in Scotland
Are you interested in meeting the growing public demand for healthy food and promoting your company as a responsible, health-conscious business?...more


24.02.16 - Strengthening the Links
The Strengthening the links events are becoming a staple in the calendar and have been going from strength to strength....more


24.02.16 - £100k funding for pioneering tool to help give people with dementia a voice
Two organisations specialising in communication services and support given funding to develop new online....more


18.02.16 - Nicola Sturgeon announces £6m funding for Community Jobs Scotland
The First Minister has announced a £6.1m funding boost to help unemployed and vulnerable young people into employment....more


18.02.16 - Showroom Show Off
Glasgow Wood Recycling we've been working really hard to bring you a brand-new retail space....more


18.02.16 - Homeless World Cup set to return home to Glasgow
Globally renowned football tournament set up to promote social inclusion around the world is to return to its Scottish roots for the first time in over a decade....more


18.02.16 - Growing your Creative Business: How to Work with the Tourism Industry
Developing your craft business is about more than just creating beautiful products....more


18.02.16 - Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund and Violence Against Women and Girls Fund
Launch of the Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund and Violence Against Women and Girls Fund for 2016-17....more


18.02.16 - Could you give someone who has a learning disability a job?
An innovative partnership redesigning and developing support and opportunities for people across Glasgow who have learning disabilities....more


18.02.16 - Tailored Business Support for Existing Third Sector Organisations
Passion and commitment are the cornerstones to every successful enterprise but, despite the obvious desire, on its own a business will only go so far....more


16.02.16 - NatWest SE100 Annual Report 2015 highlights £451m turnover of Scottish social enterprises
Venture Mòr highlighted as a leading example with 685% growth in turnover. ...more


11.02.16 - Cafť Opportunity Available
Queens Cross Housing Association is looking to explore options to outsource its existing café area to an existing social enterprise café/catering company....more


11.02.16 - "Analytical Exchange" Programme 2016
3rd sector invited to bid for very short sharp projects where statistical / analytical skills could make a difference to organisations....more


10.02.16 - SEEP : Pilot Projects Pathfinder Fund : Call 2016
A call for pilot integrated energy efficiency projects to be led by local authorities with their partners was issued by the Scottish Government....more


10.02.16 - Scottish Borders Monthly Update
Funding opportunities, news, events, training and more....more


10.02.16 - Glasgow SEN newsletter
News from the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and members. ...more


10.02.16 - Employability SEN newsletter 3
Latest edition of the Employability SEN with updates, jobs and more....more


10.02.16 - Latest Newsletter from ESEN
News, events, vacancies and more from the Edinburgh SEN....more


10.02.16 - Dundee churches consider setting up social enterprise to tackle unemployment
Dundee’s churches have joined together to provide their own solution to the city’s unemployment crisis....more


10.02.16 - Time limited special offers available from The Melting Pot
Ever considered basing yourself at or under the umbrella of The Melting Pot – Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation? ...more


04.02.16 - You Can Cook is a Living Wage Employer!
Local social enterprise You Can Cook has been accredited as a “Living Wage Employer” by the Scottish Living Wage Foundation....more


04.02.16 - Spotlight on Research in Health Inequalities
The topic for the forthcoming Cross Party Group meeting is: Spotlight on Research in Health Inequalities....more


04.02.16 - Tackling Inequalities in partnership; are we getting it right?
Following on from the success of last years’ conference the National Third Sector GIRFEC Project will be hosting their second National Learning event on February 26th....more


04.02.16 - "Volunteering into Work" Survey
Work4ME have been given the opportunity to conduct a survey around volunteering....more


04.02.16 - Getting Your Community Growing Finances Well-Rooted
This practical workshop for people who are responsible for managing the finances of their organisation or project....more


04.02.16 - Reporting changes and water charges for Scottish charities
A couple of notes for Scottish charities on reporting changes and water charge exemption....more


29.01.16 - Climate Challenge Fund To Continue
Community groups across Scotland are being invited to apply for a share of over £10 million Scottish Government funding for action against climate change....more


28.01.16 - Fundraising Concert invitation
Grassmarket Community Project’s team invite you to attend our 2016 Fundraising Concert this Saturday 6th of February....more


28.01.16 - Community Shares Scotland
Free event to learn more about community shares model & how it can benefit your own community or the communities you support....more


28.01.16 - Helping People With Early Stage Dementia Live Independently
Rapport Network CIC was founded last year with the aim of helping people with early stage dementia live independently by utilising assistive technologies....more


28.01.16 - The Village Storytelling Training Programme
The adult training programme covers the art and performance of storytelling and its application as a tool for engagement, learning and support....more


28.01.16 - Latest news from The Ally Bally Bee Project
How do you explain dementia to a six year old?...more


28.01.16 - Cycling scheme to tackle city's poor health record
A new cycling scheme which aims to tackle Glasgow's poor heath record is being launched....more


28.01.16 - FREE De-mystifying the Web Workshop
Ever wanted to know how the web works and how to get more from it?  ...more


28.01.16 - Latest Edinburgh SEN Newsletter
After three and a half years with ESEN, Linsay has left to go and work for Community Land Scotland.  ...more


27.01.16 - Interdisciplinary and Printmaking Residencies now open for application
Space for thinking: across art forms...more


21.01.16 - Moray Landownerís Generous Gift To Charity For Unique Community Outdoor Adventure Project
100 acres of land and buildings gifted to Outfit Moray to realise long held ambition of creating a centre for outdoor learning, adventure and nature exploration. ...more


21.01.16 - Radical film festival in Glasgow to provide alternative to mainstream
Many social enterprises involved in the Radical Film Festival. ...more


21.01.16 - Social enterprises are leading the way in building a fairer Scotland
 Major new report highlights social enterprises as a model for private sector to learn from. ...more


14.01.16 - Furnishing a Fairer Future
One of Scotland’s most successful supported businesses has rubber-stamped its commitment to fair employment and diversity....more


14.01.16 - Nourish January News
Latest newsletter from Nourish....more


14.11.15 - Latest newsletter from Edinburgh SEN
News, event, tenders and more from the Edinburgh SEN. ...more


14.01.16 - Live the Good Stuff
Edinburgh SEN is launching its 'Live the Good Stuff' campaign on 'Blue Monday' which is the 25th of January this year.  ...more


14.01.16 - Significant new investment to improve services for children and adults.
More than £54m will be made available to improve access to mental health services, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced. ...more


12.01.16 - 100 Sustainable Scottish Buildings
SEDA is working on a publication, '100 Sustainable Scottish Buildings' in association with this year's Festival of Architecture....more


07.01.16 - Sport for Development
Senscot are partners in an unconstituted yet active Sport for Development network.  This network comprises a number of partners who all play a role in the sport for change arena across Scotland and......more


07.01.16 - Digital Marketing for Small Businesses
FREE CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR GLASGOW BASED SME’s & SOCIAL ENTERPRISES...more


07.01.16 - Press Release
In 2000 just at the start of the New Millennium My son John took his own life he was 30, He was talented clever and kind but he developed real severe mental health problems and life was just one crises......more


17.12.15 - Scottish Fair Trade Business Targeting A ĎRice Revolutioní
A Scottish fair trade business is launching a new rice product this week which it hopes will create a ‘rice revolution’ by persuading consumers to buy ethically and, in turn, help to benefit......more


17.12.15 - Herland: Alter Native Burns
Glasgow Women’s Library is launching a new programme, Herland, that will bring established and emerging talent of Scottish women to the fore....more


17.12.15 - Measuring Social Impact
A one day workshop for individuals who wish to prove the social value of their organisations work....more


17.12.15 - Authors Support Bookdonors 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Bookdonors - a leading Social Enterprise based in the Borders - is celebrating 10 Years of On-line Trading....more


17.12.15 - Entire board resigns from crisis-hit charity following governance concerns
The entire board of a charity that has received more than £1 million in donations and public funding in recent years has resigned in disgrace following long-standing concerns over how it is run....more


10.12.15 - WHALE AGM and showcase event
Just over a week to go until THE event of the festive season...the WHALE AGM and showcase event featuring live music, theatre, crafts, mince pies and more 6pm onwards!...more


10.12.15 - Social Innovation Northern Ireland
Over the next 6 months TMP will be facilitating the co-design process for the creation of "Social Innovation Northern Ireland"....more


10.12.15 - Briefing for Members
The purpose of this briefing is to inform WLSEN members of our position in relation to ongoing concerns and speculation in connection with the VSGWL....more


10.12.15 - FEAST: An Appetite for Change
We're a diverse bunch with experience in social enterprise, food and hospitality, community building and the creative industries. We all have a passion for food and people and we love a good dinner party!...more


10.12.15 - Health and Social Care Integration and the Third Sector
An opportunity to actively engage with Audit Scotland, following publication of their first audit on health and social care integration....more


10.12.15 - Tackling Inequalities in partnership; are we getting it right?
The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project will be hosting their second National Learning event on February 26th 2016....more


10.12.15 - Brands up their game in ethical advertising
Customers increasingly care about social responsibility and brands must buy into it too, not make it a marketing afterthought....more


10.12.15 - NatWest SE100 index highlights prosperous social enterprise sector in Scotland
Scotland has been recognised as a leading region for social enterprises in the UK and features many of the top performing social enterprises on the NatWest SE100 Index....more


03.12.15 - Audit Scotland Press Statement
Audit Scotland report notes voluntary sector as a significant partner in developing integration....more


03.12.15 - Developing Enterprising Skills: Micro Enterprise and Social Care
This programme will provide you with core business knowledge, tools and entrepreneurial skills that are critical in creating, developing and sustaining a micro enterprise....more


03.11.15 - Latest newsletter from the Dundee SEN
All the latest news, events, funding information and more from the Dundee SEN....more


03.12.15 - Gallery closure and farewell party
Sad news as The Gallery on the Corner announces its closure due to financial pressures....more


03.12.15 - Investors in Young People Information Session
BRAG Enterprises Ltd, Fife Council and Fife Voluntary Action are hosting an information session with Laura Peacock from Investors in Young People....more


03.12.15 - Latest Edinburgh SEN newsletter
The latest news and events from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network....more


03.12.15 - DSL social enterprise offering
DSL provide loan funding for social enterprises, charities, co-ops and employee owned businesses that deliver high social impact....more


03.12.15 - Investors in Young People 100% Funding
Investors in People Scotland are working hard to promote youth employment....more


30.11.15 - The Role of Volunteers in Dementia Care:
A survey for organisations involved with Dementia care....more


30.11.15 - Access Good Food and save costs with FareShare
FareShare is a national network redistributing surplus food from producers and suppliers to organisations that work with vulnerable people.  ...more


30.11.15 - Freedom Programme
Details of the Freedom Programme from Saje Scotland....more


30.11.15 - Discussion paper on the development of Food Hubs
This paper outlines some current developments in food and drink at international, national, city and local level....more


30.11.15 - Position Statement on Food Poverty
The purpose of this paper is to outline NHS Health Scotland’s position on food poverty in Scotland....more


26.11.15 - Your Scottish Parliament
A half day conference for anyone who wants to learn more about the Scottish Parliament and how to get your voice heard....more


26.11.15 - Social firm wins council recycling contract
Significant contract won by Alloa social firm to recycle glass....more


26.11.15 - New Multi Million Lottery Funding Opens for Business in Scotland
Big Lottery Scotland has £250M of life changing Lottery funds to commit in Scotland over next 5 years....more


25.11.15 - Launch of the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership
The launch of the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership takes place as part of The Only Way is Ethics Festival....more


25.11.15 - Community Food Fund
The Fund has been created to help promote local food and drink over the next two years, from the formation of food networks to helping, deliver specific training, from establishing new farmers' markets......more


25.11.15 - SFS 15th Anniversary
Social Firms Scotland celebrated its 15th Anniversary this week....more


25.11.15 - Fundraiser for Theatre Nemo
A fun raiser is taking place on the 2nd Dec for continuation of the workshop....more


25.11.15 - Social Entrepreneurs' Chat Show 2015 - Videos Out Now!
All the Social Enterprise Chat Show videos are now online....more


25.11.15 - Latest Newsletter from the SBSEC
The Chamber recently celebrated its 10th birthday and would like to thank all members old and new for their continued support and cooperation....more


19.11.15 - Q&A - Youth Employment Activity Plans
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18.11.15 - Gallery on the Corner December previews
Two exhibition previews taking place in December....more


18.11.15 - Scotlandís newest care at home social enterprise gains a 5 star rating Ė for Ďgoing the extra mileí
‘At Home in East Lothian’ has just received a quality grading of 5 across all categories from the Care Inspectorate....more


18.11.15 - Glasgow Social Enterprise wins Environmental Initiative of the Year Award
Congratulations to Glasgow Bike Station for winning Environmental Initiative of the Year 2015 Award. ...more


18.11.15 - IIYP Summary
Time is running out to take advantage of up to 75% funding for Investors in Young People accreditation and advice!...more


18.11.15 - SE Conference & Ceilidh presentations and Storify
See the presentations from the 11th SE Conference & Ceilidh from last week. ...more


18.11.15 - Latest Scottish Borders SEC Newsletter
All the latest news, events and funding opportunities. ...more


11.11.15 - Craft Sale
Community Food Initiatives North East is holding an Upcycle Craft Sale on 21st Nov....more


11.11.15 - You're invited to bring a party to a party!
Instant Neighbour is inviting you to share in some Christmas cheer, 3 course dinner, wine and dancing with a raffle and prizes on 4th December....more


11.11.15 - New Trustees sought for Glasgow Bike Station
Due to retirements from the board of directors, Glasgow Bike Station is seeking two new trustees with an interest in supporting a growing Glasgow social enterprise and cycling organisation....more


11.11.15 - Wasps Open Studios 2015
Join Waps for the annual celebration of the creative and diverse studio community that it supports across Scotland!...more


11.11.15 - What ĎAccelerating Growthí could mean for social enterprises in South East Scotland
The City Region Deal bid, at its heart, is a mechanism to support new ideas. It is an opportunity for local people to take charge of the decisions that affect their area....more


06.11.15 - Tackling food poverty
New group to explore ways to reduce reliance on foodbanks....more


06.11.15 - Communities aim to eradicate food poverty
Innovative scheme to provide food and support to those in need. ...more


05.11.15 - Healthier Scotland Engagement Fund
VAF is delighted to announce the launch of the Scottish Government’s new Healthier Scotland Engagement Fund....more


05.11.15 - Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Herald Society Awards 2015!!!
Gregory Chauvet, Manager at Glasgow Bike Station was awarded the 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' at the Herald Society Awards 2015!...more


05.11.15 - Meet the Social Funder
 A half-day event to meet and discuss with funders, including commercial lenders to obtain new ways in which funding can be accessed....more


05.11.15 - New VAS Board Elected
A note from Calum Irving, VAS CEO, on the newly elected VAS board....more


05.11.15 - New Report Demonstrates Impact of TSIs
Voluntary Action Scotland has launched a new report looking at the impact of third sector interfaces....more


05.11.15 - Winners of Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2015 Announced
Social Enterprise Scotland announced the winners of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2015, at a celebration awards ceremony in The Scottish Parliament....more


05.11.15 - Latest news from the Glasgow SEN
Catch-up on all the latest news from the Glasgow SEN and members....more


02.11.15 - Latest newsletter from ESEN
Latest news, events and funding news from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network....more


02.11.15 - Mapping Report on Social Enterprise in Argyll and Bute
The social enterprise sector makes a substantial contribution to the Argyll and Bute economy. with a combined income of almost £40.7m, a spending power of £38.7.8m and total assets of......more


29.10.15 - Help make Living Wage Week bigger & better than ever
As well as the prize draw, one of the other focuses we have for Living Wage Week this year is social media and it would be wonderful if you could lend your support....more


29.10.15 - Torch Trophy Trust Open to Applications
Bursaries of between £100 and £1,000 are available to help volunteers wishing to undertake training to enhance their knowledge or improve their coaching skills to assist their club, organisation......more


29.10.15 - The Making Of Flat Pack Meals
Flat Pack Meals is a collaboration between Drumchapel L.I.F.E. and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow....more


29.10.15 - First State Investments Scotland Fund
If you are a local voluntary or community group based within a 35 mile radius of central Edinburgh and you need funding for a project, the First State Investments Scotland Fund may be able to help.  ...more


29.10.15 - Social entrepreneurs to graduate from BoS project
Eighteen social entrepreneurs will next week graduate from an initiative backed by Bank of Scotland in a ceremony to be held at its Edinburgh headquarters....more


27.10.15 - New scam targeting individuals who have recently registered a business
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is alerting people to a new scam where businesses are contacted soon after registering with Companies House to pay a “fee”....more


27.10.15 - MSEN Dates for the diary
A few MSEN dates for you to add to your diaries if you so please! ...more


22.10.15 - Sector survey supporting SG international strategy
CEIS is conducting a survey to better understand what international trade in the social enterprise sector currently looks like....more


22.10.15 - Traditions in Place Perth and Kinross
A day event for musicians, dancers, storytellers, promoters, teachers, community activists etc interested in the traditional arts and oral and local history in Perth and Kinross....more


22.10.15 - Shape the 2016 Power of Food Festival programme
The Power of Food Festival had a great start earlier this year and the very positive feedback received indicated there's an appetite for doing it again....more


22.10.15 - Social Firms Scotland has reached the ripe age of 15!
To mark the occasion SFS is hosting a celebration of its work and that of our members at Oran Mor on November 24th....more


22.10.15 - Social enterprise takes centre stage in Scotland
Social enterprise has a long and proud history in Scotland but the results of the country’s first comprehensive sector census show that it is thriving today as never before....more


22.10.15 - NatWest SE100 awards showcase the best of the UKís social enterprise sector
This year’s awards build a clear picture of a thriving social enterprise sector that is supporting economic growth in the UK and delivering positive social impact....more


22.10.15 - Adult Training Programme
Details of training courses from The Village Storytelling Centre....more


22.10.15 - Business innovation using Gaelic as an asset
HIE has developed a new Gaelic Innovation Investments product....more


22.10.15 - DSEN Newsletter
Packed October update from the Dundee SEN highlights news, event, funding and much more. ...more


22.10.15 - Latest ESEN Newsletter
The latest newsletter from Edinburgh SEN has been published with news, events and more....more


21.10.15 - SE Conference & Ceilidh
£5,000 available for the winner of the Dragons' Den this year!...more


21.10.15 - Breathing Space Callander 10k
Skidaddle is thrilled to announce their new partnership with NHS Breathing Space. ...more


21.10.15 - 2015 Autumn Training Programme
Here at The Village, we know first-hand the positive impact that storytelling can have on a person’s life....more


20.10.15 - West Lothian SEN Social Evening
Blog reflecting back to the successful social evening at the Cairn Hotel in Bathgate....more


14.10.15 - Boeing 737 aeroplane to be turned into new Glasgow party pad
A large Boeing 737 salvaged from the scrapyard is about to take off as a restaurant in Glasgow. ...more


15.10.15 - VAS Conference 2015 Presentations
Presentations from the latest VAS conference....more


15.10.15 - Professional services key to growing social enterprise sector
Social Investment Scotland launches campaign to open up world of social investment....more


15.10.15 - Social Entrepreneur's Chat Show
The Melting Pot announces the return of the Social Entrepreneurs' Chat Show....more


15.10.15 - November exhibition preview
The Gallery on the Corner has announced its forthcoming November exhibition by Newton Ross. The Summer That Never Was, starts on Sat 7th Nov....more


15.08.15 - Culture day draws bumper crowds to Forres
Press release about Culture Day Forres, which took place on Saturday 26 September....more


14.10.15 - Living Wage Week Prize Draw
Thanks to the amazing generosity of accredited Living Wage employers, Poverty Alliance has a great range of prizes to give away....more


14.10.15 - Training courses from Crisis
Details of Mindfulness / Loss, Grief & Bereavement in a Counselling Context training from Crisis....more


14.10.15 - Voting launches for The Drum
The Drum and SheSays are calling on the industry to vote for the individual to be named Woman of the Year at this year's SheSays Awards. ...more


14.10.15 - Business Development Workshops : Introduction to Web Design
This foundation-level course taking place in Edinburgh is designed to introduce web design at a high level.  ...more


14.10.15 - NatWest SE100 announces shortlist for 2015 Awards
The UK’s top performing social enterprises in the running to win a share of over £32k prize fund. ...more


08.10.15 - Introduction to Tendering / Demystifying the Web
Two workshops from Just Enterprise taking place in November....more


08.10.15 - An Observatory for Sport in Scotland - A project proposal for funding
Sport can be a force for improvement of all aspects of life....more


06.10.15 - Dundee Commons Festival
Dundee Social Enterprise network was delighted to be asked to be involved in the recent Commons Festival....more


06.10.15 - Breadshareís Products now available from The Leith Food Assembly
Breadshare is excited to be part of an innovative way to buy locally produced food....more


06.10.15 - A Quick Glance at CFINE
Background information on CFINE....more


06.10.15 - Improving Health and Well-Being Ė Business for Community Benefit
Strength in the Collective! ...more


01.10.15 - BRAG Enterprises, Fife Council and Fife SEN have organised a visit to Healthy Options
Healthy Options is a community health initiative which encourages people to get healthier and fitter through participation in a flexible programme of activity designed to meet individual needs....more


01.10.15 - Social Investment delivers jobs, income and social good for Scotland
Increased social investment by Social Investment Scotland has supported the creation of hundreds of new jobs and an increase in trading income by its customers over the past year....more


01.10.15 - Balance Bike Project
Edinburgh Bike Station has launched a crowdfunding campaign to supply each nursery in Edinburgh with balance bikes. ...more


01.10.15 - Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network launch new report, ĎCelebrate the good stuff'
The report reveals that the turnover of the sector has trebled from £44 million to £120 million in two years....more


01.10.15 - Buy the Good Stuff campaign
 ESEN has now launched a 90 second film aimed at the public to help them understand what it means when they spot Doogie Goodstuff....more


01.10.15 - Social Enterprise in Glasgow 2015
The research shows social enterprise as a dynamic and growing source of economic activity in Glasgow....more


24.09.15 - Community Sport in Scotland - Dying? Dormant? Dynamic?
Please join us at this event which will explore the future direction of Community Sport in Scotland and review the positive influence which an effective and engaged team of sports professionals, volunteers......more


23.09.15 - Applications sought from groups for funding activities and services.
The next closing date for applications to the Weir Charitable Trust is the 26th February 2016. Community groups and charities based in Scotland can apply to for funding to support specific activities and......more


23.09.15 - Loads going on at tsi Moray Social Enterprise Network!
Moray SEN dates for your diaries - Events, training, support and network meetings!...more


23.09.15 - Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2015
Passion is the theme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) 2015, which takes place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October.  ...more


23.09.15 - Edinburgh SEN Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Edinburgh SEN has been published....more


23.09.15 - Vital Spark recruiting for social enterprise hubs in Rothesay and Campbeltown
Vital Spark is setting up social enterprise hubs in Dunoon, Rothesay and Campbeltown and inviting people to come up with an idea that will have a positive impact in their communities. ...more


23.09.15 - Social enterprise competition at Glasgow Caledonian
Extended deadline for competition....more


10.09.15 - Five new animations from the media co-op
Already this year media co-op has released five animations. These are all publicly available training resources which you and/or your colleagues may find useful in your work....more


17.09.15 - £1.3 million extra employment support
The Community Jobs Scotland scheme has received an additional £1.3 million from the Scottish Government to help more people with barriers to employment into jobs....more


17.09.15 - Long term plan for health improvement and health and social care provision
The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport announced her intention to develop a long term (10-15 years) plan for health improvement and health and social care provision, building on and adding......more


17.09.15 - One World Shop launches Crowdfunding Campaign
Edinburgh’s award-winning City Centre fair trade shop is launching an urgent crowdfunding campaign today to help fund the refurbishment of an exciting new shop.  ...more


17.09.15 - Community Shares Scotland - Glasgow Roadshow
Details of the upcoming Community Shares Roadshow taking place in Glasgow on the 30th October....more


16.09.15 - A Place for Everyone? Debate Series 2015/16
Is it possible to design places that everyone can use and thrive in, without excluding certain groups?...more


17.09.15 - Sturgeon shows her support for Scotland's Homeless World Cup squads
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has shown her support for Scotland’s Homeless World Cup squads ahead of the tournament in Amsterdam....more


17.09.15 - Investors in Young People
Investors in Young People (IIYP) is designed to help employers meet their business goals by harnessing the creativity and skills of Young People....more


16.09.15 - Culture day returns to Forres explosion of arts and creativity
Over 80 arts and cultural events will be taking place throughout Forres town centre on Saturday 26 September as part of Culture Day 2015....more


16.09.15 - The Melting Pot ignites social change in southern Scotland
The Melting Pot’s specialist social innovation incubation programme is tripling in size for 2015-16 – igniting social change throughout southern Scotland....more


10.09.15 - Annual networking conference 2015
The Community Food and Health (Scotland) Annual networking conference 2015 takes place on 28th Oct in Perth. ...more


10.09.15 - New programme to help not for profit arts organisations operate more efficiently
Arts & Business Scotland is launching a new programme to help not for profit arts organisations operate more efficiently in a business environment....more


10.09.15 - Mindful Awareness Training
Details of the upcoming Mindful Awareness Training from Crisis....more


10.09.15 - Latest edition of the Scottish Borders SE newsletter
News, events and funding opportunities from the Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber CIC....more


10.09.15 - Latest Newsletter from Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network
News and events from the Edinburgh SEN Members....more


10.09.15 - What would make Scotland fairer?
Grassroots community groups are holding events throughout Scotland during the next few weeks to discuss how to make Scotland a fairer place. ...more


10.09.15 - Making health inequalities everyone's business
Details of two upcoming events from Voluntary Health Scotland....more


03.09.15 - New social investment workshops
If you’re interested in learning more about social investment, or are preparing for a loan, then these workshops by Social Investment Scotland are for you....more


03.09.15 - Instant Neighbour would like your support!
Instant Neighbour has been shortlisted for funds from M&S Energy for solar panels to be placed on our roof at St Machar Drive....more


03.09.15 - Snow sports centre doubles visitors in two years
Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex has doubled its paying visitors over the past two years after taking on a significant investment in its facilities....more


03.09.15 - Community groups receive grants to decide on fairer Scotland
Voluntary Action Fund releases first grants from the Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund....more


03.09.15 - Festival Report
This summer, Edinburgh hosted the inaugural Power of Food Festival a packed weekend of events and family activities celebrating community food growing across the city....more


03.09.15 - Refugee men in Glasgow call for an end to violence against women
A powerful new film made by refugee men in Glasgow has called for an end to violence against women. ...more


03.09.15 - Real World Employability Competition
The Real World Employability Competition is an exciting and challenging competition for GCU students from all departments and subject disciplines....more


27.08.15 - Join a community choir
"In Full Voice" has been rehearsing at the Theatre Nemo studio since last year and are looking for new members for the new term....more


27.08.15 - Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund
The Scottish Government’s Fairer Scotland Engagement Fund provides grants of up to £300 (or exceptionally up to £500 for a larger event) to small voluntary organisations and community......more


27.08.15 - Coalfield Community Challenge
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is looking to develop ideas that will increase levels of physical activity in the coalfields community....more


27.08,15 - Entrepreneurial Scots Get Cash Injection from Unique Programme
Five Scottish entrepreneurs have secured a share of almost £20,000 of seed funding to create businesses that benefit their local community. The funding is part of Firstport’s pioneering Ditto......more


27.08.15 - Social Innovation Incubator Award 15-16 Award
Details of the 2015-16 SIIA from The Melting Pot....more


27.08.15 - Free Bike Breakfast
Bike Breakfast - to celebrate Cycle to Work Day the Glasgow Bike Station will be on the Broomielaw fuelling your commute to work with a free Bike Breakfast - pastries, cereal bars, fruit and all the tea......more


27.08.15 - Development Grants available for cycling projects
Cycling Scotland is currently offering Development Grants of up to £20,000 to help community groups....more


27.08.15 - £1.7M for Town Centre Development
Alex Neil announces fund to help communities regenerate town centres across Scotland....more


27.08.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh SEN with news, events, funding and more....more


20.08.15 - Round 2 of ASDA Community Capital is still open for expressions of interest.
Remember the 5p plastic bag tax? ASDA gives SIS half of that, and it is able to reinvest it in Scottish communities by offering flexible loans to social businesses...more


20.08.15 - Budgeting for Your Organisation & Funding Applications
Details of a FREE workshop from Just Enterprise taking place in Edinburgh on 22nd Oct. ...more


20.08.15 - Interactive, outdoor, 'Walking Theatre'!
The Walking Theatre Company is a Social Enterprise based in rural Cowal, who produce a unique brand of interactive, outdoor, 'Walking Theatre'!...more


19.08.15 - Health & Social Care Workshops
Details of upcoming workshops across Aberdeenshire to facilitate further involvement of Third & Community Sector partners in the Health & Social Care Integration process.  ...more


19.08.15 - Cultural Newsletter
Latest edition of the Curltural & Creative SEN Newsletter ...more


13.08.15 - Full garden design service at Glasgow Wood Recycling.
Glasgow Wood Recycling is now offering a full garden design service....more


13.08.15 - The Melting Pot reopens for business
The Melting Pot, Scotland's Centre for Social Innovation in Edinburgh, has reopened for business having completely transformed their space and business offering....more


13.08.15 - 2016 Round of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme competition now open
The Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) is a globally-renowned business executive education course which covers the entire enterprise creation process....more


13.08.15 - Thinking Ahead in the Early Years
The GCPH 17th Healthier Future Forum is taking place on the morning of Tuesday 15th September in Trades Hall of Glasgow....more


13.08.15 - Volunteers sought to share knowledge
Experienced volunteers in Scotland are being called upon to share their knowledge and help rural community projects to flourish....more


13.08.15 - Market on the Corner
Did you miss out on Market on the Corner this month? Is it something you vowed never to miss again? Well now is your chance! Market on the Corner will be back with a bang on 5th and 6th September and......more


13.08.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network...more


13.08.15 - GSEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from Glasgow Social Enterprise Network ...more


13.08.15 - Scottish social investment fund opens for business
SIS Community Capital to support up to ten social enterprises in Scotland....more


07.08.15 - West Lothian Social Enterprise News
Latest news from the West Lothian Social Enterprise Network....more


07.08.15 - Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund
Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund is a new fund to further encourage physical activity among Scotland’s least active people as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games....more


06.08.15 - Challenging Mental Health Stigma. One conversation at a time.
How many times have you thought.... 'I wish you could walk a mile in my shoes'...more


06.08.15 - SIIA Graudation, 24th Aug. 3.30 - 5.30pm
The Melting Pot would like to invite you to a special afternoon highlighting the next generation of social innovation as the Social Innovation Incubator awardees fly the nest....more


06.08.15 - SE100 Awards 2015
The deadline for the SE100 Awards 2015 is fast approaching! Profiles must be completed by midday 24 August 2015 for social enterprises to qualify for the awards....more


31.07.15 - Application for funding
Strathclyde University in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire and Lanarkshire Sport and Recreation services of the council are looking to apply for funding from innovate UK to set up and evaluate the impact......more


31.07.15 - New briefing recommends action to reduce health inequalities
NHS Health Scotland has launched the first in a series of inequality briefings to support stakeholders in taking the action needed to reduce health inequalities and improve overall health....more


31.07.15 - Call for examples of good practice in partnership working to reduce inequalities for children and young people
One of the key elements of the project is to ensure that the knowledge, skills and networks of the third sector are consistently embedded and widely shared....more


31.07.15 - Deputy First Minister John Swinney visits CANAPE
CANAPE's social enterprise in providing an alternative healthy bbq has taken off during the Summer of 2015....more


30.07.15 - Strength in the Collective!
CFINE has been trying to engender a commitment amongst community food social enterprises and organisations to collective purchasing....more


30.07.15 - Artists wanted SMHAFF Postcard exhibition 2015
The Gallery on the Corner would like to invite you to take part in its postcard exhibition....more


30.07.15 - Customers set to drink to good causes at new Edinburgh pub
A new pub which will allow customers to enjoy a drink while helping good causes is to open in Scotland's capital....more


30.07.15 - Introduction to Counselling
Details of upcoming course from Crisis....more


30.07.15 - Collaborative loan finance helps secure new volunteering hub in Edinburgh
Volunteer Centre Edinburgh able to purchase Leith Walk property thanks to 100% loan finance scheme by Unity Trust Bank and Big Issue Invest Scotland....more


30.07.15 - Glasgow to host first monthly social enterprise market in east end
A monthly market on the first weekend of the month will offer live events, stalls and food from Glasgow's social enterprises....more


30.07.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network....more


30.07.15 - What it feels like to ... be a basketball star
Basketball player turned coach who played in USA returns to his own community in South Lanarkshire to inspire and a younger generation....more


30.07.15 - Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust Funding Update
An update on the Healthy n Happy funding situation....more


30.07.15 - Invite to U-Lab Scotland
A unique and innovative opportunity to transform communities, organisations and businesses across Scotland....more


24.07.15 - Total Homes Project Development
Connect Community Trust and partners are seeking a consultant to take on piece of research....more


23.07.15 - Self Management Awards
the ALLIANCE are hosting Scotland’s second Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2012, 1 – 5 October....more


23.07.15 - The nature and extent of food poverty/insecurity in Scotland
Food poverty/insecurity has become a subject of key policy concern in Scotland and the UK in recent years....more


23.07.15 - Leading the way in tackling inequality
Scotland among first countries to adopt UN Sustainable Development Goals....more


23.07.15 - £302,500 for ĎIn Work Supportí
£302,500 of funding for an In Work Support package for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people has been announced by the Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment....more


22.07.15 - Connecting with the Corporates - Best Practice Guide
Active communities, strong partnerships, a better world. Connecting with the corporate sector can – and will – help to build the ‘enterprise’ part of your organisation. This......more


23.07.15 - Could your idea be the vital spark to revitalise your community?
Vital Spark is a dynamic initiative based in Argyll and the Islands aiming to stimulate and support local people to turn their social enterprise ideas into solutions for the challenges their community......more


23.07.15 - Re-use and Repair Business Development Support
Zero Waste Scotland is to make available funding to support new business activities for the third sector/private sector re-use and repair businesses and local authorities to test new areas of collaborative......more


23.07.15 - Social enterprise go-kart venue races to five-star visitor accolade
A recently-opened indoor electric go-kart arena and themed entertainment events venue has raced to the top by winning a coveted visitor attraction accolade after only seven months....more


23.07.15 - Investors in Young people award for Lochbroom Woodfuels
Lochbroom Woodfuels proudly received their award from Investors in Young people on Monday 22nd June. The plaque was presented to the group as they have been recognised for attracting and recruiting young......more


23.07.15 - Quiz Night Fundraiser
Junior Chamber International has ‘adopted’ CFINE as its charity for this year....more


16.07.15 - Extract from European Social Fund Strategic Intervention Application
The Strategic Intervention (SI) proposal has been jointly developed by the Scottish Government Third Sector Unit and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and covers the whole of Scotland; both parties......more


15.07.15 - SIS encourages aberdeen to consider social investment
Social Investment Scotland is encouraging Aberdeen’s 125 third sector organisations to consider investment to help them grow and increase their social impacts. ...more


15.07.15 - World's youngest deaf racing driver praise for disabled-friendly go-kart track
The world’s youngest deaf racing driver has given the thumbs up to the way Scotland’s only indoor electric go-kart arena social enterprise helps people with disabilities enjoy the sport....more


14.07.15 - ESEN Newsletter
The latest Edinburgh SEN newsletter has the latest news from the members and details of the showcase event, Celebrate the Good Stuff, taking place on 24th Sep....more


14.07.15 - Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK
This unique and prestigious award is sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the renowned entrepreneur best known for founding easyJet. The winner receives £50,000 to expand their business....more


09.07.15 - Basketball programme helps kids Reach for the Sky
It might be a hugely successful, countywide basketball programme now, but Reach for the Sky had decidedly unglamorous beginnings....more


09.07.15 - New Scottish Grassroots football magazine launched
Youth Football Scotland and Grassroots Media have launched a brand new magazine, ‘Grassroots’....more


09.07.15 - Summer Newsletter
The Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber C.I.C has recently published a bumper Summer Edition of its newsletter....more


09.07.15 - Strategic Planning Network - Integration event
The next Strategic Planning Network (SPN) event is taking place on Friday 11 September 2015 in the Westpark Conference Centre, Dundee....more


09.07.15 - Funding boost for Ďreal farmingí
A new package of funding and support for ‘real farming’ will be launched on 13 July....more


03.07.15 - West Lothian Social Enterprise News
Latest news from the West Lothian SEN....more


02.07.15 - Glasgow SEN Newsletter
Latest news from the Glasgow SEN members....more


01.07.15 - TMP v.2 Refurbishment
Can you help with the big refurbishment in the coworking space Sat 18th July - Sun 2nd August?  ...more


01.07.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest news from the Edinburgh SEN....more


01.07.15 - Open Evening and Celbration
Please come along to our Open Evening & Celebration of many of the wonderful activities and opportunities we provide at the Grassmarket Community Project on Wednesday 8th July at 6pm....more


01.07.15 - We'd like to talk to Social Enterprises!
David Faith, Living Wage Accreditation Officer, takes a look at Social Enterprises and the Living Wage and asks Social Enterprises in Scotland to contact the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative....more


01.07.15 - New training opportunity for re-use organisations
Support for third sector organisations to train staff in repair and upcycling skills is on offer from Scotland’s resource efficiency body Zero Waste Scotland. ...more


01.07.15 - Games legacy goes on with £250,000 to boost physical activity in communities
A dozen community groups are to benefit from more than £250,000 to help encourage physical activity in communities across Scotland....more


30.06.15 - £500,000 funding for Scotlandís early stage social businesses
Early stage social businesses throughout Scotland can now bid for financial and mentoring support from a pioneering new funding initiative in Scotland....more


30.06.15 - 'How It Felt'
'How It Felt' is an ongoing project that utilises design for social change by producing puppet films about mental health conditions primarily to help reduce stigma....more


25.06.15 - Dundee SEN Healthy Option Study Visit
Dundee SEN and a group of participants headed to Oban for a study visit to Healthy Options....more


25.06.15 - Google for Nonprofits launches in Scotland
Google has launched Google for Nonprofits in Scotland at a digital training day for 100 charities from across the country....more


18.06.15 - Top National Park Award for Dunoon Man who saved Park Outdoor Education Centre
Inaugural Hannah Stirling National Park Award given to George Bruce....more


18.06.15 - Recycle Week
During Recycle week Aberdeen Forward and CFINE are going to hold a series of events in association with Zero Waste Scotland....more


18.06.15 - Feeding Community Programme
An inspiring and delicious day for anyone interested in community gardening, food production and community cafés in Midlothian....more


18.06.15 - Public Sector Boards
The Scottish Government has an initiative called 50/50 by 2020....more


18.06.15 - Itís Official - The Experience Is a 5 Star Attraction!
Visit Scotland has confirmed The Experience has achieved the status of 5 Star Activity Centre.  To celebrate we are rewarding  our valued visitors with 5% off all activities and food until the......more


18.06.15 - New Peace of Mind for Self Directed Support Customers
SPAEN and Respite Now have joined forces to launch a brand new service to help people make the most of Self-Directed Support opportunities – Peace of Mind....more


16.06.15 - Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2015
Pupils at Bonhill have developed a business called ‘Second Time Around.’ The shop sells recycled school uniforms which are donated by other pupils. After the donated uniforms are sold, profits......more


10.06.15 - Social enterprise boosts equality and economy, summit told
Social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands are helping Scotland tackle social issues, promote equality and achieve economic growth, a major summit on the sector heard today....more


10.06.15 - Cross Party Group meeting on Culture
The next Cross Party Group meeting on Culture takes place at the Scottish Parliament on 16th June and will focus on music education....more


10.06.15 - The Power of Food Festival programme launch
After months of preparation, The Power of Food Festival is pleased to announce an exciting programme of free events organised by each venue in line with what they do best: connecting people....more


10.06.15 - ASDAís carrier bag fund raises £156,000 for Scotlandís Social Enterprises
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has awarded almost £156,000 funding to five community based social enterprises across Scotland....more


10.06.15 - Notice of an Exciting, New Social Investment Opportunity for Social Businesses in Scotland
The Life Changes Trust and Big Issue Invest are bringing an innovative and exciting, new social investment initiative to Scotland. ...more


10.06.15 - Gathering and AGM
 Details of the South Ayrshire Social Enterprise Network (SASEN) Gathering and AGM...more


04.06.15 - Help kick-start new social enterprises make a positive difference to the world!
The Melting Pot are crowdfunding for their Social Innovation Incubator Award (SIIA)....more


04.06.15 - TMP V.2 | Fixed desks and cheaper prices!
The Melting Pot will be undertaking a major refurbishment of the coworking space in July....more


04.06.15 - Scotlandís Social Enterprise Awards 2015 Launched
Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise are now open for entries!...more


04.06.15 - Academy learning programmes coming up ...
Details of the upcoming learning programmes across the North of Scotland....more


04.06.15 - Dream Machine dreamin?
Dream Machine have moved into new premises at London Road and have a ton of exciting new opportunities but also a ton of work needing done. Interested?...more


04.06.15 - CFINE Annual General Meeting
Details of the CFINE AGM taking place on 22nd June....more


04.06.15 - Latest Glasgow SEN Newsletter
Monthly newsletter from the GSEN gives the latest updates from the SEN and members....more


04.06.15 - Latest Edinburgh SEN Newsletter
News from the Edinbugh SEN and members....more


29.05.15 - SCRT Newsletter
Latest bulletin from Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust...more


28.05.15 - Events planned to help shape future of health and social care
The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care partnership has announced a timetable of events to which members of the public are being invited to help shape the future of the Health and Social Care in the......more


28.05.15 - Govan Fair Stalls Opportunity
Fablevision is event managing the Govan Fair this year and are looking for stall holders (especially caterers) to take a stall space at the venue in Elder Park....more


28.05.15 - Firsport reveals 2015 intake to pioneering business programme
Deputy First Minister John Swinney praised the contribution of social enterprise to the Scottish economy as the entrepreneurs chosen for innovative accelerator programme LaunchMe 2015 were revealed....more


28.05.15 - Gallery preview, Light Bulb Arts
The Gallery on the Corner announces its next exhibition, a premier with Light Bulb Arts....more


28.05.15 - Scotlandís Winter Festivals Event Fund 2015 / 2016 is open.
Funding programme for events that celebrate St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay, and Burns Night is now open....more


28.05.15 - Bid to revive the Engine Shed as community food hub
A plan for a new community food business in the former Engine Shed building has been revealed....more


21.05.15 - Scottish Royal Television Society award for media co-op
media co-op win at Scottish Royal Television Awards...more


21.05.15 - The most recent recruit to the WHALE
The most recent recruit to the WHALE-Pod is Fiona Harrison. Fiona is a freelance composer, and musician with a degree in Music Performance and Composition....more


21.05.15 - 2015/ 2016 Scottish Thistle Awards
To celebrate the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the 2015/ 2016 Scottish Thistle Awards has introduced a category specifically dedicated to ‘Innovation’. ...more


21.05.15 - Go-kart staff on fast track to learn sign language
Staff at Scotland’s only indoor electric go-kart arena are on track to be trained in sign language. ...more


21.05.15 - Free places available for enterprising Third Sector event in West Lothian
New Support Programme for the Enterprising Third Sector in West Lothian (Co-commissioned by West Lothian Social Enterprise Network and West Lothian Council)...more


21.05.15 - Social Enterprises benefit from Resilient Scotland Investment
Resilient Scotland has invested over £1M in six social enterprises enabling them to create employment opportunities and secure a more sustainable future....more


14.05.15 - Creative future for Customs House as council confirms lease deal
Artists are to take over Custom House in Leith as part of deal agreed by the council on the future of the building....more


14.05.15 - Food funding
Cabinet Secretary launches £70m support scheme....more


13.05.15 - Screen Funding
Details of funding available under the 'Creative Scotland On Screen' programme from Creative Scotland.  ...more


13.05.15 - One World Peace Ceilidh
The evening will be filled with entertainment and dancing - The Clapshot Ceilidh Band will provide live Scottish music; performances from the Protest in Harmony Choir and Voice Box Theatre, poetry and......more


13.05.15 - Knowledge Exchange Forum
Details of the Knowledge Exchange Forum to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on 14.05.15....more


13.05.15 - Applications are now open for a new Skills & Opportunities Fund
Royal Bank of Scotland has launched a £2.5m Skills & Opportunities Fund that is open for applications from not-for-profit organisations for awards of up to £35,000 throughout the UK and......more


13.05.15 - The Social Enterprise Census Scotland 2015
Has your organisation stood up yet to be counted?...more


08.05.15 - Living in the Gap Report & Parliamentary Event
 Living in the Gap – a voluntary health sector perspective on health inequalities in Scotland. New report from VHS....more


07.05.15 - 52 jobs lost as employment services organisation goes into liquidation
A Dundee social enterprise and charity has closed its doors, letting go all 52 members of staff after going into liquidation....more


07.05.15 - Boost for local social enterprises
Around 15 enterprising Third Sector organisations in West Lothian are set to receive specialist support and advice that will boost local economies, and help communities to thrive through enterprise....more


07.05.15 - GSEN Chair Vacancy
Glasgow SEN is seeking a new social enterprise leader....more


07.05.15 - Transforming the WHALE Arts outdoor amphitheatre
Please  vote for WHALE, if successful it will be able to transform the outdoor space at the WHALE Arts Centre in partnership with ELGT....more


07.05.15 - Me MySkelf & I
Fun times for all the family are here at the Skelf bikepark. ...more


07.05.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest news from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network. ...more


07.05.15 - Competition launched to support empowering communities
This Carnegie UK Trust launched a nationwide competition to reward organisations up and down the country that are doing the most to help reshape public services by empowering citizens and communities. ...more


07.05.15 - New Chair of the Board
Community Enterprise is looking to recruit a new outstanding Chair of the Board....more


07.05.15 - BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme
Small Grants programme is open to charities and non-for-profit organisations....more


30.04.15 - Living in the Gap
A voluntary health sector perspective on health inequalities in Scotland....more


30.04.15 - Town Centre Toolikit
The Town Centre Toolkit contains ideas and examples of how people and organisations can make their town centre more attractive, more active, and more accessible....more


30.04.15 - SFS 15th Birthday competition
Social Firms Scotland is 15 years old and to celebrate we’re launching a competition to give 10 members a great opportunity to win £1500 each....more


30.04.15 - Costing and Pricing workshops
Just Enterprise is offering free Costing and Pricing workshops for third sector organisations on 3, 10 and 27 May.  ...more


30.04.15 - SIS Community Capital
For the first time in Scotland, UK investors will be able to invest their money in a pioneering fund for social good. Social Investment Scotland are aiming to raise £500k from UK investors by utilising......more


23.04.15 - Mindful Awareness Training
Mindful awareness is gaining a lot of interest in terms of radical treatment for many health related conditions world-wide....more


23.04.15 - Do you have an idea that needs a place to grow?
The 30 Days, 30 Ideas campaign gave you the chance to come up with new ideas and suggestions that The Crags could help get started....more


23.04.15 - Mentor Recruitment
Village SOS are still recruiting mentors to support communities through the project development process.  In particular they are keen to recruit experienced community groups who are keen to support......more


23.04.15 - SECS15Women - Chat Show videos out now!
Back in March The Melting Pot hosted a Social Entrepreneurs' Chat Show to celebrate the International Women's Day....more


23.04.15 - Scotlandís first ĎSocial Investmentí fund to offer affordable loans for 3rd Sector
UK investors will have the opportunity to invest their money in a pioneering fund which aims to provide a social, as well as financial, return on investment....more


21.04.15 - Q & A session with Edinburghís prospective MPís & Free film nights
Grassmarket Community Project is hosting two General Election themed film nights and screenings the following films: they are FREE and at least one will feature an informal party political Q & A session......more


21.04.15 - Mentors from Social Enterprises Needed by Bad Idea in a hurry
Bad Idea is hosting an ‘Ideas- Making It Happen’ competition with school leavers on 11 May at the Pierce Institute, Govan....more


17.04.15 - Schools contest seeks next generation of Scottish entrepreneur
A competition has been launched to find the next generation of Scottish entrepreneurs....more


16.04.15 - New public dance space in Glasgow to add to The Briggait development for artists
The "creation centre" will have facilities for disabled dancers, circus, street theatre, flying trapeze and other aerial skills....more


16.04.15 - Volunteer and Community Advocate Programme
Launching a grant fund to deliver targeted community engagements to enable behaviour change that will increase recycling, reduce food waste and expand product life-cycles through increased re-use, repair......more


16.04.15 - Launch Event
PEEK is celebrating a £605,755 investment from the Big Lottery 21st Century Life....more


16.04.15 - Dundee SEN April 15 Newsletter
Latest news from the Dundee SEN including details of funding success....more


16.04.15 - Organic Waste Recycling
Glasgow Housing Association is looking for partnerships to deal with recylcling of organic waste....more


16.04.15 - Edinburgh Power of Food Festival Ė 20th-21st June 2015
Save the date for this new festival aiming to celebrate and promote community gardening and growing in Edinburgh....more


16.04.15 - Apply for funding!
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years....more


16.04.15 - Edinburgh Roadshow
Come along to Community Shares Scotland's fourth Roadshow in Edinburgh to learn more about the community shares model and how it can benefit your community....more


16.04.15 - Social Enterprise Census
Has your organisation stood up yet to be counted?...more


16.04.15 - European Social Fund Operational Programme 2014 - 2020
The Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Local Authorities (LAs) are working together with wider stakeholders to explore opportunities that will contribute......more


25.03.15 - Social Enterprise Census
A consortium of support bodies and government agencies have come together to launch a high profile and ambitious study....more


10.04.15 - Village SOS in Scotland - Info Sheet
 The new Big Lottery funded Village SOS programme has been launched in Scotland, with the aim of helping rural communities successfully develop, fund and implement projects which strengthen their......more


10.04.15 - Agenda - John Cassidy: We need imaginative leadership to tackle health and wellbeing issues
If you ever had any doubts about this read the excellent, "The Body Economic" by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu Staff and volunteers in community organisations know this. NHS staff know this.......more


09.04.15 - Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to groups with an annual income of less than £250,000....more


08.04.15 - Measuring Social Impact - funded course
Free fully funded Measuring Social Impact course running on Tuesday 21st April in Inverurie for third sector and public sector organisations in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. ...more


07.04.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest Edinburgh SEN Newsletter out this week. Items include: appointment of new Development Officer; ESEN members survey; as well as news from members....more


08.04.15 - Local social enterprise Factory Skatepark takes over Pirate Island
The purchase of Pirate Island, which currently houses an adventure area, basketball and football area, party rooms and a café, will bring the facilities into third sector hands and make them more......more


02.04.15 - Dundee Groups to Benefit from Rank Foundationís £2m Investment
Vulnerable people and good causes across Dundee are set to benefit from a £2m cash injection by one of the country’s leading charitable trusts....more


01.04.15 - Gallery preview Autism: Life in Colour, April 2nd, 6pm - 8pm
Join The Gallery on the Corner as it celebrates World Autism Awareness Day with the opening of this year's Autism: Life in Colour exhibition....more


01.04.15 - New advisers sought
The Plunkett Foundation is seeking new advisers in response to the growing diversity and scale of a number of exciting new programmes. ...more


01.04.15 - Village SOS - latest news
After months of preparation Village SOS is now in a position to start supporting rural community projects in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales....more


01.04.15 - Community Food Practices' Impact on Health Inequalities - Engage
A great networking and learning opportunity! Community Food and Health (Scotland) are working with Strathclyde University as part of Engage week. ...more


01.04.15 - RBS SE100 data report
The SE100 announced the launch of this years RBS SE100 report, revealing social enterprise’s impressive £22bn contribution to the UK economy and society over the last five years....more


26.03.15 - Equality Budget announced for 2015-16
£20.3 million to tackle inequality and discrimination across Scotland....more


26.03.15 - Sport for Development in Scotland
There is growing recognition that sport has great potential to be used as a tool to reach beyond sport activity alone and make a significant contribution to personal, community, national and international......more


25.03.15 - Pilotlight partnerships
We’ve just heard from Pilotlight here in Scotland that it is open for business and looking for new organisations to work with....more


25.03.15 - Launch of People and Communities Fund
Alex Neil will go green fingered in Glasgow tomorrow to hail new funding for tackling inequalities....more


25.03.15 - £200,000 boost for Scotlandís social enterprise development agency
Scotland’s social enterprise development agency, Firstport, is today celebrating a £200,000 funding boost from Resilient Scotland to continue its social replication programme, Ditto....more


24.03.15 - Further £200m to support health & social care integration
Funding of £200 million is to be allocated over two years to support the implementation of health and social care integration, the Health Secretary has announced. ...more


24.03.15 - Scottish Social Entrepreneurs welcome cash boost of £80,000
Fourteen entrepreneurs benefitted from Start It and Build It awards distributed from Firstport’s Social Entrepreneur’s Fund....more


24.03.15 - An Introduction to Selling
This FREE full day introductory workshop from Just Enterprise is ideal for those responsible for generating income on a day-to-day basis....more


24.03.15 - Investing in Communities to Close 30th June 2015
Later this year the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland will launch its new funding programmes....more


23.03.15 - One World Shop Appeal
Invest in our future to enable our fair trade shop to thrive....more


23.03.15 - ESEN Newsletter March 2015
Latest news from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network....more


19.03.15 - New Big Lottery funded Village SOS programme
The new Big Lottery funded Village SOS programme has been launched in Scotland....more


19.03.15 - WHALE-Pod Promotion
WHALE Arts has been working with BOLD, Scotland's only dedicated marketing social enterprise, to help promote the WHALE-Pod....more


19.03.15 - From Shetland to Uist
Social Enterprise Academy is taking its learning programmes to where they can make most impact....more


18.03.15 - How did you get that lonely?
A new production by Theatre Nemo uses movement, poetry and music to portray the emotions that might lead to mental illness or suicide and also investigating how the creative arts can be helpful in recovery....more


18.03.15 - New Appointment
Voluntary Action South Ayrshire has recently appointed Rosemary Fotheringham to the Role of Business Adviser (Social Enterprise)....more


18.03.15 - Volunteer Weekend
Green Aspirations Scotland CIC is a  woodland education and recreation social enterprise based in south west Stirlingshire and it needs your help......more


18.03.15 - Edinburgh Community Food AGM
Come along to Out of The Blue, meet the Edinburgh Community Food team, have lunch and hear all about the work they do....more


18.03.15 - Touching Cloth
The play 'Touching Cloth' written by John Hughes, CEiS is being performed at The Shed on 14th, 15th and 16th May as part of the South Side Fringe.  ...more


12.03.15 - International Women's Day Social Chat Show
Senscot attended Wednesday’s sold out Social Chat Show, the third in the series hosted by the Melting Pot Edinburgh....more


12.03.15 - Funding for digital projects with a social impact
The Nominet Trust has announced that its Social Tech Seed Investment Programme will re-open for applications on 17th March. ...more


11.03.15 - First look at the designs from Greyfriars Tartan Fashion Show
The Greyfriars Tartan Design competition was held last month with designers from around the world, as well as local talent, submitting their style visions....more


11.03.15 - Scottish community finance leader recognised at UK awards
Alastair Davis, Chief Executive of Social Investment Scotland (SIS), scooped the CDFI Leader Award at last week’s UK Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards in recognition of his contribution to growing......more


11.03.15 - National Provider Guide for SDS
Providers and Personalisation have been working in collaboration with providers from across Scotland to develop a national guide for support providers on Self-directed support. ...more


11.03.15 - 2 day Tendering for Public Sector Contracts Workshop
Just Enterprise are pleased to announce that we will be running our “Tendering for Public Sector Contracts” course at a venue in central Edinburgh during April 2015....more


11.03.15 - ESEN Newsletter March 2015
Latest Edinburgh SEN newsletter has been published....more


11.03.15 - eHealth Strategy 2014 Ė 2017
The eHealth Strategy 2014 – 2017 sets a national direction through a common vision and set of key aims....more


11.03.15 - Town Centre Management Models and Governance
This learning event provides an overview of a range of town centre partnership regeneration interventions and models; with a more indepth look at two examples - Business Improvement Districts and Development......more


05.03.15 Edinburgh Green Tease: Art, Culture and Food
The event began at Edinburgh Larder café where director, Eleanor Cunningham, described the aims of the organisation – promoting local food, using seasonal produce, shortening food supply chains. ...more


05.03.15 Santander SEDA Entry Form 2015
So what types of things are we looking for?  We can consider capital costs, project costs or salaries, if the salary clearly relates to the enterprising part of your work and can be sustained afterwards....more


05.03.15 Social Enterpise Trade Fair 2015 - Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire’s Social Enterprise Trade Fair 2015.  Providing businesses, local authorities, public sector bodies and other third sector organisations the opportunity to learn how Social Enterprise......more


05.03.15 Assistant Manager Job advert
ACE is a thriving outdoor activity and environmental education Charity which, in this exciting time of growth and expansion, is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager. ...more


05.03.15 Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme
The programme has three core elements: a 14 day course, one to one business mentoring and a grant. The programme is split into two categories... Start Up will help you get a new organisation......more


05.03.15 Legacy Week
Legacy Week is an opportunity for people, communities and organisations across Scotland to highlight the legacy of the Commonwealth Games and how programmes, projects and investment that are benefitting......more


26.02.15 - CEiS Dates for your Diary
CEIS International Study Tour: 27th June - 6th July, This year, SEWF 2015 will be hosted by ACRA-CCS in Milan, a great international hub for designers, artists, photographers and models and also home......more


26.02.15 - Improving Physical Health Outcomes of those with Severe and Enduring Mental Health problems - Learning Exchange
It is widely acknowledged people who experience mental health problems often have poorer social, educational, health and employment outcomes....more


26.02.15 - Seminar Springburn March 3rd: Glasgow Local Food Network
Nourish Scotland and ng Homes are carrying out a consultation on the food landscape within the North Glasgow area. As such, an invitation has been extended to a number of groups and individuals who may......more


26.02.15 - £1.1 million support for volunteers
Army of helpers fighting inequality and poverty.  Over £1.1 million will be invested to train and recruit 3,000 volunteers from disadvantaged backgrounds Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has......more


26.02.15 - Policy Knowledge Event: Health and Social Care in Scotland
Through a mix of lectures, case studies and Q&A sessions, the Health and Social Care in Scotland event will look at how how healthcare and social care are becoming increasingly interlinked as reforms......more


19.02.15 - Lynne Carr to Retire
Lynne Carr, Chief Executive of Impact Arts, is to retire in April 2015....more


19.02.15 - Procurement consultation and possible support session
The Scottish Government published a consultation document last week on changes to the public procurement rules in Scotland....more


19.02.15 - Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland social entrepreneurs programme
Bank of Scotland and the School for Social Entrepreneurs are calling out to motivated entrepreneurs to help them realise their dream by offering a funding grant, business mentorship and a year-long training......more


18.02.15 - Greyfriars Tartan Fashion Show
Details of the upcoming fashion show from Grayfriars Tartan. ...more


18.02.15 - Ben & Jerry's Join Our Core Competition Launched to Find Socially Responsible Start-ups
Ice-cream company Ben & Jerry's is once again searching for young, socially responsible entrepreneurs who are creating new models for sustainable business which will help make a difference in communities....more


18.02.15 - Sell out season confirms appetite for lunchtime theatre in Inverness & Elgin
Play Pieces has had the most successful lunchtime theatre season ever with nearly all shows selling out in advance. Now in it's third year, Artistic Director Lindsay Brown confirms this proves there is......more


18.02.15 - TSIís Ė what are they and how can they help?
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18.02.15 - Abseil enthusiasts invited to take the plunge from church tower on Princes Street
The Church of St John the Evangelist, on Princes Street in Edinburgh’s West End is a busy working church, festival venue and tourist attraction, but is perhaps best known to local residents by its......more


18.02.15 - Westminster Election Forums 2015
Social Enterprise Scotland is holding a series of policy discussions around social enterprise, with the backdrop of the upcoming UK General Election and Smith Commission proposals....more


18.02.15 - SROI Practitioner Training, Scotland
Want to make your organisation’s activities more effective for your stakeholders? Interested in demonstrating your hard work to partners, funders and social investors?...more


12.02.15 - Budgeting for Your Organisation & Funding Applications
Just Enterprise has limited availabilty for a 1 day "Budgeting for Your Organisation and Funding Applications" course at a venue in central Glasgow in March 2015. ...more


12.02.15 - Scottish Government Analytical Exchange Programme 2015
Bids are being sought from 3rd sector organisations in Scotland for very short sharp projects (up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation....more


12.02.15 - The Culinary Arts Awards for individuals with disabilities
The Great CAA Bake-off ScotHot 2015...more


12.02.15 - SIIA Longitudinal Evaluation 2012 - 2014
The goal of SIIA is to support fledgling social innovators in creating sustainable ventures which produce maximum social impact. ...more


12.02.15 - ESEN Newsletter 9th Feb 2015
Glasgow meet-up - ESEN is hosting a study visit for ten Glasgow social entrepreneurs on Tuesday 17th February and there's an opportunity for you to meet up with them while they're in town....more


12.02.15 - Participatory Leadership training in March
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATORY LEADERSHIP RESIDENTIAL TRAINING at COMRIE CROFT from 8th to 11th MARCH 2015...more


12.02.15 - SASEN Conference
Reminder of the upcoming South Ayrshire SEN Conference on 27.02.15...more


12.02.15 - Happy to talk flexible working?
Has your organisation fully embraced flexible and family friendly working? Do you have the policies but need organisational culture to change? How flexible is the third sector?...more


12.02.15 - Beith Community Development Trust named top social enterprise in Scotland by RBS SE100 Index annual snapshot
Index designed to track growth and impact in the social economy highlights 2014 regional leaders....more


09.02.15 - Transfer of sport facilities Ė asset or liability?
We find ourselves in a recession which will continue to have an impact on local authority budgets for some time to come.  The upshot for sport and leisure is the move to transfer assets including......more


06.02.14 - UNESCO City of Design Dundee launched by Cabinet Secretary
Dundee’s title as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design was launched today (Friday 30 January) by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs....more


06.02.15 - The Politics of Food and Nutrition: Resilience, Security and Justice in a Global Context
There was a lot of chat about food sovereignty at the moment at this week's conference....more


06.02.15 - Jane's 40th
Jane Churchill from Healthy n Happy is hosting a fundraiser at the Glasgow Bike Station next month....more


05.02.15 - Do you have 30 seconds to spare?
Please vote for "Judge for Yourself" from media co-op...more


05.02.15 - Budgeting for Your Organisation & Funding Applications
Limited Availability for 1 day Budgeting for Your Organisation and Funding Applications course at a venue in central Glasgow in March 2015....more


05.02.15 - Dundee Business Week: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th February 2015
This will be a great opportunity to meet the buying personnel from most of the Public Sector organisations in Tayside....more


05.02.15 - Building a New Economy: Scotlandís Vision for Social Enterprise 2025
Scotland has a long history of pioneering new forms of business that blend social and commercial goals. These reflect a belief among the people of Scotland in a fairer, more equal society – organised......more


05.02.15 - West Lothian Enterprise Hub
Community Enterprise is considering working in partnership to establish a Third Sector Enterprise Centre in West Lothian to both strengthen existing enterprises in the area and stimulate new entrepreneurial......more


05.02.15 - Considering a New Year career change? Start a Social Enterprise in 2015
Many of us see the advent of a New Year as the time to ring in the changes and look for a new job – or, better still, realise a dream of starting our own business....more


29.01.15 - Business Opportunity
Superb business opportunity for Individual/Social Enterprise to utilize Kitchen and cafe space within well established community facility in the East End of Glasgow....more


29.01.15 - Glenbarr Abbey Public Meeting
A public meeting will take place at the Abbey on Saturday 31st January at 2 pm, in the Victorian Tearoom...more


29.01.15 - Sustainable Tourism, Food and Drink Ė Impact and Demand - Opportunities for Your Business
This training is for businesses and will consider sustainable sources and impacts of consumer demand for tourism, local food and help your business create a competitive advantage by managing and reducing......more


29.01.15 - Edible Cities Edinburgh: A Food-based Approach to Knowledge Exchange
Two days of workshops culminating in congruence to the opening of Urbane, an interdisciplinary exhibition, will envision a new future for Scottish food and sustainability, through walking tours, guided......more


29.01.15 - Final Round of Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund Opens
A final round of funding from the £1 million Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund, became available this week after the first 21 beneficiaries were announced last month....more


29.01.15 - Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs launch national campaign offering £4000 start-up grants to new businesses
Considering a New Year career change? Start a Social Enterprise in 2015. ...more


29.01.15 - Results of the ESF Learning Network 2013-14
Read the 15 key policy lessons from the EU SEN and download the final publication....more


29.01.15 - New Funding to Boost Young Peoplesí Digital Creativity and Experimentation
TTS.Digital offers £450,000 to organisations and young people...more


21.01.15 - Asda announces UK-first with donations from new carrier bag charge
New Asda Community Capital scheme will support community projects across Scotland....more


21.01.15 - Community Shares Roadshow and Training
Community Shares Scotland is holding a roadshow and training in Aberdeen this February....more


22.01.15 - Academy Learning in the North of Scotland
This Spring the Social Enterprise Academy has learning programmes from Shetland to Arran to Inverurie. They offer a great chance to reflect on your challenges, how you might do things differently and invest......more


22.01.15 - Fundraising Dinner for Crisis Counselling
Crisis Counselling is having a fundraising dinner on 31st Jan in Ingliston Country Club, Bishopton. There will be a 3 course dinner, music, special guests, dancing and much more....more


21.01.15 - End of The Fife Diet
One of our Community Food SEN members, The Fife Diet,  is ending this March. After eight years (2007-2015) they are hanging up their boots....more


21.01.15 - Business Development Workshop Schedule for Winter/Spring 2015
Just Enterprise has announced details of its new programme of business development workshops for winter/spring 2015....more


21.01.15 - Understanding YOUR Finances Reducing the overwhelm
Led by Expert Lyn Pornaro, this is a unique opportunity for you to learn how to understand your organisation's finances....more


15.01.15 - Firstport welcomes £500,000 boost for Social Entrepeneurs Fund in Scotland
Scotland’s social enterprise development agency Firstport has welcomed a £500,000 investment by the Scottish Government into its programme to find and support social entrepreneurs....more


15.01.15 - Free Courses
+Acumen has published details of free online courses....more


15.01.15 - Mentors - Social Innovation Incubator Award (SIIA)
The Melting Pot is seeking Mentors for the SIIA awardees....more


15.01.15 - The Engine shed update and invitation to the farewell event on Friday 20 February
The Engine Shed is now in the closing down stage of its work and the last day of trading is Saturday 21 February with the Saturday café and our farmer market stall being the final two activities....more


15.01.15 - Renfrew Farmers Market & Fayre
Renfrew Development Trust are holding their second Farmers Market and Fayre on Saturday 31 January 2015 in Renfrew Town Hall. ...more


15.01.15 - Aberdeen Foyer looking for participants for the next Foyer Prince
A new opportunity for the New Year for 16-25 year olds - we're looking for participants for the next Foyer Prince's Trust Team at PETERHEAD starting on 19 January....more


15.01.15 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from Edinburgh SEN. ...more


15.01.15 - Arts & creative industries interns
This programme is designed to create and fund paid internships in third sector organisations and small businesses across the Scottish arts and creative industries....more


15.01.15 - New Arts Sponsorship Grants 2014/15
The Scottish Government Department of Culture has made funding available to Arts & Business Scotland via Creative Scotland to encourage new business sponsorship of the arts within Scotland....more


15.01.15 - Local social enterprise Factory Skatepark takes over Pirate Island
Local social enterprise, Factory Skatepark, is set to take over the soft play and entertainment centre Pirate Island in Dundee thanks to £300,000 investment from leading third sector funder, Social......more


15.01.15 - Permaculture Course
You can do a 2 day introduction to permaculture course on Jan 24th & 25th. ...more


15.01.14 - Earth Ways is looking for a #Permaculture Student/Enthusiast for a whole growing season
Earth Ways permaculture farm has a unique learning opportunity on offer....more


08.01.15 - Enterprise and Collaboration in Community Sport Scotland Conference Report
Report from the Enterprise and Collaboration in Community Sport Scotland Conference....more


08.01.15 - Coach & Volunteer Pathwayí Case Studies
Read Case Studies for 8 participants in the Reach for the Sky Basketball ‘Coach & Volunteer Pathway’ programme....more


08.01.15 - Fuel poverty in Scotland targeted by UKís first funded fuel cell programme
iPower is the first customer to receive investment from Scotland’s £16m Social Growth Fund....more


08.01.15 - Mindful Awareness Training
Details of the 8 week programme starting on 22nd January....more


08.01.15 - Social Enterprise Insights
Social Investment Scotland is delighted to invite you to be inspired through the power of social enterprise, at Social Enterprise Insights, a vibrant discussion being on held on 12 February......more


08.01.15 - GSEN Trade Show
See a video of the GSEN Trade show that took place last month. ...more


08.01.15 - Just Enterprise success
Social Enterprise consortium, Just Enterprise, has assisted over 4,600 social businesses in the last two years, Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary John Swinney announced. ...more


18.12.14 - Shaping Scotland - The Festival of Architecture 2016 Strategy
The strategy is a working document that, following consultation and collaboration with over 50 other partner organisations, shows the vision and aims for the Festival which will be closely linked to the......more


18.12.14 - Joint Thematic Activity
Over the last two years, Senscot, with the support of Scottish Govt, has sought to encourage increased collaboration between the activities of the thematic SENs and Roundtables....more


17.12.14 - Benefiting from 2014 Legacy
More than £500,000 of grant funding has been awarded to a range of organisations as part of the legacy of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games....more


16.10.14 - Green light for Kinghorn ecology centre funding
Plans to relocate the Ecology Centre in Kinghorn to a new sustainable building have been given the green light thanks to a £900,000 award from the Big Lottery....more


11.12.14 - Supporting the demand and supply side of the market for social enterprise finance
Social Investment Scotland commissioned EKOS in August 2014 to undertake research into social enterprise in Scotland....more


11.12.14 - Enterprise and Collaboration in Community Sport in Scotland
The presentations from the Sports Marketing are now available. ...more


11.12.14 - Small Changes Conference
 Do you have some SDS learning to share?...more


11.12.14 - Creative Conscious by Crisis Skylight
Invitation to the latest preview from the Gallery on the Corner....more


11.12.14 - Igniting The Spark: Social Entrepreneur Receives £5,000 Award
Santander and UnLtd have announced that a social entrepreneur, Fiona MacNeil, has won £5,000 in this year’s Spark Awards....more


11.12.14 - ESEN December Newsletter
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11.12.14 - Latest newsletter from the Dundee SEN
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10.12.14 - New charity aims to transform Scotlandís third sector finances
Scottish Community Re:Investment Trust, a new independent charity aiming to transform how Scotland’s third sector uses and thinks about its finances, is being launched today....more


04.12.14 - Street Soccer Scotland Open Day
Street Soccer Scotland are holding an information day at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre on Monday 8th December from 10am- 2pm. We are holding a women’s programme at the centre, however......more


04.12.14 - SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration
The results of the prestigious 2014 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced this week at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow's Radisson Hotel....more


04.12.14 - Experience: Now Open
The Experience has been developed by Kibble, one of Scotland’s oldest charities. Operating as a social enterprise, The Experience provides employment opportunities for young people aged 16+......more


04.12.14 - David Cook Moves on From Wasps
After 23 years leading Wasps, Chief Executive David Cook has decided to move on to pastures new, and will be finishing up before Christmas. ...more


04.12.14 Ė Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Fair
Join us for our first Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show on 10th December....more


27.11.14 - Report: Contribution of the Third Sector to Employability in Scotland
The Third Sector is recognised as a key player in delivering employability services, with a distinctive role where much of its effort is focused on supporting more disadvantaged individuals. ...more


27.11.14 - A Social Enterprise Strategy For Scotland (Consultation)
A number of organisations active in supporting social enterprise in Scotland have been in discussion with a view to developing a ‘Social Enterprise Strategy for Scotland’....more


27.11.14 - Round Four of the Self Management IMPACT Fund is now open for applications
Round Four of the Self Management IMPACT Fund is now open for applications....more


27.11.14 - Understanding Your Finances Course
Led by Expert Lyn Pornaro, this is a unique opportunity for you to learn how to understand your organisation’s finances, what best practice is for reporting practices and how to reduce your organisation’s......more


27.11.14 - Firstport Lands Leading Childcare Organisation For Ditto Programme
A leading childcare provider based in the Capital is set to share the secrets of its business success with aspiring entrepreneurs. North Edinburgh Childcare which is run as a social enterprise was invited......more


27.11.14 - Scotlandís Third Sector Boom Shows Social Investment Works
Scotland’s third sector is thriving according to its leading source of investment finance, Social Investment Scotland....more


27.11.14 - Asset mapping workshop
The People Powered Health programme is providing a free practical workshop, Powerful Connections, on Tuesday 9th December 2014....more


27.11.14 - Sue Perkins announces winners of UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014
Last night winners of the 16th annual Social Enterprise Awards were announced during a ceremony held at LSO St Luke’s in central London....more


27.11.14 - The Social Entrepreneurís Chat Show 2014
A night of social banter at The Melting Pot for Global Entrepreneurship Week....more


20.11.14 - Glasgow Sport Developing Sustainable Sports Clubs
This intensive business planning programme is an opportunity for sports clubs and sports organisations (i.e the GAA) across Glasgow as a Legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games to develop and grow successful......more


20.11.14 - Third Sector National Employability Challenge Fund
A workshop for potential bidders has been arranged for Wednesday 26th November 2014 in The Teacher Building....more


20.11.14 - Unity Enterprise turns 25!
The Unity Enterprise 25th Anniversary Celebrations are being held at The Scottish Youth Theatre on Friday 28th November 2014 or Saturday 29th November – 11am till 4pm. ...more


20.11.14 - £80,000 Cash Boost For Scottish Social Entrepreneurs
Social entrepreneurs around Scotland are celebrating today (19 November) after being awarded Build It grants from Firstport’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund. ...more


20.11.14 - Introducing Factory 45
A New Platform for Emerging Designers and Your Place to Shop Independent in Glasgow ...more


20.11.14 - AGM & rebrand launch for Grassmarket Community Project
Join Grassmarket Community Project for the AGM and rebrand launch!...more


20.11.14 - Grow Wild Community Fund Seeks Applicants
Grow Wild is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants.  ...more


20.11.14 - Aberdeen Bakery Rises to the Final of Big Lottery Fund Competition
A North-East bakery making a big social impact could be set to secure thousands of pounds of funding as part of a Big Lottery Fund competition....more


20.11.141 - Glasgow Welcomes Cityís First Gaelic Cafe
A cafe based in Glasgow’s West End is set to take the city by storm with its emphasis on everything Gaelic....more


20.11.14 - VHS Celebrate Success event 11 December
VHS plan to showcase and celebrate the success of Digital Inclusion for Health and Learning to Lead in Health. ...more


20.11.14 - Presentations from the SE Conference & Ceilidh
View the presentations from the latest SE Conference & Ceilidh....more


12.11.14: MacRoberts' Annual Charity / Third Sector Briefing
A few spaces left for the (free to attend) MacRoberts' annual third sector briefing....more


12.11.14 - Scottish Government announces Innovation Funding for SDS
Providers are invited to bid for three year funding to develop and improve SDS provider services and the workforce....more


11.11.14 - Groups share in £110,000 award
Community groups in Glasgow and the west of Scotland have been awarded £110,000 by bank giant Santander....more


11.11.14 - Amplifying our Voice Engagement Event 25/11
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11.11.14 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network...more


11.11.14 - Charity Faces Closure After 45 Years
Mental Health Charity and Social Enterprise, Send-it, is to close its doors after 45 years, following a decision by Aberdeen City Council to cut its funding. ...more


11.11.14 - Inverclyde Third Sector Conference
Booking for the Inverclyde 3rd Sector Conference is now open....more


10.11.14 - Cafe based at award-winning Wasps Studios set to become community hub
A cafe based in the award-winning Wasps Studios in Dennistoun, Glasgow, has been awarded a place on Firstport’s ‘Ditto’ programme....more


10.11.14 - Stramash award underlines sense of companyís big investment
Stramash, the Argyll-born and based specialist outdoor nursery and outdoor adventure provider, has been awarded the top Rural Innovator Award in the inaugural Scottish Rural Parliament awards – of......more


06.11.14 - Play Pieces Marks First World War Centenary with Highland Drama Beyond the Trenches
A new drama set during the first world war it set to take to the stage on 14 & 15 November....more


06.11.14 - The Big Issue Corporate Subscription Introduction
The Big Issue is asking companies/social enterprises/organisations to take out a Corporate Subscription to the magazine and participate in a new partnership initiative....more


05.11.14 - Entrepreneurial Leadership
Applications are still open for the Social Enterprise Academy’s Entrepreneurial Leadership through cross-sector collaboration programme....more


05.10.14 - Callander opens new hostel with a social twist
Monday the 3rd November marked the official opening of the five star Callander Hostel, a new accommodation and youth hub run by local social enterprise Callander Youth Project Trust (CYPT)....more


31.10.14 - Falkirk Policy Event
Presentations from the Falkirk Policy Event that took place on 27.10.14...more


31.10.14 - ĎSpotlight on Progress & Future Opportunitiesí
Presentations from the Dundee SEN conference. ...more


31.10.14 - GSEN Monthly e-Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Glasgow SEN....more


30.10.14 - Loss, Grief & Bereavement in a Counselling Context
Details of the forthcoming course from Crisis....more


30.10.14 - Trustee Training Workshop
Social Investment Scotland has organised and is sponsoring a seminar providing training to trustees of charities and social enterprises....more


30.10.14 - Autumn inspiration from the Academy in H&I
Details of upcoming programmes from the Social Enterprise Academy....more


30.10.14 - DSEN October Newsletter
The October newsletter from Dundee Social Enterprise Network has been published. ...more


30.10.14 - Moray Business Week
As part of Moray Business Week 10 - 14th November, tsiMORAY are running a social enterprise market place....more


30.10.14 - Winners of Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2014
Congratulations to all the winners at this this years Social Enterprise Awards Scotland ceremony....more


23.10.14 - Approaching the final whistle of our EU social enterprise network
Social Firms Scotland and Senscot have had the privilege for the past 18 months of participating in an EU Social Entrepreneurship Network (SEN) part funded by the European Union under ESF and......more


23.10.14 - November Exhibitions
Upcoming exhibitions at The Gallery on the Corner...more


23.10.14 - Kaleidoscope
Details of the upcoming performance from Theatre Nemo....more


23.10.14 - Peter Kucha Night Volume 10
The next Pecha Kucha Night Vol 10 takes place on Tuesday 4th Nov, 7-10pm...more


23.10.14 - Alloa International 2014 : Dorothy Paul opens the 4th annual exhibition
The Alloa International 2014 is Resonate Arts House fourth annual international show....more


22.10.14 - Social Entrepreneur's Chat Show 2014
For one night only three inspiring social entrepreneurs will candidly share their personal stories in front of a live studio audience - complete with camera crew and after-show drinks....more


22.10.14 - #onamission to find the next LaunchMe cohort
Are you one of Scotland's most ambitious social entrepreneurs? It's time for LaunchMe Round 2!...more


22.10.14 - FREE Capacity Building Workshops
There are two free capacity building workshops for SME’s and Social Enterprises taking place next month in Glasgow....more


22.10.14 - TMPevents at The Melting Pot
Details of two TMPevents coming up before the end of this month.  ...more


16.10.14 - Joint Thematic Activity
Progress during the period April 2014 - September 2014 has been encouraging. As well continuing to  explore collaboration between respective thematic SEN members, there has been further collaborations......more


16.10.14 - Falkirk Social Enterprise Policy Event
Falkirk and District SEN and Senscot (as part of the Social Enterprise Alliance with Social Firms Scotland and Social Enterprise Scotland), is hosting a Local Social Enterprise Policy Event. ...more


11.10.14 - Kilmarnock businesswoman who runs musical theatre company is top of the pops
The glittering event held in Glasgow saw Fiona McKenzie of Centrestage, the Kilmarnock musical theatre company and social enterprise, take home the prestigious ‘Recognition of Outstanding Contribution’......more


14.10.14 - Social in the square video
See a video of the highly successful Edinburgh SEN 'Social in the Square'. ...more


14.10.14 - Social Enterprise in Dundee Conference
Limited places left so book now to secure your place....more


14.10.14 - The Melting Pot 7th Birthday Party
View the video of The Melting Pot's 7th Birthday celebrations....more


14.10.14 - Vote for the Jeely Piece Club!
The Yorkshire Building Society Lasting Legacy Fund – chance for the Jeely Piece Club to receive £10,000 !...more


£500,000 invested in Glasgow social enterprises
Resilient Scotland invests £500,000 in Glasgow social enterprises....more


09.10.14 - Wasps Open Studios 2014: Activities this week
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09.10.14 - Stenhousemuir FC Scores a First for Scotland
One of Scotland’s first social enterprise football clubs has opened Scotland’s first FIFA approved 3G playing surface, following an investment of £205,000 from leading lender to the third......more


09.10.14 - Employability social enterprises
Cothrom – a social enterprise based in the Outer Hebrides - are keen to link with other employability social enterprises....more


09.10.14 - FREE Workshop : An Introduction to Market Research
Just Enterprise is delighted to announce we will be running our popular “Introduction to Market Research” course at a venue in central Glasgow during October 2014....more


09.10.14 - A Social Enterprise Strategy For Scotland (Consultation)
Contribute towards a SE Strategy for Scotland....more


09.10.14 - Background paper: Identity and Visibility
The three cases studies provide useful empirical evidence to address important strategic questions....more


28.08.14 - Enterprise and Collaboration
Community sports clubs, hubs and other providers are facing strong challenges in order to survive and grow in an increasingly competitive and demanding market....more


02.10.14 - East Ayrshire CVO Social Enterprise Conference Presentations
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01.10.14 - WHALE Arts Centre
The WHALE Arts Centre is a vibrant, community owned organisation serving the South West of Edinburgh....more


02.10.14 - Aberdeen Impact Awards 2014
Applications are now open for the opportunity to nominate Charities, Social Enterprises, Volunteers and Private businesses in Aberdeen for the 2014 Aberdeen Impact Awards....more


02.10.14 - Social Enterprise sector set to blossom with help from Borders Green Team.
The Borders Green Team has been recognised as having a first-class business model, by Firstport, the social enterprise start-up agency, and became part of its ‘Ditto’ bank of business ideas....more


02.10.14 - Mindful Awareness Training
On this course anyone will be most welcome especially those who wish to better manage their physical, mental or emotional state....more


02.10.14 - Come aboard and learn new boating skills
Social enterprise group helps people enjoy delights the canal has to offer....more


01.10.14 - Glad Cafe Newsletter
October and upcoming Glad Events...more


25.09.14 - media co-op 10th Birthday media co-op at International Human Rights Film Festival, Document 11
media co-op's 10th birthday celebrated with a retrospective at Glasgow’s International Human Rights Film Festival, Document....more


25.09.14 - Round Two of LaunchMe
LaunchMe is an intensive programme specifically designed for early stage, ambitious social enterprises looking for capital and support to scale their business and increase their social impact....more


25.09.14 - Social Tech Seed Fund Open to Applications
Social Tech Seed is an open investment programme that offers early-stage investment to entrepreneurs who are looking to develop new ventures using digital for social impact. ...more


25.09.14 - Stirling City Hire Scheme "Nextbike" launch
Launch on Monday 29th Sept at 12.30....more


25.09.14 - 2014 CRNS Annual General Meeting
All CRNS Members are invited to the 2014 CRNS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING...more


25.09.14 - Update to Enterprise and Collaboration Event
We’ve managed to negotiate a special rate which will also be subsidised by Senscot i.e. Sport SEN member rate will be £50 per delegate....more


25.09.14 - New Funding available for work with young people
The Scottish Government and Comic Relief are delighted to announce the availability of new funding under Phase II of the Scottish Sport Relief Home and Away Programme....more


25.09.14 - The Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan
Details of the Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan from the Scottish Government....more


24.09.14 - Seeing is believing
Plunkett Scotland is currently running the ‘Seeing is believing’ programme which has been funded by the Princes Countryside Fund to help inspire and support community groups in rural Scotland.......more


18.09.14 - Come aboard and learn new boating skills
There is messing about on boats, and then there is messing about on boats - safely....more


18.09.14 - Just Enterprise Support for Third Sector Interfaces
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18.09.14 - You Can Cook: 7th Birthday Celebrations
Scotland's visionary social enterprise are celebrating 7 years in the food, health and training sector....more


18.09.14 - Findhorn Bay Arts Festival
Many of the artists taking part in Scotland’s newest arts festival gathered together on Findhorn beach last night to raise a glass to celebrate the 2 week countdown to the inaugural event....more


12.09.14 - Preview Exhibitions
The Gallery would like to invite you to the preview of Forces of Nature and Postcards from… our exhibitions that feature as part of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts and......more


11.09.14 - Sport social enterprises key for legacy
The recent Glasgow Games was a huge achievement for the city and for Scotland....more


11.09.14 - Scottish Rural Parliament - Aberdeenshire Event
A Rural Parliament is a ‘bottom-up’ process of involvement and debate between the people of rural Scotland and policy makers to enable better understanding, improved policy and action to address......more


11.09.14 - Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
This year Theatre Nemo has put together an exciting program of Performances, Exhibitions and Film Showings. Tickets and Reservations are now available....more


11.09.14 - Whatís On Glasgow Womenís Library Sep to Dec 2014
Glasgow Women's Library is No Ordinary Library. It is unique in Scotland and a national treasure!...more


11.09.14 - Local Cafes Bring Communities Together Thanks to Firstport Support Programme
Three social entrepreneurs setting up cafes in Glasgow and Fife to benefit their local communities have been awarded places on Firstport’s ‘Ditto’ programme. The entrepreneurs will each......more


11.09.14 - Firstport reveals inaugural cohort for pioneering business programme
The first successful applicants to LaunchMe, Scotland’s first social enterprise accelerator programme, were unveiled in Edinburgh last night. (Thursday 4 September)....more


10.09.14 - Nourish Scotland Conference
The Nourish conference this year we will be drawing on the ideas and experience we gleaned and moving forwards to think about Our Common Wealth of Food - our most ambitious and exciting event......more


04.09.14 - Big news for Scotland's social entrepreneurs
Big Issue Invest Scotland (BIIS) is the ground-breaking new investment choice for our nation’s social entrepreneurs. BIIS is here for those who are looking for more....more


04.09.14 - Ice Bucket Challenge Lessons Learned
So far, hundreds of thousands of people in Scotland and millions globally have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS/MND. ...more


04.09.14 - Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering
Following the success of the first Pilgrimage Gathering attended by 80 delegates last year, the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum & Forth Pilgrim have organised a similar event. ...more


04.09.14 - Prescribe a volunteer who makes a special difference
The Scottish Health Awards 2014, is the most prestigious and recognised awards ceremony for healthcare professionals within Scotland....more


04.09.14 - ESEN Newsletter
September edition of the Edinburgh SEN newsletter....more


04/9/14 - Year of Food and Drink 2015
 The Year of Food and Drink is a chance to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s natural larder and quality produce to our people and our visitors and to capitalise on the momentum created......more


29.08.14 - Emotional CPR (eCPR) Certification Training
PLUS Perth and Borders Recovery Network are pleased to announce that Daniel B. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Empowerment Center in America will lead two separate certificated......more


28.08.14 - New Travelling Tangerine Business/Self-Development Book Club
Launch of Delivered Next Day Personally 'New Travelling Tangerine Business/Self-Development Book Club'....more


28.08.14 - We all have a story to tell...
Video from Impact Arts made in conjunction with 29 Studios....more


28.08.14 - 20th Birthday Exhibition
Details of Imact Arts 20th Birthday Exhibition....more


28.08.14 - Future Maps
Map your community....more


28.08.14 - £2.5m plans for nursery and business hub beside Factory Skatepark
A £2.5 million project, which will include a nursery and a business start-up hub, is planned for the east end of Dundee....more


28.08.14 - Help us Grow the Patrick Geddes Library
Scottish Historic Buildings Trust love buildings with stories, and our latest project has many. Join us to help build a new chapter of a building's history - a library, the Patrick Geddes Library....more


28.08.14 - Monster news on the canal today
Social enterprise community makes waves in Edinburgh as new website launches....more


28.08.14 - ďWhat Can We Do For You?Ē
Following the successful launch of SBC’s Dundee Hub, Scottish Business Community is working closely with Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) to explore ways that social enterprises and businesses......more


28.08.14 - Just Enterprise Workshop : Negotiation Techniques
Just Enterprise are delighted to announce we will be running the popular workshop “An Introduction to Negotiation Techniques” at a venue in central Glasgow at the start of October....more


21.08.14 - Creating Inclusive Employment
Please join us on September 17th at our annual get together & AGM for members, supporters and stakeholders, being held at the bread maker....more


21.08.14 - Just Enterprise Leadership Programmes
Just Enterprise is now accepting bookings for a range of leadership development programmes designed specifically to support individuals working in the enterprising third sector....more


21.08.14 - 400 interns to promote business growth in voluntary sector
A £2m grant fund will provide opportunities for 400 interns to help promote business growth within Scottish voluntary organisations....more


21.08.14 - Scottish social entrepreneurs receive cash boost totalling over £75,000
 Social entrepreneurs around Scotland are celebrating today after being awarded grants from Firstport’s ‘Social Entrepreneurs Fund’. ...more


21.08.14 - Making Wood Work - BIG Lottery Funding!
Thanks to an award from BIG Lottery Fund, Glasgow Wood Recycling is about to launch "Making Wood Work....more


21.08.14 - Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2014/15
The Social Enterprise Academy is delighted to announce that Registration for the 2014/15 Social Enterprise in Education Awards is now open....more


21.08.14 - Findhorn Bay Arts Festival
Findhorn Bay Arts Festival is Scotland’s newest arts festival....more


22.08.14 - £6 million grants awarded to third sector
More than 115 organisations to benefit from Enterprise Ready Fund....more


20.08.14 - Commonwealth New Zealand Team Bikes now on Sale!
The NZ Commonwealth team bikes that were donated to The Glasgow Bike Shed are now on sale on the shop floor and on Ebay....more


20.08.14 - Does practice make perfect in place?
‘We know what to do, so why don’t we do it?’...more


19.08.14 - Duddingston Yards meeting rooms
Forth Sector’s Enterprise and Employability hub at Duddingston Yards provides a flexible environment to deliver training and workshops, conduct seminars, conferences and meetings....more


14.08.14 - Booking now open for CRNS 2014 Conference - 23rd October - Glasgow
The CRNS 10th Anniversary Conference & 2014 AGM will be taking place on the 23rd October at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow....more


14.08.14 - Thinking enterprisingly, Generating income
“Trading like a business, but for a social purpose” – quite a neat definition of social enterprise. As always there is a lot more to think about in terms of how this applies to your own......more


14.08.14 - Celebrating Scottish Allotments
Jenny Mollison, Rona Wilkinson and Judy Wilkinson have written a book about allotments 'Raising Spirits - allotments, well-being and community' as part of the Postcards from Scotland series....more


14.08.14 - Upcoming Investment Readiness Workshops
Details of upcoming Investment Readiness Workshops from Social Investment Scotland....more


14.08.14 - Social Enterprise Ė Supporting people into work
Two long-standing Dundee based social enterprise companies, Claverhouse and Craigowl Communities have won new contracts to help local unemployed people prepare for, find and maintain a place in the workforce......more


14.08.14 - Scotlandís Third Sector Making Major In-roads to Public Sector Procurement
There is an increasing recognition that councils can use their substantial purchasing power to achieve even greater impacts on the local economy, communities and the environment. ...more


14.08.14 - Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund
Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities is a £1m Fund established with £500k of Scottish Government 2014 Legacy Funds and £500k from The Robertson Trust....more


08.08.14 - The Canny Families Project
The Canny Families Project involves a programme of affordable cooking courses across Edinburgh, with each course run over a six week period....more


08.08.14 - RBS SE100 announces two new awards for social enterprises
Index designed to track growth and impact of social to recognise resilience and storytelling at annual awards in November....more


08.08.14 - Kids affected by domestic violence speak out
IN heart-rending DVD children urge the courts and social workers to consider their feelings when forcing them to have contact with estranged mums and dads....more


08.08.14 - Introducing our New Chair
New chair appointed at Glasgow SEN....more


07.08.14 - Have you been involved in participatory budgeting?
Participatory Budgeting aims to increase transparency, accountability, understanding and social inclusion in local government affairs....more


06.08.14 - Team NZ donate bikes to Glasgow Bike Shed
Team NZ thank Glasgow for phenomenal Games by donating 30 nearly-new bikes to local cycling charity....more


06.08.14 - Orkestra del Sol's Summer Sunday Jamboree!
Orkestra Del Sol & special guests, Brass. Aye are performing at The Bike Station on Sunday 10th of August and you're invited!...more


06.08.14 - Coalfields Enterprise Programme
Awards of up to £10,000 and business support to encourage the scale-up of established enterprises in Coalfields Communities....more


06.08.14 - Leading Edge - last few places available, starting 9 & 10 September, Edinburgh
Leading Edge is an university-level leadership development programme designed exclusively for Chief Officers in the third sector. ...more


30.07.14 - Raising club Funds through Fantasy Football
It has always been an objective of Youth Football Scotland, to provide clubs with fundraising opportunities. Regardless of whether they are branded as YFS or highlighting the work of others....more


31.07.14 - ĎICE Retailí recognised as having outstanding business model
An Edinburgh based social enterprise, set up to promote and sell the creations of independent designers in Scotland, has been recognised as having an outstanding business model, by Firstport, the social......more


31.07.14 - Brokering Role
Details of a new brokering role within Senscot & Social Firms Scotland....more


31.07.14 - Urban Therapy - Diploma Course
This is the 'final frontier' of Counselling....more


30.07.14 - Grow to Work - Open Day
Taking place on Saturday 23rd August between 1 and 4 pm....more


30.07.14 - Nourish Conference 'Our Common Wealth of Food'
Details of this year's Nourish Scotland Conference....more


30.07.14 - Social Enterprise Policy and Practice - Scotlandís Annual Conference
Wednesday 3rd September 2014, Radisson Hotel, Glasgow...more


30.07.14 - The Allotment Market Stall
Our produce comes fresh and direct to you from the allotments in Aberdeen City....more


30.07.14 - Integrated Care Fund
Newly established Health and Social Care Partnerships are to get an additional £100m next year....more


30.07.14 - Introduction to Intellectual Property workshops
An opportunity to explore intellectual property (IP) and how it can be used to create value in your organisation....more


30.07.14 - Kidzeco won the ďContribution to the CommunityĒ Award
Kidzeco won the “Contribution to the Community” Award at The Centre (Livingston) Retail Awards in June, and were subsequently visited by  Ed Milliband MP....more


30.07.14 - Legacy 2014, Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund
Strand 2 of the Legacy 2014, Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund will open for applications on 11th August 2014....more


24.07.14 - Cashback for Creativity Phase 3 Launched Today
Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop joined young filmmakers, musicians and dancers who are developing their career skills thanks to the confiscated funds from criminal activity....more


24.07.14 - Invitation to the opening of ďThink Big Arts ExhibitionĒ
Theatre Nemo invites you to the opening of its exhibition....more


23.07.14 - Scottish vendors compete for street food awards at Tram Stop Market this August
The Tram Stop Market behind John Lewis are delighted to be hosting the Scottish Heats of the prestigious ‘British Street Food Awards 2014’. ...more


24.07.14 - Upcoming Investment Readiness workshops
Social Investment Scotland visit Dundee, Aberdeen, Orkney, Argyle & Bute and Shetland to help third sector prepare for growth....more


24.07.14 - Social Enterprise Academy July Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Academy....more


23.07.14 - ESEN Newsletter
Latest newsletter from Edinburgh SEN....more


23.07.14 - Social enterprises give new life to local high streets as part of Glasgow 2014 Legacy
A project to help young entrepreneurs start their own social enterprises and contribute to the legacy of the Commonwealth Games has given new life to Glasgow’s high streets....more


26.07.14 - Top 10 budget restaurants, bars and cafes in Glasgow
 The Glad Cafe features in this guide from The Guardian where you can eat well in Glasgow for under £10....more


17.07.14 - Short survey for Village SOS programme
Senscot is a partner delivering the relaunched Village SOS programme....more


17.06.14 - Weird & Wonderful Exhibition
The Makers Gallery & Bistro invites you to its ‘Weird & Wonderful’exhibition. ...more


17.07.14 - ĎHelping people change for healthí course
‘Helping people change for health’ course in Fraserburgh Hospital end of Aug and early Sept....more


17.06.14 - Year of Food & Drink Growth Fund
Visit Scotland has launched the Year of Food & Drink Growth Fund that will run alongside its existing Growth Fund. ...more


17.07.14 - Extended Deadline for Social Enterprise Awards
Due to popular demand the deadline for The Annual Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2014 has been extended to 5pm next Monday 21 July!...more


17.07.14 - Is charity status right for you?
A common query for us at Senscot Legal is whether a social enterprise can be a charity or if a charity can become a social enterprise....more


10.07.14 - Grassroots Arts: The Way We See It
Details of an upcoming exhibition showcasing art work created by members of the Grassmarket Community Project. ...more


10.07.14 - Community Hub plans receive a boost
Tayport Community Trusts plans to bring a multi-faceted Community Hub to the town have received a boost, by being moved forward to Stage 2 of an application process to the Big Lottery’s Growing Community......more


10.07.14 - Art & Autism: Andrew Gilchrist
Art & Autism: Andrew Gilchrist previews on Tuesday 5th August from 6pm to 8pm at the Gallery on the Corner....more


10.07.14 - Scotlandís third sector receives EU funding boost
Social Investment Scotland announced it has been awarded €65,000 of EU funding as part of a €80,000 project to support its efforts at helping third sector organisations take on investment finance....more


10.07.14 - Community Challenge Fund
Highland Council set aside one million pounds each year to fund community projects...more


10.07.14 - Social Enterprise Growth and Innovation (SEGI) Fund in Fife
BRAG Enterprises is pleased to announce a new fund that will encourage the growth of existing and new start social enterprises across Fife....more


10.07.14 - Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact
A new standard to allow social enterprises of all sizes to better measure and demonstrate their social impact and so help them in their discussions with partners, investors, and public sector......more


03.07.14 - A road map to transfer
One of the main areas of the Community Empowerment Bill relates to the transfer of public assets to communities. Significantly the draft Bill appears to presume in favour of a community’s interest......more


03.07.14 - Social Enterprise Scottish Approach
Social Firms Scotland (SFS) and Senscot hosted the EU SEN in Glasgow two weeks ago - with 35 delegates attending from 10 EU member states....more


03.07.14 - The Bridge Rising
The Bridge Rising will be screened on Mon 14 July at 6.10pm at Edinburgh Filmhouse....more


03.07.14 - Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
Social Enterprise Academy want to find out what you think about becoming an accrediting body using the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) to provide an education and training accreditation......more


02.07.14 - The DO School Start-Up Lab
Have a plan for changing the world? It’s time to learn how to DO it! This course is tailored for those who already have an idea for a start-up and who want to learn from emerging social entrepreneurs....more


02.07.14 - New Financial Inclusion Grants Programme launched
The Bank of Scotland Foundation is set to further help improve the quality of life for those who are facing challenging circumstances, with the launch of its first ever Financial Inclusion Grants Programme.......more


02.07.14 - EU Funding and Internationalisation Support for Social Enterprise
Scotland Europa, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International are organising a workshop in Edinburgh for the Scottish social enterprise and investment community to raise their awareness of......more


02/07/14 - EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for David Cook
David Cook has won an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Scotland award. ...more


27.06.14 - Venues needed to bring traditional music and song to life across Scotland this year
Venues are invited to take part in the TMSA Homecoming 2014 Traditional Music and Song Sessions programme....more


26.06.14 - Fife Community Bakery Recognised As Having First Class Business Model
A Fife community bakery is set to support aspiring social entrepreneurs in Scotland by sharing the secrets of its business success....more


26.06.14 - Survey
Social Firms Scotland is aware that OSCR is issuing a survey about public sector income to around 5,000 selected charities....more


26.06.14 - Dundee SEN Newsletter
Read the latest edition of the Dundee SEN newsletter....more


25/6/14 - Tram Stop Market Hosts First ĎStreet Food Thursdayí
On Thursday 3rd July, The Tram Stop Market behind John Lewis on Leith Street in Edinburgh, will be hosting a special Street Food extravaganza with seven different hot food vendors to choose from. ...more


20.06.14 - Investment Priority - an extract from ESF 2014-20 Operational Programme
Promoting social entrepreneurship and vocational integration in social enterprises and the social and solidarity economy in order to facilitate access to employment....more


20.06.14 - 13 Brand New Jobs with Stramash!
The closing date has now passed for the practitioner and team leader vacancies, Stramash is however still accepting applications for early year education apprenticeships!...more


19.06.14 - CEiS Annual Conference
In its 8th year, CEIS Annual Conference is seen as the definitive conference in Scotland for social enterprise....more


19.06.14 - The Melting Post Special Edition on Social Innovation Incubation
Special Edition newsletter on Social Innovation Incubation....more


19.06.14 - Journey: Queen Margaret University's Art Psychotherapy Graduates
The Gallery would like to invite you to attend the preview of its forthcoming exhibition, Journey, on Tuesday 1st July from 6-8pm....more


19.06.14 - Fyne Futures Energy Globe Award
Congratulations to ABSEN member, Fyne Futures, on receiving the National Energy Globe Award....more


19.06.14 - Open Air Screening: 'Sunshine on Leith'
For one night only, Stirling's Historic site the Old Town Jail will be transformed into an Open Air Cinema!...more


19.06.14 - Leadership, Enterprise and Social Impact Learning
Fully funded programmes fromt the Social Enterprise Academy....more


17.06.14 - Roberta's Wish
Roberta has a severe learning disability and has recently learned to make art. Now she needs your help to teach others how to make art....more


13.06.14 - ED's Cycle Fair - this Sunday 15th Jun. 11am-5pm
The event will open at 11am and have a range of Commonwealth culture, cuisine and sports on offer for FREE for young and old to experience....more


12.06.14 - NextBike Launch news
Glasgow is about to launch it's first public bike hire scheme....more


12.06.14 - Taster Day comes to Tram Stop Market this Saturday
Social enterprise, Edinburgh Markets, host another monthly Taster Day this Saturday to showcase new flavours from local businesses. All portions are under £5 and feature some of the most exciting......more


12.06.14 - Midsummer market - buy from social enterprises!
Join us on the longest day of the year for a full day of shopping from social enterprises!...more


11.06.14 - Could you be the new Chair of The Village Storytelling Centre?
The Village Storytelling Centre is looking for a dynamic, strategically-focused Chair to help lead, develop and govern our work....more


11.06.14 - ABSEN Regional Meeting
Details of the next ABSEN Regional Meeting....more


11.06.14 - Third Sector Invitation to Online and Social Media Discussion
Social Value Lab and Post Creative are working together to find better ways to support local not-for-profit organisations develop an online and social media presence....more


11.06.14 - In a Blaze of Glory
Recently Glasgow saw firefighters battling to save two of its historic buildings....more


11.06.14 - Italian trip is just the job for Jags stalwarts
Many people will jet out to Italy for two weeks in the sun this summer but the group that departs this morning will do so with more than the good weather and fine food on their minds....more


11.06.14 - New Ditto model set to hit the shelves
Firstport is gearing up to release its latest Ditto model thanks to Neil Stoddart and the team at the Doorstep Bakery in Fife. ...more


11.06.14 - The WHALE Pod
Are you a new artist or cultural enterprise with a strong interest in partnership working, the ambition to grow and an interest in community?...more


11.06.14 - Review Of Community Planning and Single Outcome Agreements
Effective community planning arrangements will be at the core of public service reform....more


04.06.14 - LocalMotive Markets Official Launch
You are cordially invited to attend the Official Launch of LocalMotive Markets in Edinburgh Waverley Station....more


06.06.14 - Midlothian Social Enterprise video
 Video showcasing some of Midlothian's social enterprises....more


05.06.14 - Massive Boost for Third Sector Businesses
 Massive boost for third sector businesses as Just Enterprise programme receives renewed government support....more


05.06.14 - Foodbank fund open for applications
£500,000 fund to address immediate need and underlying causes of food poverty....more


05.06.14 - Digital Skills and Online Presence of Social Enterprise
Social Value Lab and Post Creative are working together to find better ways to support local not-for-profit organisations develop an online and social media presence....more


05.06.14 - Big Lottery Fund News
Big Lottery Fund Scotland ebulletin...more


05.06.14 - SDP May Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Supplier Development Programme....more


05.06.14 - Aspiring Social Enterprises (ASEs) in Dundee
The Aspiring Social Enterprise domain of Dundee is alive and growing!...more


05.06.14 - More support for enterprises
£360,000 to help businesses with public sector projects....more


05.06.14 - True Cost Accounting
An economic principle called true cost accounting helps consumers understand the real cost of the food they buy ...more


04.06.14 - Third Sector Internships Scotland
TSIS has announce that the internship programme will continue through 2014-15....more


04.06.06 - 'New Boots on the Ground' event
They say the only way to make a small fortune from farming is to start with a large one. But what about people who want to grow food for a living but haven’t got a fortune at all?...more


04.06.06 - Foodbank fund open for applications
£500,000 fund to address immediate need and underlying causes of food poverty....more


04.06.14 - Board Members
Recruitment of new board members: can you help?...more


30.05.14 - First Minister announces multi-million pound regeneration boost
Communities in Rutherglen and Dalmarnock are to benefit from a £4.48 million funding boost which will extend the legacy of the Commonwealth Games, First Minister Alex Salmond announced....more


30.05.14 - DSEN AGM marks year of progress
The ongoing development of the social enterprise sector in Dundee was given a boost at the DSEN annual general meeting. ...more


29.05.14 - Invitation to 'Investment Readiness' Workshop, Glasgow
Our Investment Readiness Workshops, in partnership with GSEN, will be held in Glasgow on 10 June....more


29.05.14 - One-day workshops in ĎBurnoutí
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29.05.14 - Values make a good partnership!
This week we launch Big Issue Invest Scotland, a new joint venture between Big Issue Invest (the social investment arm of The Big Issue) and our community development finance institution, DSL Business......more


29.05.14 - Scottish Thistle Awards open for entries
Don't miss out: Scottish Thistle Awards open for entries...more


29.05.14 - Introduction to Intellectual Property
SFS is currently considering running a number of half-day workshops giving an Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) and we wanted to gauge the level of interest from members....more


29.04.14 - Unequal lives, unjust deaths
Voluntary Health Scotland is launching a programme of events to address health inequalities across the life course....more


29.05.14 - Health Inequalities Policy Review Commission
Neil Findlay MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-Being initiated a Health Inequalities Policy Review Commission in May 2014. ...more


27.05.14 - Enterprise Ready Fund - Time is running out
Deadline approaching for the Enterprise Ready Fund....more


27.05.14 - Glasgow's cycling culture celebrated in new Mungo's Hi Fi video
New song from local reggae soundsystem act Mungo's Hi Fi....more


27.05.14 - Glasgow 2014 Engagement and Legacy Team Stakeholder Newsletter
May newsletter from the Glasgow 2014 Engagement and Legacy Team....more


27.05.14 - ESEN Newsletter May 2014
The latest newsletter from Edinburgh SEN....more


27.05.14 - Social enterprises can provide best of both
Ethos can be both business and charitable, says Edel Harris...more


22.05.14 - Still wondering if LaunchMe is for you? Here are 5 reasons to apply!
The deadline for the first round of LaunchMe is looming, but there is still time to speak to us and submit your application.  ...more


22.05.14 - Invitation to a Three Day Training
Scotland is awakening. If we are to seize the opportunities emerging in communities, businesses and organisations across the country, now is the time to be brave and do things differently.  ...more


22.05.14 - Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards - 2014 Round Open to Britain's Young Businesses
Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards - 2014 Round Open to Britain's Young Businesses...more


22.05.14 - REHIS Food and Health Course
There are still spaces on the REHIS Food and Health Course that is being held over the mornings of the 2nd and the 9th of June, from 9.30-1pm on both days.  ...more


22.05.14 - Making The Grassroots Grow
Grassroots organisations in Scotland’s mining areas are being challenged to go back to school to learn how to move their enterprises onto the next level.  ...more


22.05.14 - Developing methods for evidencing social enterprise as a public health intervention
The Knowledge Exchange Forum is part of a 5-year programme, co-funded by the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. ...more


22.05.14 - Scottish FA and Youth Football Scotland join forces in grassroots media partnership
The Scottish Football Association and Youth Football Scotland (YFS), a not for profit social enterprise, will be working together in 2014/15, to provide a brand new level of media coverage to the national......more


22.05.14 - Evaluation into Social Enterprise in South Ayrshire
Financially Social Enterprises (SE) contribute £35Million to the South Ayrshire economy (in terms of turnover) and employ almost 1000 people.  ...more


21.05.14 - Digital Natives
Community Enterprise is setting up an e-commerce and social media academy to train creative people who are currently unemployed and support them in to employment in the online and digital sectors.  ...more


21.05.14 - Free screening of The Bridge Rising at the Southside Film Festival
 Looking for something to do before the Champions League Final? Didn't get tickets for the Big Weekend?  Why not go along to The Glad Cafe on Saturday 24th May at 4pm for a FREE screening......more


16.05.14 - Exciting News from Eco Drama
This video was created for Eco Drama by Fablevision, courtesy of Glasgow Social Enterprise Network.  ...more


15.05.14 - Social Enterprise Development Awards
Foundation Scotland is pleased to announce the launch of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) for 2014.  ...more


15.05.14 - New Daycare Service for Dementia Sufferers
The Broomhouse Centre has received funding to provide an additional day care service to people with Dementia in the Balerno/Juniper green and Currie area.  ...more


15.05.14 - Play This Everywhere
An incredible speech at a Scottish Parliament Committee made by Dennis Curran from the group Loaves and Fishes....more


15.05.14 - Agenda: More people are needed to work together to build a healthier nation
"Health inequalities are the biggest issue facing Scotland just now, because not only are health inequalities a problem, but they are a manifestation of social inequalities and social disintegration......more


15.05.14 - Can Britain's food markets make a comeback?
Though squeezed by supermarkets and high street homogeny, new initiatives are helping revitalise food stalls across the UK....more


15.05.14 - Over £2 million for third sector
Enterprising third sector organisations will benefit from a further £2.1 million in grants to help them deliver services to vulnerable people in communities across Scotland.  ...more


14.05.14 - Chancellor Yunus Scholarships
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is proud to announce funding for four Chancellor Yunus Scholarships covering full programme fees in order to enable students from all backgrounds to study our MSc Social......more


14.05.14 - Making Local Food Happen: Community Gardening in Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is pleased to announce the workshop will take place on Friday 13th June 2014 at The Lighthouse, Gallery 4, Glasgow.  ...more


14.05.14 - SDS Provider Guide - Consultation Event - 22nd May
CCPS has a few places still available for a consultation event for proposed new national guidance on SDS for providers.  ...more


14.05.14 - Community Building Events May, June, July 2014
Community Building Events (CBE) at The Melting Pot are monthly workshops delivered by our members for our members as well as the general public.  ...more


14.05.14 - Digital Detox May 2014
 Social media nuggets for third sector professionals...more


07.05.14 - Call for applications for the next round of Community Jobs Scotland
Community Jobs Scotland provides a fantastic opportunity for third sector organisations to recruit motivated individuals to join their organisation and add value to the services delivered. Community Jobs......more


08.05.14 - JOB DESCRIPTION: Partnership & Procurement Co-ordinator
This particular initiative seeks to fill a gap in the existing support landscape through a dedicated programme and resource to give practical support to social enterprise in identifying and responding......more


08.05.14 - Preview of Flora and Fauna
This exhibition by the Artistocats, Midlothian’s Community Access Team, features work that has been produced over the last year and explores mark making and texture in painting and print.  ...more


08.05.14 - Applications open for £16 million community fund
Finance Secretary John Swinney will visit Edinburgh's Spartans Community Football Academy on Thursday 8th May to launch the £16 million Social Growth Fund for Scotland.  ...more


08.05.14 - Scotland's Newest Arts Festival Reveals Highlights
The Findhorn Bay Arts Festival has revealed a sneak preview of the events which will take place over the last weekend in September.  ...more


08.05.14 - New boots on the ground: helping new entrants make a living from farming and growing
They say the only way to make a small fortune from farming is to start with a large one. But what about people who want to grow food for a living but haven’t got a fortune at all?...more


08.05.14 - SDS Statutory Guidance Event
Following the publication of the Statutory Guidance, Providers and Personalisation is hosting an event to explore how the new duties should be implemented.  ...more


08.05.14 - Free capacity building workshops for SMEís and Social Enterprises
Introduction to Sustainability and Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility....more


08.05.14 - Place, Work, Folk: Their Legacy, Our Future
Planning Aid Scotland has been awarded funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund for an innovative new project, “Place, Work, Folk: Our Legacy, Their Future”....more


08.05.14 - £2.1m CashBack funding for Scotlandís youth projects
The Scottish Government has today announced that more than £2 million is to be invested to create life-changing opportunities for vulnerable young people.  ...more


30.04.14 - Social Enterprise Academy Update
Latest news from the Academy....more


30.04.14 - CFHS other funding and opportunities
The Evaluating Impact programme is open to community food organisations working in low income communities.  ...more


30.04.14 - Supporting Communities - offer extended to more groups
SCDC is offering its expanded package of community capacity building support, Supporting Communities, to even more community organisations.  ...more


30.04.14 - More social enterpries expected to start in Edinburgh & Fife with the arrival of Ditto
Edinburgh City and Fife can expect more social enterprises benefiting their towns and high streets thanks to the roll out of Ditto, a social replication product developed by Firstport, the social enterprise......more


30.04.14 - Out of the Blue is 20...and the Bongo Lives
Details of the celebratory evening on Fri 2nd May....more


30.04.14 - Social Enterprise Trade Fair
Another chance to attend “Opportunities to Grow”, a dynamic, busy and productive environment.  ...more


30.04.14 - Talent scouts hit the streets to build Scotland Homeless World Cup team
Scotland are going to the World Cup this year. And they need your help in getting there.  ...more


29.04.13 - Market welcomes trams by re-naming themselves ĎThe Tram Stop Marketí
After years of surviving roadworks and disruption, the stallholders at St Mary’s Market, tucked behind John Lewis on the corner of York Place, have decided to take a positive attitude to the launch......more


29.04.13 - Call for cooks to prepare lunch menu for The Empire Cafť, Festival 2014
The café will explore Scotland’s involvement with the North Atlantic Slave trade via tea, coffee, sugar and cotton.  ...more


29.04.13 - Upcoming Canny Families Courses
This project is funded by Big Lottery Support and Connect Fund.  ...more


29.04.13 - Santander, UnLtd, Deutche Bank funding and support opportunities
Information on funding opportunities from Santander, UnLtd and Deutche Bank....more


24.04.14 - It's time to nominate for this year's awards
The nominations for VisitScotland’s 2014 Scottish Thistle Awards are now open.  ...more


24.04.14 - Grand Day Out
Details of Wiston's Lodge 'Grand Day Out'....more


24.04.14 - Dundee SEN Newsletter
April Newsletter...more


24.04.14 - Pride of Edinburgh: Volunteer Marcus Glancy hailed
It would have been very easy for Marcus Glancy to end up on the wrong side of the tracks.  ...more


24.04.14 - Glasgow SEN Prezi
Fancy finding out what Glasgow SEN got up to last year, take a look at our first Prezi!  ...more


24.04.14 - SDP April Newsletter
April newsletter from Supplier Development Programme...more


23.04.14 - Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Community Fund 2014/15 open
Funding opportunity from Cycling Scotland....more


23.04.14 - Ceramics Workship
Due to the success of last month’s ceramic workshop at The Gallery on the Corner it will be running it again in May/June.  ...more


23.04.14 - Community Project Needs Your Vote
Resonate is in with a chance to win £5k and it would make a huge difference to us!  ...more


16.04.13 - Young people shaping places
New Urban Voices, has been supporting groups of young people in Dundee and Forfar to influence and lead change in their local communities.  ...more


16.04.13 - Social impact, action learning and local food...
Details of forthcoming courses from The Social Enterprise Academy....more


15.04.14 - Football Works Course Details
Details of the upcoming Football Works Programme.  ...more


15.04.14 - Scottish Government supports FareShare Scotland
Scottish Government has confirmed funding of £500,000 over two years to support FareShare in their efforts to tackle food waste and food poverty across Scotland. ...more


15.04.14 - Generating Steam Newsletter and concert details.
Latest bulletin from The Engine Shed and concert details. ...more


10.04.14 - Social enterprise start ups booming and having an impact
Firstport, the support agency for start up social enterprises, has today published “Start Something Good”- a landmark report that sheds a light on the journey, psyche and impact of start up......more


10.04.14 - New Social Enterprise Home for Nordic Festival in Edinburgh
The opportunity to experience different cultures from Scandinavia and Britain is in a new home this year.  ...more


10.04.14 - DNDP CIC Re-launch
A fun day of live social media training, broadcasts & interaction.  ...more


10.04.14 - New guidance on social investment tax relief published
New guidance for social enterprises and investors looking to take advantage of the UK Government’s social investment tax relief has been published.  ...more


10.04.14 - CEIS Quarterly Newsletter 2014 (edition 1)
Welcome to CEIS first quarterly newsletter  ...more


10.04.14 - Health SEN Newsletter
...more


10.04.14 - Annual Social Enterprise Survey Scotland 2014
To campaign on behalf of social enterprises and raise the profile and reach of social enterprise, it's essential that we know what you think, how you're doing and what's happening on the ground with your......more


10.04.14 - How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland?
Join a conversation to explore this question, make new connections, and be a part of creating the conditions for social innovation to flourish in Scotland!  ...more


09.04.14 - Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition
New 10-Year Plan Announced from Creative Scotland  ...more


09.04.14 - CEiS confirmed as ongoing contract manager for Just Enterprise
CEIS along with consortium partners will continue delivering the programme until at least 2016.  ...more


09.04.14 - £16M Investment for Scotlandís Third Sector
Social Growth Fund to be managed by Social Investment Scotland...more


09.04.14 - The Melting Pot comes to Inverness
How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland?  ...more


03.04.14 - Duke of York Launches Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award for Young Entrepreneurs
HRH The Duke of York and the Nominet Trust have created the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) for 16-25 year-olds who have “a flair for all things digital and an entrepreneurial spirit.”...more


03.04.14 - Enterprise Re-opens Fund101 Offering £1,000 a Month to New Businesses (UK)
Fund101 targets UK-based entrepreneurs looking to turn an idea into a new business and existing small companies wishing to purchase equipment to help take their enterprise to the next level....more


03.04.14 - Help Back New Urban Voices
Our project, New Urban Voices, has been supporting groups of young people in Dundee and Forfar to influence and lead change in their local communities....more


27.03.14 - News release: Grassmarket Community Project Wins My Place Award
The Grassmarket Community Project were today ( Thursday March 27th) awarded a Scottish Civic Trust “My Place” award for the Grassmarket Centre’s architectural finery and positive influence......more


03.04.14 - Social Enterprise Tour 12-16 May
SIS will be visiting five cities in five days, connecting capital with communities across Scotland on The Great Social Enterprise Tour 2014....more


03.04.14 - 21 Revolutions: New writing and prints inspired by the collection at Glasgow Women
We are delighted to announce the publication of our new book 21 Revolutions: New writing and prints inspired by the collection at Glasgow Women's Library....more


Canny Families project
Edinburgh Community Food are currently working in partnership with Changeworks and Citizens Advice Edinburgh to deliver a city wide programme which supports families with children to better manage rising......more


Social Enterprise Exchange Leadership Dinner
Social Enterprise Scotland is working in partnership with Scottish Council for Development and Industry to deliver the inaugural Social Enterprise Exchange Leadership Dinner on Tuesday 24 June in Glasgow...more


28.03.14 - Seed Kist in Edinburgh on 28th March
 Fife Diet will be coming over the bridge to Edinburgh on Friday 28th March with the Seed Kist, their collection of open pollinated and heritage variety seeds....more


28.03.14 - World Autism Awareness Day Exhibition
Come along to the Gallery on the Corner's new exhibition, Surroundings....more


20.03.14 - Midlothian Community Garden Network Meeting
Midlothian Network Meeting, Dalkeith, 24th March  ...more


19.03.14 - Announcing new CEO at CRNS
Mary McLuskey is taking up the post Chief Executive from 31 March 2014.  ...more


19.03.14 - Club Development Workshop
Workshop on community asset transfer policy on local pitches and pavilions in East Ayrshire.  ...more


19.03.14 - Traditional Ceilidh
Join Sporrandipity and Grassmarket Community Project for a fundraising ceilidh on April 4th.  ...more


19.03.14 - Ceramics Workshop
The gallery will be hosting a two day ceramic workshop at the end of this month....more


19.03.14 - £1M sport fund for Scotland opens for business
Community sports organisations across Scotland are set to benefit from a funding boost as the new £1 million Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund opens for applications.  ...more


19.03.14 - Specialist accreditation service
The Social Enterprise Academy delivers learning and development programmes for people working in, or linked to, social enterprise.  ...more


12.03.14 - Webinar: ĎMeet an International Food and Drink Buyerí
Access 6 invites you take part in our 'Meet an International Food & Drink Buyer' webinar....more


12.03.14 - Meet the Buyer event
Free event for SMEs and social enterprise involved in the construction sector....more


12.03.14 - Rural Community Event Consultation
Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER, are working on the next Local Development Strategy, which will guide what types of projects they are able to fund from 2015 to 2020.  ...more


12.03.14 - ABSEN Conference
Details of this years ABSEN Conference....more


12.03.14 - Housing as community anchors - Innovation events
A unique chance for housing organisations across Scotland to create and test innovative approaches that support people to live longer, healthier and more active lives.  ...more


12.03.14 - Social enterprise day
LocalMotive Markets is a new and exciting events company....more


12.03.14 - Social Accounting and Audit: Prove, Improve, Account
Social Accounting and Audit (SAA) can revolutionise the way you manage your organisation. ...more


12.03.14 - Free digital healthcare webinar on the 26th March
First in a series of webinars that will explore the art of the possible and learn from those who are leading the way.  ...more


06.03.14 - FRESh 2014 Show
This year the show will take place on 2nd & 3rd of May. ...more


07.03.14 - Communities across Scotland benefit from latest awards to social entrepreneurs
Thirteen new enterprises have benefited from the latest round of start-up awards made to Scotland-based social entrepreneurs.  ...more


06.03.14 - Investment Readiness Workshop 14 March
Due to the large interest in our recent Investment Readiness workshops that SIS launched in partnership with Social Enterprise Scotland, we are delighted to announce that we will be running a workshop......more


06.03.14 - Funding Announcement
West Lothian Council announced at the Partnering for Success Launch that it is investing a further £50K in West Lothian Social Enterprise Network....more


06.03.14 - Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing
This new Prize, launched on Monday 24th of February, will be awarded in 2014 to four exciting, community-led, townscape projects.  ...more


05.03.14 - Braidwood Bike Park Survey
Braidwood Bikepark Group has commissioned Community Enterprise to carry out some market research.  ...more


05.13.14 - SROI report on local food programme
Every £1 invested in Local Food is shown to return between £6 and £8 to society in the form of social and economic outcomes including health and well-being, training and......more


05.03.14 - MACPoolís Council grant increased
Mid Argyll Community Pool will receive a grant of £55,975 from Argyll and Bute Council from April 2014.  ...more


05.03.14 - Funding route map for community groups taking action on climate change
The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network has produced an extensive and useful route map for community groups taking action on climate change....more


05.03.14 - Support for sports social enterprises
Fifty-first Games Legacy project to empower sports in communities.  ...more


27.02.14 - BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme
The next deadline for applications to the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme is the 1st April 2014....more


27.02.14 - Apply now for the Scottish Charity Awards 2014
We're on the hunt for entries for this year's Scottish Charity Awards!...more


26.02.14 - Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing: Opportunity for Community led projects to win £3,500
This new Prize, launched on Monday 24th of February, will be awarded in 2014 to four exciting, community-led, townscape projects in Scotland and Northern Ireland....more


25.02.14 - Street Soccer's Programmes
Do you work with people who are 16+ who need something to engage and motivate them to help make positive changes in their lives? ...more


25.02.14 - GSEN Newsletter
Latest Newsletter from GSEN....more


25.02.14 - Pop up! Poetry Slam w/ Stirling Makar Anita Govan
A night of live lyricism and music Produced in conjunction with Stirling Makar Anita Govan.  ...more


25.02.14 - Free short term analytical consultancy from the Scottish Government
Scottish Government want to identify very short sharp projects (up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation at no cost to you.  ...more


25.02.14 - Beyond the Finish Line launches in Glasgow
Vibrant social enterprise project Beyond the Finish Line has launched in Glasgow’s emerging Trongate area. ...more


24.02.14 - Glasgow Bike Station fundraising gig!
There will be 2 great bands, food , drinks and a raffle with a bicycle to be won!  ...more


21.02.14 - Largest annual rise in employment since 2007
First Minister welcomes rise as 1,200 new job opportunities created.  ...more


20.02.14 - Social Investment 2014 Conference & Lanarkshire Social Enterprise Event
 Details of two forthcoming events in March 2014....more


20.02.14 - FREE : Just Enterprise Finance Training for Third Sector Organisations
Free training from Just Enterprise taking place in central Edinburgh....more


20.02.14 - Major Events, Major Opportunities
Free Business Event in Glasgow  ...more


20.02.14 - Socially Enterprising Scotland
A new physical retail outlet devoted exclusively to the display and sale of products produced by Scottish social enterprises....more


20.02.14 - Oban to host first Scottish Rural Parliament
Oban has been confirmed as the location for the first ever Scottish Rural Parliament. The event will run for three days from 6th to 8th November and will see around 400 people gather in Oban.  ...more


19.02.14 - 1,200 job opportunities for young people
FM announces £4 million for extra jobs  ...more


19.02.14 - Achieving Community Empowerment - The Guide
Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) has been working on a guide to support community organisations. Achieving Community Empowerment - the Guide is the result of a 4 year programme providing support......more


18.02.14 - New creative incubator space
An exciting new incubator unit for new-start and micro creative enterprises has been established at WHALE Arts in partnership with Community Enterprise....more


17.02.13 - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Support - Event
Are you a social enterprise based in Glasgow? Do you want to make more efficient use of energy and resources?  ...more


13.02.14 - Leading The Way
Senscot has been working with The Social Enterprise Academy which has developed a course for social enterprises called Leading the Way....more


12.02.14 - £2.3 million grants awarded to third sector
Grants totalling £2.3 million have been awarded to 67 enterprising third sector organisations, John Swinney confirmed....more


12.02.14 - New Farmer Programme
Nourish has had confirmation of funding towards the New Farmer Programme from the Enterprise Ready Fund....more


12.02.14 - 21 Revolutions Launch Invite
Details of the 21 Revolutions Launch Invite from Glasgow Women's Library...more


12.02.14 - Show your support for Glasgow
Join us and show your support for Glasgow's future social entrepreneurs!  ...more


12.02.14 - Charitable Trading and VAT event
This half-day seminar that brings together senior practitioners from OSCR and the accounting profession to provide a valuable insight into the issues for charities when delivering commercial services....more


12.01.14 - Whatís in the children and young people Talking Mats resource?
We wanted to develop a tool that would give a holistic picture of how a child or young person feels about their lives at home at school and in their communities....more


12.02.14 - Cultural and Creative Newsletter
Latest Cultural and Creative Newsletter...more


12.02.14 - New Pitsligo Bakery
THE future of more than 25 jobs in New Pitsligo has been secured following the purchase of John Smith & Sons bakery by the Fraserburgh Development Trust....more


12.02.14 - Tender Portals made easy
This workshop will be aimed at Social Enterprise Sectors and will cover all aspects of using portals.  ...more


12.02.14 - Is The Public Sector For You?
This workshop will be aimed at Social Enterprise Sectors, the objective of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive guide on a variety of procurement topics.  ...more


06.02.14 - Upcoming Canny Families Courses
Edinburgh Community Food are currently working in partnership with Changeworks and Citizens Advice Edinburgh to deliver a city wide programme which supports families with children to better manage rising......more


06.02.14 - Community Food Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Community Food SEN....more


06.02.14 - Councillor Andrew Burns' Really Bad Blog
City Of Edinburgh Councillor Andrew Burns; representing Ward 9 - 'Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart' & Labour Group and City of Edinburgh Council Leader.  ...more


06.02.14 - New Secondhand Clothes Shop In Glasgow's Southside
A new secondhand clothes shop in Glasgow's southside, from the folks who brought you The Glad Cafe.  ...more


06.02.14 - Food Trucks Come To Market This Saturday
St Mary’s Market Keeps on Trucking with new Food Trucks this Saturday  ...more


06.02.14 - GSEN Monthly e-Newsletter
GSEN Monthly e-Newsletter featuring The Spark and exciting news from Wasps Artists' Studios ...more


06.02.14 - ESEN February Newsletter
Latest newsletter from Edinburgh SEN...more


06.02.14 - Ready for Business Newsletter
Latest newsletter from Ready for Business....more


06.02.14 - Social enterprise can improve Scotlandís health
Research project may have major impact, says Cam Donaldson  ...more


29.01.14 - Young Innovators Challenge
Over 170 prizes will be made available to help young enterprising Scots develop innovative ideas and tackle social themes, it was confirmed.  ...more


29.01.14 - Demonstrating International Leadership
This paper sets out the context and the emerging considerations and themes relating to the development of Scotland’s international role in the field of social enterprise.  ...more


29.01.14 - Beyond the Finish Line
Beyond the Finish Line has officially arrived and with it we bring the opportunity of a lifetime....more


29.01.14 - Alistair Darling interview in Glasgow
As the Scottish independence referendum approaches, INSP is holding public events in Glasgow with leaders from each side of the debate....more


29.01.14 - Woodland social enterprise survey Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland wants to know how many woodland social enterprises are operating in Scotland, and they have commissioned Shared Assets to find out....more


29.01.14 - Exploring income generation from community gardens
A joint event between Federation of City Farms and Gardens, Nourish Scotland and Clydesdale Community Initiatives...more


29.01.14 - Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme
Applications now open....more


29.01.14 - Rescheduled - Glasgow Study Visit - 11th February 2014
Details of the reshceduled study trip...more


29.01.14 - Gingerbread Cafe Events
Details of two upcoming events ...more


24.01.14 - European Structural Funds 2014-2020 Programmes - Response
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22.01.13 - FREE Workshop : An Introduction to Market Research
EDINBURGH - 11th March 2014  ...more


22.01.14 - Free Swimming Teacher Training - 16-24 year olds
Details of full funded training courses....more


22.01.14 - New course information from Crisis
Details of two new courses from Crisis....more


22.01.14 - Start & Grow
Grant & loan packages (one third grant, two thirds loan) of up to £60,000 to support the development and growth of both new and existing enterprising community organisations.  ...more


22.01.13 - 18th March Trellis Conference UPDATE
 The Trellis conference organisation is in full swing....more


22.01.14 - The Bridge Rising
First ever collaboration between Glasgow Film Festival and Celtic Connections Festival! Premiere Event including The Bridge Rising film and live music!  ...more


22.01.14 - 21 Revolutions
Crowdfunding campaign launched ...more


22.01.14 - Bringing the grassroots community together
New promotional video from Youth Football Scotland...more


17.01.14 - Charity scheme claims success
A scheme offering unemployed youngsters jobs in charities is outperforming work schemes run by the UK Government, it has been claimed....more


17.01.13 - New Supported Business
THE new company which was awarded a three-year contract for NHS nurses' uniforms has recruited 26 disabled workers who were made redundant by Remploy.  ...more


16.01.14 - Emerging Leaders
The Social Enterprise Academy is inviting ‘Emerging Leaders’ in social enterprise in the Highlands & Islands to a residential learning programme at Coul Hosue, Contin (www.coulhouse.com)......more


16.01.14 - The future of job hunting
Friends helping friends find work. It’s an old concept but it will get a supercharged, online makeover in 2014. ...more


16.01.14 - GCPH Lecture - Does austerity harm health?
More than 6 years after the beginning of the Great Recession, constraints on financial resources continue to affect European health systems. As new data steadily becomes available, there has been growing......more


16.01.14 - New Promo Video for Glasgow Bike Station
The new promotional video for The Glasgow Bike Station's 'Better Way to Work' project....more


16.01.14 - SIS and SES Investment Readiness Workshops
Two workshops are being delivered in partnership between Social Investment Scotland and Social Enterprise Scotland, addressing the practical implications of accessing finance for social organisations.  ...more


16.01.14 - SROI Training
Details of SROI training in Edinburgh on 12th and 13th February....more


16.01.14 - Call for Applications
Launch of the 5th edition of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship (Application's Deadline is February 9th, 2014).  ...more


16.01.14 - Local rags go digital
It goes without saying that local media is being transformed by the internet age. The variety of platforms now available for disseminating local news seems to grow on a daily basis.  ...more


16.01.14 - Introduction to Social Enterprise
Get inspired by social enterprise on this lively introduction to a dynamic business model that combines the best of business with clear and purposeful social aims....more


16.01.14 - Young Innovators Challenge
The Young Innovators Challenge returns with a new focus on social innovation. This is a great opportunity to develop ideas and new ways of tackling real issues that can make a difference in Scotland and......more


09.01.14 - Homeless World Cup Virtual Home
It’s been more than a decade since we started the Homeless World Cup and over that time, what an impact we have made. What started as a simple idea has grown to become a global movement which touches......more


09.01.14 - Time and space for social enterprise business planning
Social enterprise business planning is not just for the benefit of funders and other stakeholders, but should be a live process for staff and directors. ...more


09.01.14 - Creative Pathways
Creative Pathways is our creative approach to youth unemployment. It is an opportunity for young people who are not currently involved in in education, employment or training to choose from a range of......more


09.01.14 - Alex Salmond in conversation with James Naughtie
 In one of the first major public events of referendum year, First Minister Alex Salmond will appear in conversation with the BBC's James Naughtie in Glasgow on Thursday 16th January....more


09.01.14 - New appointment
Community Food Initiatives West Lothian (CFIWL) is pleased to report that they have appointed a new Development Manager, David Herd, who took up his appointment on 8th January 2014....more


09.01.14 - Funding
Scottish Government announces funding of more than £600,000 for internships in third sector for ethnic minority and disabled citizens.  ...more


09.01.14 - Growing Communities For Health
The small grants scheme for community gardening opens for the 2014 growing season.  ...more


08.01.14 - Celebration of area's enterprise
Armadale Primary school’s Big Kids Enterprises and Broxburn’s Simply Play were crowned winners at the recent Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2013  ...more


08.01.14 - Free Workshops for Third Sector Organisations February 2014
Just Enterprise are delighted to announce details of our Winter/Spring programme of Business Development and Thematic Workshops have now been posted to our website at www.justenterprise.org...more


19.12.13 - A Meanwhile Land Use Event Wednesday 19th February
Cargo, Lochrin Basin, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG...more


19.12.13 - How does your income grow? Exploring income generation from community gardens
This is a joint event between Federation of City Farms and Gardens, Nourish and Community Clydesdale Initiatives.  ...more


18.12.13 - Christmas Day Session
Street Soccer Scotland has released details of the Christmas Day Session at Lochend Youth Football Club (11am-1pm). ...more


17.12.13 - Representational tactics: approaching two Scottish performances of mental illness through the work of Michel de Certeau
This article uses the ideas of ‘strategy’ and ‘tactics’ drawn from Michel de Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life in order to examine two specific Scottish performances......more


17.12.13 - Provost presents special plaque to Atlantis Leisure on their 21st anniversary
Argyll and Bute Council’s Provost, Councillor Len Scoullar, presented a plaque to Atlantic Leisure last Saturday on behalf of the council to commemorate their 21st anniversary....more


17.12.13 - Give the gift of adventure with MY Adventure!
Are you struggling what to buy family and friends for Christmas? Why not buy a MY Adventure Gift Certificate?  ...more


17.12.13 - Free Workshops for Third Sector Organisations in Edinburgh during February 2014
Just Enterprise are delighted to announce details of our Winter/Spring programme of Business Development and Thematic Workshops have now been posted to our website at www.justenterprise.org...more


17.12.13 - New financial support programme for Scotlandís third sector
Social Investment Scotland launches Investment Readiness Programme  ...more


12.12.13 - Glasgow SEN Newsletter
Latest GSEN Newsletter...more


12.12.13 - Castlebrae Business Centre Recommended for £1.9m Makeover
Castlebrae Business Centre (ran and operated by Cre8te) has been recommended to receive £1.9 million funding from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund....more


12.12.13 - (Brain)storm in MalmŲ
Toby Johnson's Blog from last weeks EU SEN's Best Practice Conference. ...more


12.12.13 - Charity and Social Enterprise Management
Apply now for Anglia Ruskin University’s Cert HE in Charity and Social Enterprise Management, study fully online or with workshops in Manchester.  ...more


12.12.13 - Consultation on Giving Children and Young People a Sporting Chance - A Draft Strategy for Scotland
Giving Children and Young People a Sporting Chance - A Draft Strategy for Scotland outlines in draft the Scottish Government's vision for youth sport. A final version of the Strategy will be published......more


12.12.13 - Cultural & Creative SEN Newsletter
Latest edition of the Cultural & Creative SEN Newsletter ...more


10.12.13 - ESEN Newsletter 9th Dec 2013
This Wednesday ESEN will be holding its AGM and Christmas Party. If you're planning to attend but haven't told us yet, please let us know so we can make sure there are chairs and mince pies for all: info@edinburghsocialenterprise.co.uk....more


06.12.13 - THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK PROJECT: The experience of consortia supporting growing enterprises in Italy
The experience of consortia supporting growing enterprises in Italy.  ...more


06.12.13 - Workplaces see benefits of offering Certificate of Work Readiness placements to young people
Over 30 young unemployed people are going get an opportunity to get their first job in a social enterprise and the chance to develop the skills essential for holding down a job....more


05.12.13 - Guide to Social Enterprise Planning
JUST the Business has written a Guide to Social Enterprise Planning to raise funds for the development of the Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland).  ...more


05.12.13 - Dundee jute baronís fund to help create new jobs
A substantial donation from a benevolent fund, first set up by a Dundee jute baron during the reign of Queen Victoria, is to be used to help create a new generation of entrepreneurs and new jobs in the......more


05.12.13 - Fair Trade Shop celebrates 30 years in Edinburgh
The One World Shop, based under St John's Church at the West End, is celebrating 30 years of fair trade in Edinburgh by designing and commissioning a bespoke jute bag from one of the original suppliers......more


04.12.13 - £1m minibus fund for Scottish voluntary organisations
The Scottish government has launched a £1m fund for community organisations to buy new vehicles to either scale up transport services or replace older vehicles.  ...more


04.12.13 - You Can Cook on TV
Footage of You Can Cook on ITV Borders 6 o'clock News  ...more


04.12.13 - Star-studded ĎSocial Entrepreneur Chat Showí Promises Inspiration and Laughs for Online Viewers
Three short films produced from the hugely successful ‘Social Entrepreneur Chat Show’, which featured among its star guests the international entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the Homeless World......more


04.12.13 - Social Enterprises in Falkirk show they are at the top of their game
At the Falkirk Herald Business Awards last week, social enterprises gave a strong accounting, winning four awards and getting Highly Commended in another.  ...more


04.12.13 - News Release: COMMUNITIES ACROSS SCOTLAND BENEFIT FROM LATEST AWARDS TO SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
Firstport, the leading development agency for start up social enterprises in Scotland, works in partnership with Scotland Unltd to distribute funds from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the Millennium......more


28.11.13 - Fully funded training courses for Swimming Teachers
Fully funded training courses will be running over the next few months. If you are aged between 18 & 24, looking for job, would like some formal qualifications, want some new skills or a change in......more


28.11.13 - Invitations to the Reflections Event
Aberdeen SEN are hosting an event on 6th December entitled Christmas Reflections.  ...more


28.11.13 - Trainee Exhibition and ASC-Specific Creative Workshops
Details or forthcoming winter exhibition at Gallery On The Corner....more


28.11.13 - ESEN November 2013 Newsletter
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28.11.13 - Honours for heroes of public and third sectors
More than 200 people have gathered to pay tribute to the work of people from the public and third sectors at the sixth annual Herald Society Awards....more


28.11.13 - An Drochaid/ THE BRIDGE RISING
"The Bridge Rising" tells the story of the Skye Bridge tolls, Scotland’s first PFI scheme....more


28.11.13 - A Mapping of Social Enterprise in South Ayrshire
Research into the Social Enterprise sector in South Ayrshire...more


22.11.13 - Just Enterprise Business Planning Workshop
 We still have a limited number of delegate places available for the FREE business planning workshop we are running in Central Glasgow on Tuesday 3rd December:...more


13.11.13 - Christmas Shopping
On the 23rd of November The Glasgow Bike Station is running a Christmas shopping event. ...more


13.11.13 - Yearly update
2013 has been a ground-breaking year for Moray social enterprise Findhorn Bay Arts. Receiving unprecedented support from partners and communities....more


13.11.13 - Tackling Fuel Poverty in a Future Scotland 2013
This half day conference will open up debate on how we want to tackle fuel poverty in that future Scotland. ...more


13.11.13 - Comrie Conversation Event
The fourth Comrie Conversation event will take place on 19th November at 19.30 in the White Church, Comrie....more


13.11.13 - Coalfields Enterprise Dragons Den & Speed Networking
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13.11.13 - Nature award for Ecology Centre
The Ecology Centre scoops top prize at prestigious Nature of Scotland Awards.  ...more


07.11.13 - Ebulletin
What a year the Engine Shed has had..  ...more


07.11.13 - 3rd International Exhibition : Join us for the 2013 Hurrah!
Resonate Arts House 3rd International Exhibition...more


07.11.13 - Learning
Free upcoming programmes from the Soical Enterprise Academy....more


07.11.13 - Enterprise Ready Briefing Event
 Category 3 Information and Briefing Event, 18th November...more


07.11.13 - Glasgow SEN Newsletter
Latest Glasgow SEN Newsletter...more


07.11.13 - REHIS Food and Health Training
Edinburgh Community Food are holding a REHIS Food and Health Course on the 18th and 25th of November.  ...more


07.11.13 - Funds for Community Organisations
List of Scottish Government funds available to community organisations, with links to further information....more


06.11.13 - Glasgow Study Visit - 12th November 2013
Looking to learn more about social enterprises in Glasgow? Want to meet with other social enterprise leaders?  ...more


06.11.13 - The Road from Vancouver to Calgary
From 27th September to 5th October 18 delegates from the UK travelled the Road from Vancouver to Calgary and this is our journey......more


01.11.13 - Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill
A Bill to make provision about the procedures relating to the award of certain public contracts; to require certain authorities to produce procurement strategies and annual reports; and for connected purposes....more


01.11.13 - Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2013 Winners
The Awards celebrate the most outstanding and creative partnerships between business and arts organisations in Scotland.  ...more


31.10.13 - Comrie Conversation
The fourth Comrie Conversation event will take place on 19th November at 19.30 in the White CHurch, Comrie....more


30.10.13 - Seizing Opportunities, Managing Risk
Social Firms Scotland event taking place on 28th November....more


30.10.13 - 'Growing Togetherí Event
‘Growing Together’ is open to anyone involved in community growing, community retailing and in the Food and Health Alliance....more


30.10.13 - Enterprise Ready Fund
The Fund will make grants to enterprising third sector organisations in Scotland....more


30.10.13 - Iglu restaurant Edinburgh restaurant re-launches as a social enterprise
‘Remember remember the 5th of November’, its fireworks night but it is also a very happy day for Iglu...more


24.10.13 - Innovative Public Social Partnership launched at HMP Low Moss
A SERVICE which offers greater support to people leaving custody in order to reduce the likelihood of them reoffending officially launched today (Tuesday) at Her Majesty's Prison Low Moss. ...more


22.10.13 - November Shows - Newton Ross and Alan Lucchesi
The gallery on the corner is pleased to announce two forthcoming exhibitions....more


22.10.13 - Wasps Open Studios 2013 - Final Weekend
This weekend we host our final Wasps Open Studios 2013 event in Edinburgh....more


22.10.13 - The best cycling cafes in Britain
Cycling Weekly continues its foray into Britain's burgeoning cycle cafes.  ...more


22.10.13 - A Social Entrepreneur Chat Show!
For one night only three inspiring social entrepreneurs will share their stories in front of a live studio audience.  ...more


22.10.13 - Shortlist announced for brand new STV series to celebrate Scotlandís Real Heroes
The shortlist of community heroes that will feature in RBS - Finding Scotland's Real Heroes, a brand new STV series which will air this autumn, has been revealed.  ...more


22.10.13 - Canny Families free cooking groups
Edinburgh Community Food are currently working in partnership with Changeworks and Citizens Advice Edinburgh to deliver a new city wide programme which supports families with children to better manage......more


22.10.13 - New reuse and repair centre
Remade in Edinburgh  opens up its reuse and repair centre with a programme of mending and upcycling courses in time for Christmas. ...more


22.10.13 - Dreaming of an Ethical Christmas?
Ethical & Eco Christmas Gift Ideas from Run Native....more


22.10.13 - Business innovation in the spotlight as social enterprise award winners announced
Social Enterprise Scotland has announced the winners of the annual Social Enterprise Awards Scotland....more


17.10.13 - Glasgow SEN Newsletter
The latest Glasgow SEN newsletter....more


17.10.13 - The Young Gallery crowdfunding campaign
Crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for The Young Gallery.  ...more


17.10.13 - Free Customer Service Capacity Building Workshop
Free workshop taking place on the 31st October....more


17.10.13 - Meet the Buyer
West Dunbartonshire Council is holding its Local Meet the Buyer event in Dumbarton....more


17.10.13 - Health SEN Newsletter
4th Edition of the Health SEN newsletter....more


17.10.13 - ESEN October Newsletter
Latest newsletter from the Edinburgh SEN....more


16.09.13 - DSEN October Newsletter
Latest Newsletter from the Dundee SEN....more


16.09.13 - Council and Capital Credit Union establish £4m loan fund
The City of Edinburgh Council today marks one year on from the launch of its Strategy for Jobs with the announcement that funding of up to £4m could be secured to provide loans for up to 1,000 small......more


16.10.13 - Glasgow Study Visit - 12th November 2013
Looking to learn more about social enterprises in Glasgow?...more


16.10.13 - Learning to Lead in Health Collaborative Leadership, Healthy Partnerships
A 1 day taster programme exploring leadershp skills and strategies for working in partnership with statutory bodies...more


26.09.13 - Moray SEN Social Enterprise Strategy
Moray Social Enterprise Strategy was approved by the Community Planning Partnership Board on 22nd August. ...more


10.10.13 - Business Opportunities Roadshow
A series of 8 events aimed at all businesses of all sizes and all sectors....more


10.10.13 - New Food Banks Partnership aims to offer support in wake of welfare reform
A project to help people avoid developing a dependency on food banks in light of changes to the benefits system was launched in Aberdeen on 7th October....more


10.10.13 - Inaugural Conference for South Ayrshire SEN
Open to anyone who is involved with Social Enterprises or wants to learn more about them....more


10.10.13 - We need your vote!
 Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust and De’ils On Wheels has been nominated for a RBS Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes Award....more


10.10.13 - £500k funding boost for health and social care services
A new Innovation Fund is now open for funding applications from voluntary, charitable, not for profit organisations who provide health and social care in Edinburgh....more


10.10.13 - Scottish premiere of MAN FOR A DAY
Feature documentary co-produced by media co-op....more


10.10.13 - Queen's Baton Relay batonbearer recruitment programme
Make a local champion feel like a Commonwealth champion....more


10.10.13 - Aid offered by Scottish government for climate change harm
The new funding matches a similar sum of money allocated in 2012....more


10.10.13 - Communities and Families Fund
The Communities and Families Fund from The Scottish Government and Big Lottery Fund can offer grants of up to £10,000 for projects that will help give children in Scotland the best start in life....more


02.10.13 - Bert Mullen Lecture
The Scottish League of Credit Unions invites you to attend our bi-annual Bert Mullen Lecture being hosted in Stirling University on the evening of Friday 18 October.  ...more


02.10.13 - Trainee Celebration
Gallery On The Corner trainee celebration takes place on Wednesday 16th October at 3pm....more


02.10.13 - The Glass-House 2013/14 Debate Series: Place Potential
Can we improve health through placemaking?...more


02.10.13 - Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
Theare NEMO inviting you to our events!...more


02.10.13 - ESEN NEWSLETTER 30TH SEPTEMBER 2013
Latest newsletter....more


02.10.13 - Social Firms Scotland Newsletter
Latest bulletin from Social Firms Scotland....more


02.10.13 - Euro Bulletin - September 2013 An update on Structural Funds in Scotland
What's Happening With European Structural and Investment Funds...more


02.10.13 - Street Soccer nets 2014 Legacy boost
£300,000 funding to deliver positive change through football....more


02.10.13 - Wasps Open Studios - 5th and 6th October 2013
Over the month of October we will be opening our studio doors and inviting the public into our spaces to see the tools of a working artistic trade.  ...more


26.09.13 - First Annual Celebration Day
Grassmarket Community Project would like to invite all of our friends and supporters to join us for our first annual celebration event. ...more


26.09.13 - Bank of Scotland Community Fund
Whiteinch Centre has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund...more


26.09.13 - Strange Theatre - 'Couldn't Care Less' - Oct/Nov 2013
Inspired by the experiences of carers, Couldn’t Care Less is a dark, surreal, funny and moving story of two women whose lives are disappearing....more


26.09.13 - Launch of Edinburgh Social Enterprise Strategy
Social Enterprise Scotland is delighted to be supporting the Edinburgh Compact in the roll out of the Edinburgh Social Enterprise Strategy....more


26.09.13 - Just Enterprise Leading Growth leadership programmes
Book now to secure your place!   If you or any of your team would like to participate on these, please contact Gordon Jamieson on 0141 404 0088. ...more


26.09.13 - New snow sports centre aims for big social impact
As snow sports enthusiasts wait for the first snows to fall on the Scottish hills, Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex in East Ayrshire launches a new and improved facility with a social twist. ...more


26.09.13 - Free Workshops for SME
Viridor GRREC will be providing a series of free workshops for SME’s and SE’s....more


20.09.13 - Partnership Ė from theory to practice in two days
‘Peer review’ is a banalised concept but last week the Social Entrepreneurship Network took it from theory to practice....more


19.09.13 - Financial strength helps Scotland's 3rd sector expand
A new report launched today (17 September) by Social Investment Scotland (SIS) reveals that Scotland’s third sector is in strong financial health, enabling the sector to continue creating jobs and......more


19.09.13 - European Social Enterprise Network
The network aims to identify and examine a selection of good practices across Europe to gain a deep and shared understanding of the elements of a comprehensive support environment for the creation and......more


19.09.13 - GOTC Preview: Scottish Menatl Health Arts and Film Festival 2013
The Gallery on the Corner has announced details of the forthcoming preview of its exhibitions....more


18.09.13 - ďTowards the Circular Economy: Roles & Opportunities for the Community Resources SectorĒ
There are still marketplace and delegate booking opportunities for the CRNS Conference & 2013 AGM taking place on the 23rd October at the Stirling Management Centre. ...more


18.09.13 - Social Innovation Incubator Award 2013-14 Winners
The Melting Pot is delighted to announce the following people/organisations as winners of this year's programme....more


18.09.13 - Meet the Buyer Event
Farrans Construction are currently tendering for the new North Ayrshire Community Hospital project and are holding a Meet the Buyer Event on Tuesday 24 September in Irvine....more


18.09.13 - Social Enterprise
North Lanarkshire based social enterprise, Kelvin Valley Honey (KVH), are developing a retail display and sales outlet dedicated exclusively to products produced by Scottish social enterprises....more


18.09.13 - SE100 deadline for 2013 awards
The SE100 is an online platform for socially enterprising organisations to evidence their financial and social impact performance....more


18.09.13 - Celebrating The Melting Pot
Join us on 1st October 2013 to connect, learn, meet, and celebrate The Melting Pot’s 6th Birthday over two separate yet consecutive events....more


16.09.13 - Edinburgh based world biker hits 20, 000km
Edinburgh based cyclist, Naomi Johnson, arrived in Kuala Lumpur today as she hit her target to cycle 20, 000km over a 12 month period....more


12.09.13 - Social Enterprise Toronto
Partnership between Social Enterprise Toronto and Glasgow SEN....more


12.09.13 - Fine-tuning your social enterprise
Places still available!...more


12.09.13 - Growing Community Projects Along The Food Chain
The event will explore how communities can be involved in all parts of local food networks from growing and selling, to eating and composting....more


12.09.13 - Objectives of the Transnational SEN
The network aims to identify and examine a selection of good practices across Europe to gain a deep and shared understanding of the elements of a comprehensive support environment for the creation and......more


10.09.13 - Strongman Fun Day
Recycle Fife in partnership with AJM Builders Ltd have organised a Strongman Fun Day 2013....more


09.09.13 - Grab a Bargain
Help us to continue our award winning creative projects in the community breaking down stigma and isolation caused by mental health issues....more


06.09.13 - Edinburghís Social Enterprise Strategy out for Consultation
A draft Social Enterprise Strategy for Edinburgh covering the years 2013 - 2018 has been published for consultation with all interested parties....more


05.09.13 - Feeding the Five Million: Big Changes Proposed by Enquiry
No need for food banks in the new Scotland was just one of the big changes flagged up by Nourish Scotland’s enquiry into our future food system, which took place at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh......more


05.09.13 - Argyll & Bute Local Services Initiative
Report aims to help public and voluntary sector services to work together....more


05.09.13 - Social Enterprise Awards Scotland
The awards shortlist have been announced....more


05.09.13 - Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering 2013
On 27th September the Scottish Pilgrimage Gathering takes place in Dunfermline....more


05.09.13 - St Crispin
Making our Mark, an exhibition by St Crispin’s School, opens on Tuesday 10th September from 6-8pm. ...more


05.09.13 - Falkirk Business Awards 2013
For the first time the Falkirk Herald Business Awards include a category for Best Community Business / Social Enterprise.  ...more


29.08.13 - Jute Legacy for Social Enterprise in Dundee
Dundee Social Enterprise Network (DSEN) has secured £200K funding from the John Sharp Benevolent Trust to invest in new and existing social enterprise businesses in the city....more


29.08.13 - Enterprise Ready Fund
The Enterprise Ready Fund is a Scottish Government funded programme which will distribute up to £6M from 2013 to 2015 to help maintain, develop and grow Scotland’s enterprising third sector....more


29.08.13 - Dream. Act. Inspire! Start Something That Matters
UnLtd and international social enterprise TOMS have teamed up for this event to present an exciting line-up of social entrepreneurs who have Started Something That Matters....more


29.08.13- Help MACPool Win a Share of £100k
Argyll Tyres/Kumho Tyres have nominated the pool for a Good Causes Award and we could win a share of £100,000....more


29.08.13 - Last Chance for Early Bird Bookings for the CRNS Conference
The CRNS Conference on the 23rd October is now less that 8 weeks away!...more


29.08.13 - An Introduction to Negotiation Techniques
Just Enterprise are delighted to announce details of a new half day workshop in our series of business development courses for third sector organisations : “An Introduction to Negotiation Techniques”...more


29.08.13 - We're 1!
The Glad Cafe in Glasgow celebrates its first year of operation....more


29.08.13 - Certificate of Work Readiness Programme
More than 40 young people are to be offered the chance to get a vital first foot on the employment ladder through an initiative launched by Skills Development Scotland, which opens up work placement......more


29.08.13 - Joint Social Enterprise Coordinators Network and TSI Practice Forum
This Senscot and Voluntary Action Scotland joint event to support TSI social enterprise practice will bring together members of the Social Enterprise Coordinators Network along with officers from across......more


29.08.13 - SCWF 2013 Offer to SEN members
CREATING SPACES FOR ABUNDANT COMMUNITY is the theme of the 5th Social Capital World Forum taking place in Scotland next week (www.sc-wf.org)....more


22.08.13 - Preparing for Growth
Dundee’s 1st Social Enterprise Conference...more


22.08.13 - Social Enterprise NI Conference & Awards
Social Enterprise’s 1st Birthday Celebration in the UK City of Culture Derry/Londonderry. ...more


22.08.13 - Social Investment Events
Resilient Scotland is committed to working across the 13 JESSICA local authority areas* over the next three years....more


22.08.13 - Enterprise Ready Fund: Information and Briefing Event Invitation
Foundation Scotland and their partners CEIS, DSL and Social Value Lab are holding a briefing event for enterprising third sector agencies prior to the launch of the new Enterprise Ready Fund....more


22.08.13 - Liberal Democrats Conference
The Social Economy Alliance launched in June 2013 with the aim of getting a ‘social economy’ higher up on all political parties’ agendas by the 2015 General Election. ...more


22.08.13 - Engine Shed learning difficulties centre saved
Campaigners were celebrating today after the Engine Shed was saved from the city council axe....more


22.08.13 - Health SEN newsletter
 Latest Health newsletter published....more


22.08.13 - Cops are the star of the show as Kibble kids become movie-makers
Real police officers are playing the part of cops in a film drama made by young people in care....more


22.08.13 - CEiS Social Enterprise Policy and Practice
Bookings close one  week today for Social Enterprise Policy and Practice - Scotland's Annual Conference, Wedesday 4th September, Radisson Hotel, Glasgow....more


14.08.13 - Community Food Social Enterprise Network Newsletter
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14.08.13 - Transforming lives through the arts: is it possible?
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14.08.13 - Young Start Award
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Job Opportunity: Working Rite
Here are links for two new jobs in Working Rite currently out to advert. Both are exciting new developments for us and have been made possible by the recent investment we have secured from JP Morgan....more


Resilient Scotland Events
These events will be the first opportunity for people to hear in detail about the new investment programmes available through Resilient Scotland and to express an interest in securing an investment....more


Social Enterprise Awards
We’re delighted to announce the opening of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland for 2013. Last year’s awards were simply amazing - with a 100% increase in applications in Scotland compared......more


Learning Services
Just Enterprise Learning and Development services have been designed to ensure third sector leadership is enhanced to increase business skills and competencies in the sector and support business development......more


Feeding the Five Million
“Feeding the Five Million: what would it take for everyone in Scotland to eat well and sustainably?”  Nourish Scotland 2013 Conference, 3rd and 4th September, Queen Margaret University,Edinburgh....more


Teaming up to help people with learning disabilities
The social care landscape in Scotland is currently undergoing huge and transformational change with the introduction of self-directed support (SDS), which gives people greater choice and control over their......more


New Appointment - Communications Officer
We're really excited to announce that we have recruited Pete Sach to join the SFS team as Communications Officer...more


Social Enterprise Development Manager
Instant Neighbour is seeking an enthusiastic and talented person to take on the role of Social Enterprise Development Manager, Part-time 3 days per week....more


SCDC is recruiting!
Scottish Community Development Centre is recruiting a Development Manager to help deliver its programmes across Scotland. ...more


Inter-trading
Here are some examples of what`s going on out there:...more


ďRecycle Fife Gain Investors in People AccreditationĒ
A Lochgelly based social enterprise which has been providing recycling and skip hire services to the Kingdom for nearly a decade has recently achieved Investors in People accreditation....more


Dundeeís 1st Social Enterprise Conference - Preparing for Growth
Book your place now for Dundee’s 1st social enterprise conference. ...more


Aberdeen ready to take on the Social Enterprise Challenge
Three social enterprise support organisations- the Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network, Scotland Unltd and Firstport are running a joint event to encourage more individuals in Aberdeen to set up a social......more


Glasgow Study Visit
fI’m delighted to now open registration for our first GSEN Glasgow Study Visit on 20th August!  You’ll spend a full day (9am-4pm) visiting, NATA Transport , COPE Scotland, Cassiltoun Housing......more


Cafť Coast wins social enterprise award
Aberdeen social enterprise Café Coast and Meeting Rooms has won an award at a popular third sector event. The café won the Established Enterprise of the Year award at Aberdeen Council of......more


Cafe Conference
Community Food and Health (Scotland) and Edinburgh Community Food are holding an event for Scotland’s community cafes on 8 August in the Well, the Square Centre, Nicolson Square, Edinburgh from......more


24.07.13 - Just a few clubs left
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24.07.13 - MSc in Social Enterprise
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24.07.13 - Meet the Bidder for the new Scottish National Blood Transfusion Serviceís National Centre
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24.07.13 - Community Food Social Enterprise Network Newsletter
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24.07.13 - Business for the other 99%
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23.07.13 - Glasgow Community Facilities Social Enterprise Fund 2013/14
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18.07.13 Employer Recruitment Incentive and Additional Support
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18.07.13 - Postcards From...2013
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18.07.13 - Our Skillsforce is a partnership service for employers
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18.07.13 - Ideas Bank
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18.07.13 - Third Sector Internships
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18.07.13 - Early Bird Extended - Social Enterprise Policy and Practice
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18.07.13 - The Early Years Framework
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17.07.13 - Scottish social entrepreneurs give back to the next generation
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17.07.13 - Fintry Community Gardening Networking Event
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10.07.13 - Glasgow Wood Recycling's 4th Annual Wood/Stock Event
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10.07.13 - Dundee's 1st Social Enterprise Conference - 'Preparing for Growth'
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10.07.13 - Small Rural Enterprise Networking Event
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10.07.13 - Minority Ethnic Women in Scotland Event
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10.07.13 - Young People, Children & Parents Group
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10.07.13 - Regulators consult on SORP
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10.07.13 - Useful Food Co-op Links
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10.07.13 - Starting Your Social Enterprise
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10.07.13 - Scotlandís annual social enterprise awards launched
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05.07.13 - Zero Waste Towns
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04.07.13 - Social Enterprise in Education Awards 2013
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04.07.13 - Showcasing and Supporting Social Innovation in Scotland
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04.07.13 - Teaming up to help people with learning disabilities
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04.07.13 - Skatepark Social Enterprise at Heart of Scotland Communityís Well-being
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04.07.13 - Bookdonors starts new chapter with funding deal
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04.07.13 - EU Structural Funds in Scotland Consulation
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04.07.13 - Focus Groups
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04.07.13 - Glasgow Waste Ė Meet the Buyer Event
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04.07.13 - RfB Newsletter
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04.07.13 - Health and Social Care in Transition
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04.07.13 - Annual Development Fund
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03.07.13 - Five reasons social enterprises fail: from obsessive founders to 'perfect' plans
After the collapse of his own social enterprise, Matthew Cain wanted to know what makes a social business a success....more


Dundee City Council Social Enterprise Conference 2013
...more


27.06.13 - Identity Artworks News
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27.06.13 - Founders Fund shortlist announced
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26.06.13 - Nutrition for Older people
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27.06.13 - Employer Recruitment Incentive
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West Lothian SEN Network Co-ordinator
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26.06.13 - DSEN Newsletter
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26.06.13 - Social Enterprise awards launched
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26.06.13 - New interim general manager
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26.06.13 - business.scotland portal
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26.06.13 - Open Source Knowledge Bank
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Volunteering Support Cluster grant
Still have one month to apply for a Volunteering Support Cluster grant....more


'Tent' among 12 Scottish architecture award winners
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Social Enterprise Policy and Practice - Scotland's Annual Conference
Early Bird Bookings are now open....more


Dragons Glen Challenge
A Scotland-wide entrepreneurial corporate challenge from Children 1st will raise money to help vulnerable children in Scotland....more


Co-operative Development Scotland's Collaboration Prize
Collaborating with other businesses can help you reach new markets, share resources and improve creative thinking....more


Santander launches SE across Scotland
Santander’s Social Enterprise Development Awards open on 3rd June with an increased number of prizes available this year for social enterprises in Scotland seeking a financial boost to help them......more


Edinburgh Social Enterprise Report
New research launched today reveals the significant contribution to the local economy of social enterprise as one of the Capital’s best kept secrets....more


Glasgow Bike Station
The Glasgow Bike Station has been featured in an Cycling World Magazine article. ...more


Two work specialists join forces to make finding a job, easier
An innovative alliance has been launched in Scotland to help people with long-term health conditions find paid work....more


Local government funding and the third sector - your experience
...more


Showcasing Social Innovation in Scotland
...more


Support the next generation of social entrepreneurs!
...more


Launch of ScotRail Foundation to help communities across Scotland
ScotRail has launched a £100,000 fund which will help communities across Scotland....more


Foxlake Adventures makes a splash with second cable tow
Scotland’s only cable wakeboarding centre expands after £240,000 funding boost from Social Investment Scotland...more


Community Food Fund
The Community Food Fund is financed by The Scottish Government and has been created to promote local food and drink across Scotland....more


Creative Scotland appoints new director
Janet Archer has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Creative Scotland. She will take up her post on 1 July, 2013....more


Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre
...more


Glasgow 2014
Lunch with Gordon Arthur....more


MSc in Social Enterprise Open Days
Joint postgraduate programme in Social Enterprise to develop the knowledge and skills of people working in or supporting the social enterprise sector....more


Young graduates carving alternative career paths
Are you uninspired by traditional career routes? If you want your life’s work to be less about chasing bucks and much more about being part of something truly worthwhile, come and discover Social......more


City social enterprise sector is £767m job giant
More than 500 social enterprises in Glasgow now employ about 13,000 people, according to the most comprehensive survey of the sector yet....more


Newsletter: Towards Co-Production
Latest newsletter from the Health SEN....more


Newsletter
Latest newsletter from Ready for Business....more


Survey help and high profile business opportunity
The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) is leading an initiative to deliver the transformation of Riddle’s Court into The Patrick Geddes Centre for Learning which aims to create a world-class......more


Understanding Social Enterprise
Understanding Social Enterprise programme coming up in Knoydart on June 10 & 11. Ideal for a new staff member of director....more


Postgraduate Programmes in Social Enterprise: Open Days
Do you work in, or with, the social enterprise sector? Would you like to develop your understanding and insight into the practical, political and strategic planning issues they face?...more


Social Enterprise Academy opens Hub in Australia
The Social Enterprise Academy is now delivering its acclaimed learning and development programmes for social entrepreneurs in Australia....more


Community Sport & Engagement Evaluation Learning Set
Over the past 2 years, 8 community sport organisations worked together along with The Robertson Trust and Evaluation Support Scotland to build skills and capacity to measure and report on difference......more


Volunteering Support Fund
New grant programme for organisations with an income of less than £250k ....more


Major North East charities consider a shared future
Two of Scotland’s leading charities have announced formal discussions to explore joining forces....more


Studio and production space for Edinburgh
...more


Tasty Rewards for Enterprising Businesses in a New Creative Partnership
Play Pieces wants to see if they can help raise the profile of another kind of business - one which might want to go into partnership with them. ...more


Family Day and Barbeque
We are pleased to invite you along to an event we are running in partnership with Hendersons on Monday 27th May at Hendersons@St John’s in the West End. ...more


Growing Communities - local food and social justice
This event will involve a day of workshops and discussions, followed by a social evening of films, food and music....more


The Magic Cauldron wins our Social Business Award
...more


Fife Social Enterprise Trade Fair
BRAG maintained its reputation as one of Fife's leading social enterprises by putting on a major trade fair....more


Ardroy Fundraising
Help us raise funds for the purchase and development of Ardroy.  ...more


West Lothian Social Enterprise event
West Lothian event: Working Together for an Enterprising Third Sector, Fri 21 June 2013....more


Friends of the Engine Shed
Engine Shed‘s funding will cease from the end of March 2014....more


FM Unveils Glasgow 2014 Legacy Training Scheme
A thousand new training and volunteering places are to be made available to young unemployed Scots....more


Young Innovators Challenge
The Young Innovators Challenge is a competition aimed at finding Scotland's innovators of tomorrow....more


European Structural Funds 2014-2020 Consultation
...more


Water rates exemption and Scottish charities
Scottish charities and community groups are being warned to double check new water rate bills following a series of demands from Business Stream, Scottish Water’s business arm....more


Health Papers
The Social Enterprise and Health Roundtable has published the 2nd Edition of the Social Enterprise and Health Position Paper....more


Job Vacancy
Ready for Business LLP are recruiting an experienced Project Consultant to join the programme....more


Using Social Media and Website Design courses available
...more


Early Years support confirmed
Two organisations who deliver front line nursery and out of school care to improve the lives of Scotland’s children will receive an extra £155,000, Children’s Minister Aileen Campbell......more


Press release - All change at Furniture Plus
...more


Innovation clinics for mountain biking businesses
 ...more


Arts & Communications Training
  Developed by Sense Scotland, the course will explore creative expression covering the broad principles underlining communicative theory within the context of inclusive arts practice....more


Financial Education Workshops
These classes are really flexible, so you can just drop in and out, depending on the topics that matter to you....more


Annual Statistics review for 2011/12
Dundee SEN has completed the review of its members which shows that the network and its members are continuing to build from a strong base.  ...more


Update on 4CNW Talent Funding
Update on the 4CNW Talent project and a list of the final awardees....more


Social Value Workshops
...more


Glasgow Bike Station shortlisted for Charity of the Year!
The shortlist for the Scottish Charity Awards 2013 have been announced and our very own GSEN member Glasgow Bike Station has been shortlisted in the Charity of the Year category....more


Social Enterprise learning journeys in H&I
We have three short social enterprise programmes in H&I, each with overnight accommodation available at no cost. ...more


"Making it Even Better" - Competition for Young People
You're already living in an active community - and if you're aged 16-21 we're challenging you to Make It Even Better!...more


NHS Scotland Event 2013 - Collaborating for Quality
...more


Commonwealth Games £4m Celebration Fund Opens
A £4m fund has opened to allow people around Scotland to mark the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. ...more


Enterprising Third Sector Growth and Sustainability Fund
A tender for a new Enterprising Third Sector Growth and Sustainability Fund has been released by the Scottish Government and is currently in the procurement process....more


Head for a happy April: get your returns done in time
Many charities scramble to get their accounts and reports in order for March end. This however needn’t be onerous says OSCR’s Laura Anderson....more


National Events Programme for Domestic Tourism for Scotland
The Programme supports the strategic development of events which drive domestic tourism for Scotland and is designed to showcase specific towns and regions across the country outwith the larger metropolitan......more


Expressions of Interest
We are welcoming Expressions of Interest from third sector organisations for development for our next round of internships. ...more


Coalfields Community Investment Programme
New funding programme from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust....more


Ten organisations receive reuse quality standard
Ten Scottish organisations have today (22 April) been awarded with the Revolve reuse quality standard, aimed at ‘improving professionalism, customer experience and visibility’. ...more


Draft guidance for charity trustees on the referendum on independence for Scotland
Charities play an important part in our society and have a right to make their voices heard....more


Trade Fair - Business Pitch & Timetable
Fife’s Annual Social Enterprise Trade Fair – 8th May, Rothes Halls...more


Gallery Opening
The opening of Alliterative Alphabets by Kaimes School takes place on the 11th of May....more


Land Use Strategy Stakeholder Engagement
The Scottish Government are hosting an event in June to engage stakeholders in a discussion over future delivery of the Land Use Strategy....more


John Swinney MSP opens £2m facility for homeless in Edinburgh
For centuries the Grassmarket in Edinburgh has been known as a centre for the homeless and vulnerable to find food and succour....more


Social Enterprise Network Co-ordinators Meeting
Over the past year Senscot has facilitated meetings for the Network Coordinators employed by SENs. This has become important for peer support and information sharing. At a meeting in January the SEN......more


Making Scotland Better: Achieving Radical Change
This event focused on promoting dialogue and shared understanding between the community-led health sector and its public sector partners....more


Free Fruity Craft sessions
Edinburgh Community Food is doing some work with Hendersons Restaurant to celebrate their 50th anniversary. ...more


Finance Guide for Small Community Run Facilities
This is designed for use by those facilities using the OSCR Payments and Receipts Method....more


Coalfields Community Challenge
CRT have opened their doors for applications to the Coalfields Community Challenge Programme....more


SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTION - Facilitation for everyday living
You are invited to the launch of SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTION - Facilitation for everyday living on 22 May 2013 at COSLA....more


Opportunity for Social Enterprise
Barclays is offering five inspiring social enterprises access to an unprecedented package of business training and support, totally free....more


Free support and training Award up for grabs for innovative start-ups in Central Belt
New charities and budding entrepreneurs in and around Edinburgh have the chance to win free support and training for a year, thanks to a unique programme designed to kick start social ventures....more


Competition launches to find new young social entrepreneurs in Scotlandís Development Trust areas
Live UnLtd and Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) are delighted to announce the launch of a competition to find and support a new generation of social entrepreneurs living in Development Trust......more


Vote for Your Favourite Projects
RBS Inspiring Enterprise received more than 230 applications for this round of funding, which means we've had a big challenge creating the shortlist you can see below. As part of the judging process,......more


Sustainable Procurement, Construction and Carbon Accounting
Maximising Environmental, Social and Economic Value...more


Fifeís Social Enterprise Trade Fair
In its third year, BRAG Enterprises Ltd, as one of Fife’s longest established social enterprises is delighted to offer attendees and exhibitors another chance to attend “Opportunities to Grow”,......more


Social Innovation Network
The Social Innovation Network at GCU is a new online facility for bringing together academics, social entrepreneurs, practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders for the purposes of generating and......more


Annual Childrens Mental Health Conference
This conference is a "must" for anyone working with children and young people particularly from education, social care and health settings. An opportunity to update knowledge, hear about current......more


Vacancies for Directors for The Engine Shed (unpaid)
The Engine Shed is a social enterprise that offers training to young people with a learning disability within a commercial catering setting to support them into paid work....more


ETHYCO donations
Caber Coffee’s ETHYCO brand of hot beverage ingredients donates 2% of all sales to Social Enterprise projects throughout the UK. Every 6 months we will be making donations to a range of projects......more


'Magnificent Seven' junior weightlifters going for gold in Europe
...more


Double dunk for basketball starlets with call up to Scotland squads
Two promising basketball players from South Lanarkshire have been called up to Scotland development squads' training camps....more


RBS Inspire Enterprise
Help Firstport to unleash young people's talent and inspire the next generation of Scottish social entrepreneurs by voting for iCAN on the RBS Inspire Enterprise website....more


CJS now open for another round of applications from employers
This round of Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) aims to create 1,000 jobs for unemployed young people across all 32 Local Authority areas from May 2013 - March 2014. ...more


International Social Enterprise Visit Programme & SEWF
Vancouver to Calgary, September 27th to October 4th 2013...more


Making Scotland Better
23rd April, 9.45 a.m.-3.30 p.m. Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue...more


Fifeís Social Enterprise Trade Fair
Opportunities to Grow - The third Fife Soical Enterprise Trade Fair...more


Cook With Us
Free Classes for people that want to learn how to cook healthily and on a budget....more


Skidaddle Volunteer Opportunities
Skidaddle is currently seeking volunteers for 2013 to help out at events with marshalling, event registration, event timing etc. ...more


Annual Gathering and Networking Event
Booking up fast. Book your delegate place today!...more


Chair of the Board
Firsport are seeking a new Chair of the Board....more


Help support the next generation of social innovators in Scotland
Become a sponsor, partner and supporter now.  ...more


Social Innovation Incubator Award
New charities and budding entrepreneurs in and around Edinburgh have the chance to win free support and training for a year, thanks to a unique programme designed to kick start social ventures....more


Notice of the Board's intention to resign
It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that we, the Board of Lochaber Sports Association, are on the point of resigning....more


Itís good to talk
A light touch telephone befriending and alert service is tackling loneliness and giving older people the confidence to live independently at home....more


Time to work together
...more


Volunteering Support Fund
The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) is now accepting applications for its Volunteering Support Fund....more


Resilient Scotland Makes First Investment
Resilient Scotland Ltd announces its first investment packages worth £120,000 to two social enterprises based in Greenock and Edinburgh....more


Social Entrepreneurship and Public Services
Public services in Scotland are undergoing a seismic shift....more


Social Enterprise Exchange Video
View the official video from the Social Enterprise Exchange....more


New FirstPort Newsletter
New FirstPort newsletter published....more


Network Exchange
...more


Create In Fife
...more


Something Blue
Join us at the gallery on Tuesday 2nd April 6-8pm to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition. ...more


News release - Scottish Minister to launch Third Sector First
From April the way in which the Third Sector is represented and supported in Dumfries and Galloway will change....more


An Introduction to Selling
Just Enterprise is pleased to announce details of a new event in our 2013 programme of business development workshops which are aimed at assisting the growth of organisations within Scotland’s......more


Got a super sustainable business idea?
 Join Our Core: Looking for young entrepreneurs with a sustainable business idea!  ...more


Social Enterprise Workshop
This FREE, one-day intensive workshop will take you through the process of taking an idea for a social enterprise from a concept to implementation and launch. You will leave with a concrete plan of action......more


Better by Deisgn
FREE, intensive, expert and bespoke support for organisations to take part in a service design programme - valued at more than £50k to each organisation that takes part....more


Theatre Nemo to unlock rehab secrets from Barlinnie's past
For 130 years, Barlinnie Prison – or Bar L as it is locally known – has kept West Coast prisoners under lock and key....more


The Scottish Code
During the past 10 years - as different factions from the south sought to dilute the meaning of social enterprise - our community in Scotland set down the 5 essential ‘Criteria’ by which we......more


Inspire Annual Review 2012
Inspire have published its latest Annual Review....more


Heritage and Social Enterprise
Come along to this FREE networking lunch aimed at Social Enterprises working within the Heritage Sector across the Highlands and Islands.   ...more


North-East Networking Event
This networking event is for anyone interested in/involved with therapeutic or community gardens, or green spaces used to improve health, well-being or for community benefit....more


Active Communities Funding Programme
Programme aims to close the gap between those communities which experience the worst health in England, Scotland and Wales and the majority of the population....more


New Grants Programmes
VAF’s Volunteering Team will be embarking on a tour of Scotland throughout April 2013 to promote its new grant schemes....more


Stakeholder Forum and networking Event
Increasingly social and environmental health and wellbeing and sustainable rural economic development is being delivered by enterprising individuals, community groups and businesses. These ventures enable......more


ReadyforBusiness Case Studies
We believe that it is important to share experience. These case studies illustrate examples of social value in commissioning & procurement and successful Third Sector and public sector engagement from......more


Scottish Sports Development Conference 2013
We are delighted to announce that bookings can now be taken for 2013 Scottish Sports Development Conference which will focus on Our Sporting Communities – Investing in the future....more


Social Firms UK Launches new Online Diagnostic and Support Tool
On 4th March 2013, Social Firms UK launches Social Firms InfoMine a new online diagnostic and support tool for Social Firms and other Work Integration Social Enterprises....more


Free Marketing
Are you a cause in need of free marketing? Are you a marketer looking to gain new experience, make new connections, showcase your talent and give something back? Pimp My Cause brings together worthwhile......more


Talking Mats STIRLING Training
Talking Mats is a widely used low tech communication aid designed to support people with a range of communication needs to express their views...more


Reach for the Sky
...more


Annual Gathering
Are you interested in social value?...more


Social Enterprise: Coming to a town near you
Ditto, a new product pledged to increase social enterprise activity and tackle unemployment has been launched by Firstport, the agency providing start up support for social ventures....more


Aberdeen Impact learning - preparing for procurement
ARE YOU READY?  PLACES REMAIN FOR UNIQUE ABERDEEN IMPACT  LEARNING OPPORTUNITY...more


Red Nose Day Community Cash Grants Programme
Community groups from across Glasgow, Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perth and Kinross are being offered a share in a £100,000 cash bonanza....more


Extreme Academy
Transition Extreme will soon be running a part-time version of their Alternative Academy course.  ...more


Annual Dinner
Cornerstone is urging anyone wishing to join them for the 10th annual fundraising dinner to snap up tickets quickly as only a few tables remain for the event at Aberdeen’s Marcliffe Hotel on Thursday,......more


FREE Workshops on Marketing & Market Research
Glasgow - Tuesday 23rd April 2013...more


Help for social enterprises - Press Release
West Lothian Council has pledged an extra £50,000 to encourage social enterprises in the area....more


Cultural Space for hire
Creative Stirling CIC is a community interest company based in Stirling’s Old Town Jail. As a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation we are focused on developing a creative hub with space and facilities......more


'Analytical consultancy' - supporting 3rd sector
The Scottish Government will be running an ‘analytical consultancy’ scheme to support third sector organisations. ...more


Scottish government extends Community Jobs Scotland for a year
Youth employment minister Angela Constance promises a further £5.75m for the jobs initiative run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations...more


Intensive Social Enterprise Planning Programme
This intensive business planning programme is an essential 4-module programme for individuals or third sector looking to establish a sustainable and thriving social enterprise....more


Remake Scrapstore Open Day
You are cordially invited to the Remake Scrapstore Open Day....more


Third sector engagement with health and social care Ė where next?
A collaborative event for third sector organisations involved in the shifting landscape of health and social care....more


Tax and Trading for the Third Sector
Tax expert Stanley Wynd will guide you through everything you need to know about tax for trading charities and social enterprises, ...more


Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme - 2013 Round Open
The Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support community-focused businesspeople across the UK to start or scale-up their projects....more


Social Enterprise Edinburgh Summit
The 2013 SEE summit starts with an afternoon seminar on Effective Customer Engagement and ends with a networking reception....more


Social Enterprise Seminars
Will community social enterprise meet the needs of older people living in remote and rural areas?...more


Dynamic duo are fit for purpose
Trying to get people fit and active can sometimes be a thankless task ... but dynamic duo Susan McDonald and Helen Moir are more than up for the challenge.  ...more


Launch Event: Your Buildings, Your Future
Launch event for a guide to assist community and voluntary organisations with building and refurbishment projects....more


Sponsor a School at the Social Enterprise Exchange
The Social Enterprise Academy is seeking your help to support the next generation of social entrepreneurs by showing them the creativity, passion and successful business models that exist in our sector....more


Crowdfunding - How to engage with your audience
...more


Wellbeing Event
Let’s hear it for the girls…...more


Meet The Buyer 2013
The biggest, annual event now in its 8th year....more


Announcement of funding for HMP Low Moss Throughcare Service
The Scottish Government has agreed funding for the HMP Low Moss Public Social Partnership (PSP) which will significantly contribute to the costs of running the service over the next 3 years....more


Spring Fling Fundraising Feast..
.. in support of  local  enterprise. ...more


Open Programmes 15.02.13
Learn about Procurement | Partnership for Enterprise | Proving Impact...more


Events 14.02.13
There are two events next month that the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and Trellis have organised....more


Edinburgh Community Food Showcase 14.02.13
Edinburgh Community Food Showcase and AGM takes place on 19 March.  ...more


People Grow Better in Gardens 14.02.13
Takes place on the 19th March....more


ACE support for community groups 14.02.13
Community groups in Scotland are invited to apply for support as part of ACE's rolling programme. ACE stands for Achieving Community Empowerment and is a programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund in Scotland......more


Regeneration 14.02.13
Glasgow Housing Association is currently reviewing specific post-demolition sites that have not been set aside for new-build development. Consequently, GHA is seeking proposals from social enterprises......more


Art Hire 07.02.13
Impact Arts have developed Art Hire, a service that allows organisations to access art in an affordable way. ...more


Start Active, Stay Active Report 08.02.13
A report published by the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers. ...more


'I've never stuck at anything like this before' 08.02.13
Extreme sports and employability skills are being picked up quickly on a voluntary training programme for teenagers whose lives once lacked direction....more


Bookings open for The Gathering 2013 07.08.13
Takes place 27 & 28 February, SECC, Glasgow...more


Weir Charitable Trust 07.02.13
Britain's biggest ever lottery winners have set up a £5m charitable trust to improve quality of life in Scotland....more


Open Day (added 06.01.13)
Creative Stirling are holding are opening their doors for a full day to local businesses interested in viewing the variety of spaces they have to offer for hire and to meet some of our team of committed......more


Social Enterprise Edinburgh Summit 06.01.13
The 2013 SEE summit starts with an afternoon seminar on Effective Customer Engagement and ends with a networking reception. ...more


Tender Writing Workshops 31.01.13
Just enterprise have a couple of Tender Writing Workshops coming up soon....more


Training and Learning Opportunities 31.01.13
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living have published their training update for Spring 2013....more


ALLIANCE Membership (formerly LTCAS) 31.01.13
The ALLIANCE is currently gathering ideas from current and potential members about what they can offer their members now and in the future....more


Local Sports Clubs as Accidental Social Enterprises 31.01.13
Sport is central to Australia’s cultural identity....more


Job creation in a low carbon economy 31.01.13
East Lothian is striving to become Scotland’s most sustainable local economy....more


News from media co-op 31.01.13
Glasgow-based social enterprise www.mediaco-op.net has been commissioned to make a year-long series of films for the Scottish Government's pioneering experiment to fight inequality....more


Creative Internships 31.01.13
The Arts and Creative Industries Graduate Internships programme (‘Creative Internships’) is a new programme created in partnership by SCVO, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government....more


Sports hub funding a slam dunk for basketball development academy
A South Lanarkshire basketball programme has received almost £1500 funding to boost participation in a youth academy....more


Aberdeen charity celebrates year of growth
For the financial year to May 2012 turnover grew to £250,000 and many new customers were added to the portfolio during the course of the year, including Aberdeen’s premier print and signage......more


Partnerships for Enterprise
Developing a partnership to increase the impact of your enterprise can be a complex issue with repercussions for your entire business. The Partnership for Enterprise programme will make sure you’re......more


Entrepreneurial Leadership through Cross-sector Collaboration
 “Scottish family businesses and social enterprises share many of the same values. This programme offers a fantastic chance for forward-thinking business leaders to come together to develop......more


Entrepreneurs urged to apply for new Social Enterprise Challenge
Proposals are now being invited for an exciting new £225k fund that will help set up new social enterprise businesses in West Dunbartonshire to boost the local economy and create sustainable jobs....more


Health & Safety in the garden training
Last opportunity to book a place for the Health and Safety training on the 6th of February....more


Developing Your Social Enterprise
The Helix Social Enterprise Zone is sponsoring a 4 day Developing Your Social Enterprise programme over the period 21 February to 17 April 2013, this fully funded programme is for individuals and organisations......more


Facilitation Training Course
Good facilitation can help make local discussion and planning an enjoyable and productive process. ...more


Open Day
Creative Stirling CIC are opening their doors for a full day to local businesses interested in viewing the variety of spaces we have to offer for hire and to meet some of our team of committed volunteers......more


Free Business Planning workshop
This learning is offered FREE of charge to members/employees of third sector/social economy organisations....more


Free Community Food Training
This training session is ideal for staff or volunteers working in community food initiatives who want to find out about, or find out more about, food and health policy and other policies that relate to......more


Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland) & Guide to Social Enterprise Planning
Following recent fundraising efforts, CBS Network are pleased to announce that a librarian has been contracted for an initial 3 months at Glasgow Caledonian University. ...more


Fund Raising Event
Please join us for an enjoyable and entertaining evening in the company of friends & colleagues and at the same time help us raise funds for the organisation and the work we do helping young......more


Highlands & Islands Programmes coming up
Dates of the Academy learning programmes in the Highlands & Islands....more


Gotc opening February 1st 6-8pm
Celebrate the opening of the exhibition on th 1st of February....more


Developing Social Enterprise in Dundee
The Social Enterprise Development Strategy has been developed by Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Dundee City Council, working together to produce a strategy that will help inform strategic decision......more


Making Orchards Your Business
In a change to the previously promoted course, Forth Environment Link is now offering places on an ILM Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise. This course replaces, and is an upgrade to the ILM Level 2 Award......more


Start & Grow January deadline approaches
Provides grant & loan packages of up to £60,000 to support the development and growth of both new and existing organisations in some local authority regions....more


Partnership for Enterprise
As the social enterprise landscape changes are you ready to work with others to survive? Our Partnership for Enterprise programme will ensure that you and your team is well placed to use your networks......more


Preparing for the Procurement Process
Preparing for the Procurement Process (PPP) assesses your organisation’s readiness to bid for and win tenders. You will develop the confidence to approach the tendering process by looking at successful......more


Future of Social Enterprise in Edinburgh Discussion Sessions
Edinburgh has started work on a new social enterprise strategy for the city which will run from 2013 to 2018. This will replace the existing 2010-2013 strategy ‘Adding Value to Business’. A......more


Breadshare Job Vacancy
Breadshare, a social enterprise community bakery in the Borders, are seeking a supply chain development coordinator for an exciting new project, establishing the feasibility of a market for Scottish organic......more


Plunkett Foundation announces merger of activities with Community Retailing Network
Plunkett Foundation has announced today it will be extending its services by merging with the Scotland based Community Retailing Network (CRN) to give Scotland’s rural communities greater access......more


THIRD SECTOR EARLY INTERVENTION FUND
The Third Sector Early Intervention Fund is a new £20 million programme being run by Big Fund (the non-Lottery arm of the Big Lottery Fund), for the Scottish Government.  The funding will support......more


FOYER COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ROADWISE DRIVER TRAINING
Ken Milroy, chief executive of local social enterprise Aberdeen Foyer today (21 December 2012) announced the full acquisition of Roadwise Driver Training, the largest independent driver training provider......more


Recruitment of Chair and 3 Board Members
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is the largest not for profit provider of business loans to the third sector in Scotland as well as being a social enterprise and registered charity....more


Charity-run Aberdeen restaurant for homeless and unemployed set to close
A flagship Aberdeen restaurant, run by a charity for the homeless and unemployed, is to close its doors, it was revealed on Tuesday....more


Pre-Start Leadership
This 1-day workshop will develop confidence and knowledge of leadership and motivation to help you face the particular challenges of the start-up phase whilst building your social enterprise network....more


New Local Government & Social Enterprise conference
Social Enterprise Scotland is delighted to invite you to attend our new conference “Local Government and Social Enterprise” on Thursday 14 February 2013 from 10:00-14:00....more


A toll too far Ė the Media Co-op tells the Skye Bridge story
The Bridge Rising will be shown on BBC ALBA on New Years Day....more


SI Magazine
In partnership with publisher, Spectrum Engagement, Social Enterprise Scotland are delighted to present you with the second edition of SI magazine, ...more


Tender Opportunity
Momentum Skills require a Researcher/Research Organisation to carry out a mapping exercise of service provision across Ayrshire....more


Community Empowerment Training
Delegates are being offered a two day intensive weekend of study visits examining the range of social enterprises that have flourished on the Isle of Mull, as well as an innovative training programme looking......more


Effective case study construction - training for trainers workshop
The workshop is being delivered by IRISS and is designed to support the third sector’s contribution to Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) in response to a request from the sector....more


PAT Testing
Edinburgh based FreshStart offer PAT testing from PVG vetted staff....more


Christmas lunch
If you haven’t decided where to have your Christmas lunch yet, let me make the decision a wee bit easier. Come to Glasgow’s largest Development Trust and let us cater for your Christmas meal....more


Online marketplace selling social enterprise good launches
THE UK’s first online marketplace showcasing products made, sourced and sold by social enterprises across the UK launches today. ...more


FreshSight Press Release
Students continue to provide fresh ideas and valuable assistance to charitable organizations in Edinburgh....more


RBS SE100 Index highlights the growth in the sector
The top 100 social enterprises by growth in turnover grew on average, by 60%, the third annual RBS SE100 Index can reveal – beating the 100 fastest growing FTSE companies, who only managed 48% growth. ...more


Taking a little time to support others, reaps huge rewards
Our latest project outcome yet again showed how giving support and taking time to listen to individuals is invaluable in improving self-esteem, confidence and communication....more


Single Outcome Agreements for CPPs
This guidance advises Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) on the scope and content of new Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs) and on the timetable for agreement of these with the Scottish Government....more


Spartans Fit-baw Project Helps Reduce Crime in North Edinburgh
Police in North Edinburgh have applauded the work of a local social enterprise, praising its success for engaging youngsters in deprived areas of the city....more


Golden Ticket
The latest Be Good Be Social event takes place on the 20th of December at the Scottish Parliament. Tickets have all been allocated for social enterprises but the organisers have kindly given one for us......more


Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Open Fund
Glasgow 2014 Limited, Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life are now inviting individuals and organisations to apply to the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme Open Fund....more


Competition
Triodos Bank, together with Social Enterprise UK and Social Enterprise Live, runs an annual photography competition to find images that show the unique and transformative work of social enterprise. The......more


CEILIDH AND SUPPER
Let’s Make It Better (LMiB) is a mental health charity, formed in 1994. We aim to support people with severe and enduring mental health issues within our local community of Stirling, by providing......more


Business Manager - Social Enterprise
Grassmarket Community Project are recruiting for a business manager to oversee the day to day running and ongoing business development of a Social Enterprise in Edinburgh....more


iCan Programme Give Young People Social Edge
An initiative to develop the potential of young entrepreneurs in Scotland is to be piloted in West Dunbartonshire....more


EVENT: Social Enterprise Ė an academic discussion or changing the way we do business?
Social Enterprise – an academic discussion or changing the way we do business?...more


Fact Sheet - Charitable Activities and Trading
It is important for all Scottish charities (including SCIO’s) and their trustees to note the position about their charitable activities and tax considerations. ...more


Supplier Industry Day
Catering Supplier Day, Date: 05 December 2012, Time: 13:00 – 16:00, Location: Glasgow...more


St Mary's Xmas Market, Grassmarket
 It's that time of year we've been looking forward to - Christmas!...more


SE and Health Co-ordinator
Over the last 12/18 months, the volume of activity of the Health SEN and Roundtable has grown significantly - in direct response to a number of initiatives from Scottish Govt. With the support of the Govt’s......more


Change Fund: Enhancing the Role of the Third Sector
The Scottish Government has set new requirements for the Change Plan submissions required from each of the thirty-two Reshaping care for Older People Partnerships for 2013-14. Up until now the Partnerships......more


ABSEN Conference - 7th/8th November, 2012
The 2012 ABSEN Conference was held at the Royal Marine Hotel in Hunters Quay on 7th and 8th November, 2012....more


Job Opportunity: Sales and Marketing Officer
To support Glasgow Wood Recycling’s continuing growth towards being a self sustaining social enterprise. Whilst being a thorough team player, carry out a broad range of sales and marketing activities.......more


Innovation Voucher Award / Workshop
Peebles based social enterprise You Can Cook were recipients of the Innovation Voucher Award from Interface, Edinburgh....more


Ceilidh
WHALE Arts are hosting fundraising event on the 30th November with music, dancing, drama, animation, a high quality art auction, raffles, quizzes and arts & craft stalls....more


Christmas Trees & Rock Salt
The Coach House Trust are supplying Nordman Christmas trees and rock salt over the coming festive and winter season....more


Maryhill Climate Challenge
Community Central Hall are launching their new environmental project Maryhill Climate Challenge on the 29th November....more


Starter for 6 - training for creative entrepreneurs
Starter for 6 is Scotland's premier start-up and investment programme for creative industry entrepreneurs....more


UK Social Enterprise Awards 2012
HCT's Dai Powell named social enterprise leader of the year....more


ASEN Workplan 2012-2013
...more


Day of Events at new Showroom
Furniture Plus wish to invite you to attend part of our day of celebration for a new showroom we are about to open on Saturday 1 December in Pitreavie, Dunfermline. ...more


Programme Update November 2012
Programme Update...more


Sir Tom Farmer to open UKís first Social Enterprise MOT Testing Station
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Farmer will visit Stornoway to formally open the UK’s first Social Enterprise MOT Testing Station....more


ASEN BUSINESS BREAKFAST
The event is free for all social enterprises whether emerging or established....more


ESEN AGM & The Future of Social Enterprise in Edinburgh event
Edinburgh Social Enterprise Network would like to invite you to their AGM and The Future of Social Enterprise in Edinburgh event on the 10th December 2012....more


Active Communities Funding Programme
The Active Communities Funding Programme is now open in your area....more


Learning and Development Programmes in Aberdeen
Just Enterprise hade provided details of upcoming Learning and Development programmes taking place in the Aberdeen. These opportunities are designed specifically for the third sector and will support the......more


Networking Lunches Available for free to Social Enterprises
Come along to these informal events, all of which run from 12 - 3pm. Food and refreshments provided along with bright ideas, creative solutions and new contacts!...more


Fund Raising Event
The Engine Shed Burns Supper...more


Social Enterprise Exchange - Early Bird Bookings are open!
Building on the success of the inaugural Social Enterprise Exchange, which could have not been accomplished without your support and engagement, the event returns to the SECC, Glasgow on Thursday 21st......more


Social Enterprise Exchange 2013
The Social Enterprise Exchange will return to the SECC in Glasgow for another leading, international social enterprise event. Following on from last year the event organisers are seeking as many social......more


Co-operative Community Shares fund
The Co-operative have set up a Community Shares Fund which is dedicated to support communities wanting to raise investment by a community share issue. ...more


Worldís Biggest Social Enterprise Event in Glasgow for Second Year
Glasgow will again play host to the world’s biggest social enterprise event - as social entrepreneurs gather next year at the Social Enterprise Exchange....more


Third Phase of Scottish Investment Fund Launched
£2 million expected to become available for third sector.  ...more


Nominations for VAF Volunteering Awards
Reminder that the closing date for nominations for the Volunteering Awards is noon on Friday, 9th November 2012....more


Highland Tour
Promoters Arts Network are on tour throughout the Highlands in November....more


Scottish social enterprise award winners revealed
 The winners of the annual Scottish Social Enterprise Awards 2012 were announced today at a special awards lunch in Edinburgh....more


Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) project
The Third Sector Internships Scotland project (TSIS) is an exciting four year programme (commenced September 2010) funded by the Scottish Funding Council which aims to support students, undergraduates......more


Network Meeting - 8th November, Kelso
You are condially invited to the Border Chamber's next Network Event to be held in the Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso on Thursday 8th November, commencing at 7 for 7.30....more


Positive Beginnings: One Parent Families Scotland; Catalyst for positive change. Booking now!
This seminar will look at a small sample of the work being carried out by One Parent Families Scotland and how it has directly improved outcomes for families....more


New Legacy 2014 Fund Opens
A new fund to build or upgrade existing local sport and recreation facilities to get Scots more active, is open for applications....more


Co-op launches programme that promises a million hours of staff volunteering
Michael Fairclough of the Co-operative says the initiative will have a major impact on community-led regeneration....more


DSEN Newsletter
No. 7 October 2012...more


Senscot Legal Seminars
As well as assisting social enterprises with their legal issues, Senscot Legal also provides training and seminars. ...more


Guide to Social Enterprise Planning
‘JUST the Business’ has produced a new ‘Guide to Social Enterprise Planning'....more


Video
A short and inspiring video of Moray Social Enterprise Networks' Annual Gathering and Awards Ceremony 2012. Also, download the Members Directory....more


Calling social enterprises in Glasgow and the west!
Firsport are running a programme which can give you access to a small team of interns....more


30th Anniversary Regional Events
There will be a series of Regional Celebratory events in order to mark the 30th Anniversary of VAF....more


Scotmid Membership Matters
Scotmid Cooperative commissioned mediaco-op to produce an animated infographic to explain to the public what membership of Scotmid means and where it can take you. ...more


Capital Grant Funding for Third Sector Innovation
Zero Waste Scotland is offering an exciting and significant funding package opportunity to provide support to third sector organisations in Scotland to result in increased resource recovery from waste......more


Small Grants Programme
Applications are accepted up to and including £20,000 for the Small Grants Programme and grants are awarded for one year only....more


5th Birthday Celebrations for champions of social innovation community
Scotland’s centre for social innovation celebrates with community tree planting day and picnic....more


Events and workshops
Green Business Fife are holding a number of events and workshops over the coming weeks: Procurement Surgeries, Opening Doors to Innovation Industry Day, Fuel Efficiency Driver Training and Cash For Carbon......more


SROI Practitioner training - Edinburgh
This training course is designed to be taken as 2 days together.  It provides practitioner training to a level suitable for trainees seeking to become accredited practitioners....more


Theatre group finds wellbeing in words at mental health festival
Theatre Nemo says the arts can help people affected by mental ill-health to live fulfilling lives.   “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”...more


Resilient Scotland Ė Start and Grow
Resilient Scotland’s Start & Grow aim is to help community organisations looking for small investment solutions....more


Cash boosts for groups in community
TWO (Edinburgh) city community groups have been awarded five-figure cash handouts as part of an awards scheme....more


Social Enterprise Awareness Raising
Awareness raising event for individuals and community groups in the Forth Valley area....more


Call for interviewees
See story for more information on the first project run by Create & Prosper....more


Business4Good:Good4Business Conference
If you are serious about growing your social enterprise, come along to be encouraged, challenged and provided with tools and contacts to do so....more


Scottish Social Enterprise Awards 2012
An invitation to the Scottish Social Enterprise Awards....more


Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
The programme for Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is now alive! Held in the Scottish Borders, this year's festival spans three days, beginning on the morning of Friday 26th October, through......more


TouchBase Glasgow
Major investment enables Sense Scotland's TouchBase Glasgow resource for disabled people to grow to meet public demand....more


How can great places create value for local people?
The Glass-House Community Led Design presents Putting People in their Place, a national debate series in partnership with The Academy of Urbanism, aimed at getting people talking about placemaking.......more


Swimming Teacher Training in the Highlands
Special offer for Sports SEN Members....more


£3 million for youth employment schemes
More than 2,000 young people to be helped into work by 24 projects  ...more


Determined to Make a Difference!
Moray Social Enterprise Network would like to thank everybody who made their Annual Gathering and Awards Ceremony such a huge success....more


Health and Sport Committee
Our Social Enterprise & Sports Co-ordinator, Diane Cameron, appeared at the Health and Sport Committee as they continued their inquiry into community sport on 25 September 2012....more


CRNS Annual Conference & 2012 AGM
This will be the 7th CRNS Annual Conference and it promises to be the premier networking event for CRNS members, supporters & stakeholders....more


Sir Alex Ferguson backs employment scheme
MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed a scheme designed to boost the employability of socially disadvantaged young people and adults through football....more


Procurement Reform Bill events
We want to hear your views...more


25th Anniversary
Community Enterprise have been supporting the sector for 25 years this year and are holding a ceilidh to celebrate....more


Woodland Forage & Cooking Event
The event will start at Alva Glen* (11am), where participants will meet Margaret Lear from www.plantsandapples.co.uk, who will lead the walk and forage through the lower glen - Margaret has guided many......more


Newsletter & Free Networking Lunches
Come along to these informal events. Food and refreshments provided along with bright ideas, creative solutions and new contacts! Available for free to Social Enterprises....more


Sikh Sanjogís Pathways to Employment
Sikh Sanjog’s Pathways to Employment project yesterday receives £413,939 to give women from ethnic minority groups the confidence, knowledge and skills to enter the job market. ...more


4th Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise - The new Procurement Reform Bill
The Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise in The Scottish Parliament is Scotland's social enterprise policy forum....more


The UK Community Food Sector: Towards Sustainability through Collective Action and Social Enterprise
The conference will provide information on the background, detail and aims of this initiative and critically, to agree organisational arrangements and action to take this initiative forward....more


Collaborative Conversations
Collaborative Conversations is a unique and inspiring one-day event that will bring together six Community Learning and Development professionals and six social entrepreneurs working within the same community,......more


Dates for the Diary
The Annual Conference and AGM is taking place on the 7th and 8th of November....more


Managing Finance, Generating Income
The Social Enterprise Academy prides itself on taking our learning to the places other providers can’t reach! We think that everyone should have access to high quality, face to face learning for......more


Annual General Meeting 2012
This years TSI AGM takes place in the Westerwood Hotel Cumbernauld....more


Rosieís Social Enterprises wins award.
An Aberdeen based group of social Enterprises, Rosie’s Social Enterprises picked up the PwC Award for Excellence in Business in the Scottish heat of the Private Business Awards 2012. ...more


Scottish Government announces major boost to third sector and social enterprises
Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning at the Scottish Government today (5th September 2012) announced that five world class social enterprise's are to set-up international headquarters......more


Ignite 2012 : Residential
Ignite 2012 will support 18 entrepreneurs to scale up their enterprise over one dynamic weekend....more


Edinburgh Social Enterprise Strategy
Social Enterprise Strategy for Edinburgh 2010 - 2013  'Adding value to business'...more


Last chance for social enterprises to claim their place on the UKís leading social business index
£25,000 worth of prizes on offer for growth, impact and trailbazing newcomer....more


Nourish conference and parliamentary reception
Scotland’s food 2020: healthier, wealthier, greener, smarter, fairer?...more


GSEN Co-ordinator
Glasgow Social Enterprise Network are seeking to recruit  a Co-ordinator....more


Ignite 2012 : Residential
You are running a social enterprise full of potential. How can this potential be unlocked? Is it worth a weekend of your time to decide?...more


Just Enterprise - Leading Growth
Social Enterprise Academy have their Leading Growth leadership programmes starting in October....more


Moray Social Enterprise Network Annual Gathering and Awards Ceremony
MSEN are holding an Annual Gathering and Awards Ceremony in recognition of the determination and dedication of Moray social enterprise’s, who despite challenging trading conditions, work tirelessly......more


A Tree Day Out
Join the Melting Pot to celebrate their 5th Anniversary by helping to create a forest. ...more


Seedcorn Grant Funding
Increase in grants available to business groups and associations, working in partnership with their local authority, to develop proposals for Business Improvement Districts across Scotland....more


Children Missing from Care
Seminar hosted by Quarriers on Children Missing from Care. ...more


Celebration & Summer Sale
Glasgow Wood Recycling are having a celebration and summer sale on the 25th of August. ...more


Social Innovation Fair
Scotland’s first Social Innovation Fair will be taking place on the 4th of Sep and offers a unique opportunity for social innovators from different sectors to network and promote their innovative......more


Short Course on Cultural Planning
This short course provides an introduction to the background and concepts of cultural planning, drawing on a range of sectors such as culture, housing, planning, social work, health and education....more


Making Social Value Work
Hall Aitken is running a series of free workshops in September and October 2012 on social value based evaluation....more


Award in Leadership
The Social Enterprise Academy in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Social Enterprise Network will be delivering two Award in Leadership programmes, starting in Dumfries in September and Newton Stewart......more


Membersí Briefing Ė Procurement Reform Bill
The consultation on the Procurement Reform Bill (previously called Sustainable Procurement Bill) has now been launched.  ...more


ESEN NEWSLETTER 13TH AUGUST 2012
ESEN Newsletter ...more


Just Enterprise Learning & Leadership
Just Enterprise have released details of their Learning & Leadership Programme....more


Pro-bono consultancy
FreshSight, an Edinburgh University student society that works to provide business consultancy advice to third sector organizations, are looking for interested and engaged clients to work with in September......more


SFS event, 20th September, Glasgow
Partnership working and collaboration is becoming increasingly important whether it is collaborating on an issue, theme, contract, programme or project....more


Launch Parties
The Glad Cafe in Glasgow now have tickets available for their launch nights on the 17th/18th August. ...more


Policy Events
In recent years, Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) has hosted a series of policy events across the country....more


Castle RePaint
Furniture Plus, a charity based ReUse and Recycling Social Enterprise in Fife, has teamed up with Castle RePaint Scotland, to bring an extra offering to its customers....more


Engine Shed Cafe
Details of the Engine Shed Cafe opening times over the festival period....more


Survive the economic downturn & create jobs!
Free event being run by Social Enterprise East Lothian....more


BT Community Connections
If you know of a community group which helps, or wants to help, people access the internet and improve their ICT skills, they could be eligible to receive 12 months' free broadband from BT....more


National Networking Event
Join us at the annual National Networking Event at Battleby, near Perth on Friday 5th October 2012....more


Edinburgh Festival Market
A Traders Meeting was held on the 26th July in the Grassmarket to go over plans for the August Festival Market....more


Fife Diet Launches Food Manifesto to Change the Way We Eat
The Fife Diet today launched a new food manifesto for Scotland as a contribution to the food and drink policy framework. ...more


Joint Social Enterprise Event Report
A report has been produced from the joint networking event between the Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire SENs. ...more


Social Enterprise in Sport Q&A
Find out from our expert panel about opportunities for social entrepreneurs in the world of sport....more


Fair Trade on the Fringe
This event is one of several organised by Hand Up Media which aims to take the consumerism out of shopping and engage the connection of the products being sold as a relationship between the person selling......more


Ethical banking experiencing record levels of interest
51% increase in online savings account applications to Triodos Bank UK over the last week. Three times as many UK accounts as usual opened on Monday 2 July  ...more


Firstport is looking for individuals interested in becoming mentors
Firstport is looking for individuals interested in becoming mentors and support social  entrepreneurs grow and develop....more


My Lives and Times
This bold documentary, directed by reformed criminal and recovering heroin addict, Garry Fraser, will be transmitted on BBC2 Scotland on the 22nd July @ 10pm. ...more


CEiS Annual Conference
The Programme is now available for the CEiS Annual Conference: Maintaining, Developing and Growing Social Enterprise in Scotland...more


The Breadmaker
 The Breadmaker is the chosen supplier for Donald Tump's new golf course in Balmedie....more


Belladrum festival cycle scheme offered
A social enterprise company is offering revellers the chance to cycle, rather than drive, to a music festival....more


Six Scottish firms have reached the UK finals of the Private Business Awards 2012.
The Scottish firms were chosen from more than 600 UK entries....more


Start-up social enterprise network meeting
Are you a social entrepreneur? Would you like to join a community of like-minded enterprising individuals working towards improving their communities and environment? Our network for start up social......more


DTA Scotland Annual Conference & AGM
**BOOKINGS NOW OPEN***...more


New social enterprise extravaganza back for a second year
Social Enterprise Scotland has announced that the Social Enterprise Exchange is back for a second year, at the SECC in Glasgow on Thursday 21 March 2013....more


Voluntary Action Scotland CEO Appointment
Calum Irving appointed as VAS Chief Executive....more


Start-up network virtual coffee morning - Legal Structures
To keep the momentum going of the start up network and to cater for some of you who may not be able to attend the meetings, we will be running virtual coffee mornings too, giving us all a chance to catch......more


Community Jobs Scotland - Employer registration
Latest round of CJS is open with 1,000 jobs to create for young people aged 16 to 19 years, across 32 Local Authority areas from August 2012 until end March 2013....more


Stories from the Big Wall
 Looking for something imaginative for the kids to do this weekend? ...more


Conference, organised by CFINE and CFE
“The UK Community Food Sector: Towards Sustainability through Collective Action and Social Enterprise.”...more


Coalfields Community Challenge
CRT have opened their doors for applications to the Coalfields Community Challenge Programme....more


Sustainable Procurement Bill Update
Scottish Government intends to introduce a Sustainable Procurement Bill during this Parliament and we expect a formal consultation to open before end of summer....more


Dundee Vital Stats
Dundee Vital Stats for 2010-11...more


Support package announced for Third Sector companies
Twelve new non-profit organisations, based around Edinburgh and Glasgow, which aim to improve different aspects of society have been selected for the 2012-13 Social Innovation Incubator Awards....more


Community Jobs Scotland - Employer registration
We have 1,000 jobs to create for young people aged 16 to 19 years, across 32 Local Authority areas from August 2012 until end March 2013....more


SE100 index opens for applications
The RBS SE100 Index, the UK’s only index designed to track the growth and impact of social enterprises, is now open for applications with £25,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. ...more


Empowerment to the People; This Land is your Land
Responding to the Community Empowerment Bill consultation Scottish Orchards are organising a couple of events to showcase and celebrate local groups who are showing "empowerment" in action....more


Resilient Scotland open for business
Press release from Scottish Community Foundation, 19th June....more


Social Enterprise Awards 2012
Apply or make a nomination for the 2012 Social Enterprise Awards....more


Ignite 2012 : Residential
You are running a social enterprise full of potential. How can this potential be unlocked? Is it worth a weekend of your time to decide?...more


Stirling and Clackmannanshire Joint Social Enterprise Event 20th June 2012
 Photos and details from the event....more


Drug & Alcohol Monitoring in the Workplace Seminar
Free seminar on Drug & Alcohol Monitoring in the Workplace....more


Food, Glorious, Food
Search for Britain’s best loved recipe....more


Maintenance Plus
Maintenance Plus - a handy service you can trust....more


Developing New Markets
...more


Scotlandís 3rd Sector Makes Big Social Impact
Social Investment Scotland launched on the19th June that highlights the significant social impact that Scotland’s third sector makes on local communities throughout the Scotland. See   ...more


Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA)
SEDA was created to recognise and support the increasingly important contribution social enterprises are making across the UK. We want to help these businesses grow so that more people and more communities......more


Hoda Productions seeking donations
 Help get more people engaged with the arts and outdoors by supporting us in our activities....more


Pah!! to Capitalism
 While the UK economy shrunk by 3.7%, co-ops grew by 19%. mediaco-op are having a double film premiere and we want you to come! ...more


Letter from John Swinney
Letter from John Swinney (Cabinet Secretary) commenting on the recent review of Community Planning, undertaken by Scottish Govt and COSLA....more


Young Start Awards
 A few SEN members were among the beneficiaries of the first tranche of Young Starts awards that were announced recently. ...more


Food Conference
Cyrenians are holding a food conference on the 19th of June in Edinburgh....more


Mindfulness Training
 Crisis Counselling Training...more


Launch of Entrepreneurial Spark in Ayrshire
Finance Secretary John Swinney will join leading Scottish businessmen Tom Hunter and Jim Duffy for the launch of Entrepreneurial Spark’s new Ayrshire facility, which will offers free workspace, IT......more


Joint SEN Event
Stirling and Clackmannanshire Social Enterprise Networks are hosting a Joint Social Enterprise Event on the 20th of June which is for all social enterprises in the Forth Valley area....more


Professional Development Award open for applications
Volunteer Development Scotland is inviting applications from people wishing to study towards the Volunteering Management Professional Development Award due to start in October 2012.   The course,......more


Funding Deadline for Level Two Awards - Final Reminder
Firstport are on the look out for Social Entrepreneurs who are in the start up phase of their social enterprise. If you have already developed and tested your idea but need more time to implement it then......more


MY Adventure carrying the Olympic Touch
MY Adventure, active members of both the Edinburgh & Sport SENs, will be crossing the water to Dunfermline on 13 June to support Chris Thomson when he becomes one of the Olympic Torch Bearers.  ...more


Job Opportunity: Grad placement
The Walking Theatre Company in Glendaruel, Argyll require a recent graduate to undertake a 12 month Company Development role.  ...more


Women In Social Enterprise
Blue Horizons Ltd has been commissioned to deliver a free leadership and mentorship programme for women in Argyll and Bute. The programme has only recently been commissioned but the dates are very tight......more


The Scottish Orchards Gathering
Orchards and fruit growing is really taking off in Scotland, and we are inviting people from the many communities, schools, plus individual farmers and gardeners, cider and jam makers to come together,......more


Library Launch - 1st June
Join us for an Outdoor Learning Celebration and the Official launch of our Outdoor Learning Lending Library...more


The Social Enterprise ExchangeÖ
…Trade, Knowledge and Experience (Scotland / Northern Ireland)...more


Redevelopment of Wasps Studios
Wasps Studios warmly invites you to our open weekend celebrating the redevelopment of our studios in Meadow Mill, Dundee....more


Cyrenians receives award for pioneering work helping prevent homelessness through social enterprise
An Edinburgh-based charity has been honoured by HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay for its pioneering work over 44 years in providing training and volunteering opportunities from people often on the......more


Integration of Adult Health and Social Care Practitioner Consultation Events
The Scottish Government has launched its consultation on proposals to integrate adult health and social care....more


Women into public life
Twenty four women in Argyll and Bute are being given a chance to make a difference in their communities through free leadership training sessions....more


Social Enterprise Venues
We’re on the hunt for Social Enterprise Venues across the country. Are you an enterprise manager who has an underused facility that you want to promote more? Scotland’s only website dedicated......more


Gallery on the Corner Exhibition
Visit the gallery on the 29th May 6pm – 8pm to celebrate the opening of another exciting show. WHALE Arts presents and exhibition by smART CRAFT exploring the art of giving. ...more


REHIS & Cyrenians Joint Award
GOOD FOOD GOOD HEALTH   A comprehensive course, training organisations to skill up people to implement and sustain their own cooking class programmes....more


Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme
If you have an idea for a project or organisation that you would like to establish, or have an existing one that you would like to scale, then read on!...more


Glasgow City Council - Big Office Furniture Give-Away
Glasgow City Council is reducing the number of office buildings that their staff utilises and are now seeking to re-distribute some of the resultant furniture....more


SFBA Cross-sector Collaboration
Scotland is a small business economy. Small and medium sized enterprises account for 99% of all enterprises. This is where entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs are found.   Working with the Scottish......more


2nd Social Enterprise & Sport Conference
Details of the conference...more


Networks1st Update: Friday 4th May 2012
This year’s annual Fit for Purpose Conference: Social Enterprise and Health on 14th June will bring together individuals from the NHS, local authorities and social enterprises, looking to further......more


Live UnLtd - Summer of social action campaign - applications invited
Live UnLtd backs people aged 11-21 with awards and support to launch projects that can change their world for the better....more


Cross-sector Collaboration: Dinner Discussion Series
The Social Enterprise Academy and the Scottish Family Business Association (SFBA) have teamed up to deliver a new learning experience that will create links between the Scottish social enterprise and family......more


Social Innovation Incubator Award
New Award for great ideas that change the world...more


Development of a produce supply chain between community growers, caterers and retailers in Edinburgh
Feasibility study...more


Deloitte announces its first 30 Social Innovation Pioneers
Pioneers to receive over £1m worth of support to accelerate their success....more


Revolutionary ďFreedom ClimberĒ
The Factory SkatePark, Dundee has recently taken delivery of the revolutionary “Freedom Climber”....more


media co-opís film "Mikey & Jools Keep Safe" wins award
media co-op’s film "Mikey & Jools Keep Safe" has won a prestigious Torc award for best film in the Education category at the Celtic Media Festival....more


Social Return on Investment Practitioner Training
 The SROI Network will be holding SROI Practitioner Training in Edinburgh on 14 & 15th June 2012....more


Sports clubs team up for exciting new hub
 The Bankies are teaming up with sports chiefs across the town over dream plans for a new home for Clydebank's major clubs....more


Work experience in Social Enterprises
INTRODUCTION - NEW COLLEGE FUNDING FOR "DEMAND LED COURSES"  Scotland's Colleges have until Monday 30 April 2012 to bid for additional funding to get more young people into jobs.  ...more


Sustainable Procurement Bill Briefing Paper
Scottish Govt Ministers have announced their intention to introduce a Sustainable Procurement Bill during the life of the current Parliament. Planning is at an early stage, and we expect that Govt will......more


First Aid Training
...more


Community Open Day
Join us for the Community Open Day to check out some of the activities on offer, find out what’s going on or tell us your views of how the Centre should be used....more


Social Enterprise Scotland Announces New Chief Executive
Social Enterprise Scotland has announced that the new permanent Chief Executive of the umbrella body will be Fraser Kelly....more


the gallery on the corner
the gallery on the corner and Artlink Central invites you to join them in the opening of their 2012 Creative Leaver exhibition....more


Street Soccer Scotland founder is Change Maker of 2012
David Duke was 21 when his father died. “I hit rock bottom. I found it hard to spend time with my family because everyone was grieving. I cut myself off, moved to another part of Glasgow, drank too......more


Third sector shows cautious optimism
The North-east’s Third Sector is continuing to perform well, despite additional pressure from ongoing economic uncertainty, according to a survey published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce....more


All action at Space venue
Major action sports competition to come to community-run facility in East Lothian as part of its UK tour....more


Good Food Good Health
REHIS / Cyrenians Good Food Good Health course that trains individuals to run cooking classes...more


Scotlandís largest Meet the Buyer event
We are delighted to be an exhibitor at the annual SDP ‘Meet The Buyer 2012’ event and invite potential suppliers to come along to this FREE business event....more


Role of social enterprises in Scotland
The role of social enterprises (SE) in Scotland - from the perspective of a Croatian observer...more


The Glad Rag
The Glad Rag was the brainchild of one of the Glad Cafe’s volunteers, Dan Bryant. He had put together a ‘zine’ for the portfolio that secured him a well earned place at Glasgow School......more


Just Enterprise support to Senscot Network members
The Just Enterprise programme is approaching the end of its first successful year of delivering business support to Enterprising Third Sector Organisations across Scotland. The programme is still open......more


On the move
...more


Impact Arts / Kibble Works
Media attention for Glasgow SEN members...more


New Award for great ideas that change the world
The Melting Pot is calling on new and emerging social innovators to apply for a fully funded scholarship on their Social Innovation Incubation Award....more


"Star Struck Cabaret"
 Presenting "Star Struck Cabaret" a great show with lots of music and fun....more


BIG News Flash! Are you looking for funding?
As part of it's roll out of the Coastal Communities Fund, the Big Lottery are running a series of presentations up and down the country Argyll & Bute Council are hosting a "BIG Info Day"......more


Young people's sport panel
 New and exciting opportunity for young people in  partnership between sportscotland and  Young Scot....more


VAS Brief update March 2012
We (VAS) always endeavour to share important information with you in a timely manner.  Therefore, instead of waiting for another week, I am sending you this extra bulletin with three pieces of......more


You Can Cook Pilot with NHS
You Can Cook is working in partnership with NHS Lothian in providing Hand-on Cookery Classes....more


A Bed of Rosie's
Two social enterprises Glencraft and Rosie’s Framers & Crafts are collaborating for good. Big hearted business Glencraft who manufacture high quality mattresses & beds and provide career......more


Experienced business people wanted
Claverhouse Training is a Dundee based charitable company contracted by JobcentrePlus to deliver New Enterprise Allowance to the North of Scotland. Assisted by Argyll & Bute Council and Lifeskills......more


Glasgow Bike Station
Change of address for the award winning social enterprise....more


Cafť@theSPACE
At 9.30am on Wednesday the 28th March our lovely cafe@theSPACE will open it's doors, bringing you a tasty, fresh and healthy menu with great service and a slice of Uprising East Lothian's grass-roots......more


Spacebank scheme will help maximise use of local resources
An innovative new scheme has been set up to assist third sector organisations in Perth and Kinross to maximise the use of their resources....more


£2m recycling hub wasted as social enterprise fails
A new recycling centre built with more than £2 million National Lottery and charitable funding has been left in limbo after the social enterprise company behind it went bust....more


Leadership & Ethical Enterprise
For Scotland to become world-renowned again for its entrepreneurial, ethical and community leadership, what do we need to focus on?  ...more


Audit Scotland condemns public sector social care commissioning
Voluntary organisations should be more involved in the delivery of social care after a report blamed the public sector for poorly organising and badly planning care services across the country....more


The good news is that Spring Time is Playtime
Visit the Rock Opera website and get all the downloadable goodies..... ...more


Crisis Counselling Training Courses
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Charity Golf Day in aid of The Breadmaker
New improved offer ...more


Corporate Challenge Cup
Street Soccer (Scotland) is hosting a ‘Corporate Challenge Cup’ on Saturday 12th May 2012 at the National Indoor Football Centre in Glasgow...more


Raising Awareness of Social Enterprise!
Interested in setting up a new Social Enterprise? Need to know the basics?  ...more


New multi million pound fund supporting Scotlandís children and young people
Young Start, developed and run by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG), will unlock the potential of thousands of children and young people helping them to be more confident, healthy and connected with older people......more


Exploring Ďameliorative responsesí to the challenges facing disadvantaged communities in the recession
This participative and free SURF event will present some key messages and examples of successful initiatives developed in response to recession-based policy decisions in two case study areas – east......more


Getting to Grips with Social Accounting & Audit and Social Capital
The Social Audit Network (SAN) in Scotland and Assist Social Capital have come together to deliver one-day training sessions at various locations around Scotland....more


Child and Youth Care: The Road Ahead
Kibble are running a series of events from 21-23rd March 2012, International Child and Youth Care, Conflict Management and Employability....more


Edinburgh Social Enterprise Summit
Ahead of the UK Social Enterprise Exchange, The City of Edinburgh Council is proud to host an evening of speakers and discussion with a selection of Edinburgh enterprises making exciting strides growing......more


The Social Enterprise Exchange
Final Countdown - Don't miss your opportunity to join the 1,000 delegates, from over 20 countries who have already booked up for the world's biggest social enterprise event!...more


Statistical Consultancy
As part of programme of continuing professional development for statistical and analytical colleagues in the Scottish Government, we want to identify very short sharp projects (up to 10 person days) where......more


GSEN/Yunus Social Business Award
A new award has been created for open to any student at GCU – under graduate or post graduate. The Award will recognise the best concept for a social business. ...more


The Social Enterprise Exchange
Final Countdown - Don't miss your opportunity to join the 1,000 delegates, from over 20 countries who have already booked up for the world's biggest social enterprise event!...more


Realising the potential of non-grant financing: Announcing the Arts Ventures Fund
MMM Associate Margaret Bolton explains the ambitions and plans of the Arts Ventures Fund....more


Aberdeen Charity Celebrates Certification
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FRESH 2012
Fintry Renewable energy (and Sustainability) Show (FRESh) programme announced!...more


Initiative of the year? Stramash launches outdoor nursery
Oban’s Stramash outdoor adventure social enterprise company, has launched the best social initiative we’ve seen for a while - an outdoor nursery....more


Scallops Direct Press Release
A social entrepreneur, who is severely deaf, has set up a unique new scallop processing plant in Dumfries and Galloway to create jobs for the long term unemployed, support the local fishing industry and......more


Hillcrest Group - Right Recruitment
As part of its social enterprise strategy, the Hillcrest group is establishing a social enterprise recruitment agency - Right Recruitment....more


Unwanted Highland Council computers to be recycled
Highland council has launched a project to recycle up to 3,500 computers for use by communities and children across the area....more


Christmas Market
Dreaming of a Noir Christmas: Street Market and Cabaret is brought to you by Edinburgh Markets for the Community. It runs from 8th - 24th December, Thursdays to Sundays from 11am - 7pm...more


SLAED Annual Conference
SLAED Annual Conference, 24-25 November 2011, Dundee Hilton...more


Unemployed will get Suited and Booted thanks to new Motherwell enterprise
A NEW government-funded project run by two Wishaw men is hoping to address the region's unemployment levels. David Neary and Gareth Cuthbert have recently opened their one-stop shop in Motherwell to help......more


The Social Enterprise Exchange
Social Enterprise UK and the Social Enterprise Scotland have joined forces to host the world’s biggest social enterprise event.  The Social Enterprise Exchange will take place on Tuesday 27......more


Acquiring Business 4 Good Programme
The Acquiring Business 4 Good programme is fundementally about offering more commercial growth and business development choices to social enterprises, supporting partnership working, joint ventures, mergers......more


Broomhouse catering service wins lucrative contract
Crescent Kitchen, an Broomhouse-based catering social enterprise, has secured a contract to manage a catering facility on the site of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and the nearby......more


Out of the Blue needs your votes - Social Vision Photography Competition
Out of the Blue has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists in the Social Vision Photography Competition!...more


News from Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition
Tuesday 13 December - Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise in The Scottish Parliament - 1pm to 2pm. This is Scotland's first ever Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise in The Scottish Parliament....more


Council sets up £2.6million funds for community facilities in Glasgow
Glasgow City Council today (10 November) established a community, sports and cultural facilities social enterprise fund of £500,000 and a capital investment fund of £2.13million....more


New 2 day Training for Personal Assistants
Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is offering a two-day course for people who would like to know more about working as a Personal Assistant for a Disabled person....more


Leadership Programmes for Third Sector organisations
Leading Growth: Leadership for Enterprise ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership...more


Miller 'Cooks Up' Charitable Enterprises at Robert Gordon University Site
Miller Construction is delighted to announce a new partnership with Foyer Enterprise and CFINE, which will see the charities providing the on-site catering at the new £48m Robert Gordon University,......more


Pool Complex Saved
Ochil Leisure Enterprises (OLE) welcomes the cross party support for the amendment put forward by Councillor Donald Balsillie (SNP) for the assets of the Alva Pool Complex and parking to be transferred......more


An Examination of the Issues in Operating a Community Owned Swimming Pool
This study illustrates the difficult environment that community owned pools operate within. Firstly, the key issues identified need to be recognised by respective pool managers and board of directors in......more


A Greener Way to Work
How NHS Health Scotland is leading the way in sustainable procurement. In the current ‘age of austerity’, there is perhaps more emphasis than ever before on getting ‘value for money’. ......more


Retail Outlet Management Opportunity
Alloa Community Enterprise (ACE) was established in 1984 to provide supported employment and training opportunities and is now also helping low income families and individuals to create a more stable home......more


ASCEnt Scotland LaunchesÖ..Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)Scotland
Launched as a trading style of Ascent Scotland on the 24th October 2011, ESV Scotland’s aim is to provide businesses with qualitative bespoke opportunities to engage in Corporate Social Responsibility......more


SoLoCo So Lucky
SoLoCo will be running a prize draw every month from the beginning of November for anyone who signs up or makes a donation on our site....more


Aberdeen Convention Bureau skates into partnership with Transition Extreme
Aberdeen Convention Bureau has signed a partnership agreement with leading city social enterprise Transition Extreme Sports Ltd, which uses urban and extreme sports to attract and positively engage local......more


The impact of recession-related policies on disadvantaged communities
A free SURF seminar: Glasgow Concert Hall, 16 Nov...more


Free networking lunch in Contin - Creating Enterprise to Enable Social Benefit
Social Enterprise is a phrase we are hearing more and more often. Many organisations and communities are now looking at the model as a way of becoming financial sustainable as well as addressing issues......more


New Appointments at Specialisterne
Specialisterne Scotland is pleased to announce a number of new business developments including the launch of a new web design and e-business service....more


International volunteers for Glasgow charities and organisations
Xchange Scotland were set up in 2008 by young people in the city to connect Glasgow and Scotland to a world of exciting and accessible international volunteering opportunities...more


Gift Aid - Inflating your club's finances
See below the toolkit to help maximise Gift Aid at your community sports club. ...more


Managing Pain, Illness and Stress With Mindful Awareness
Pain happens as part of the experience of life. Suffering is what we do to ourselves. The benefits of Mindful Awareness, with the positive effects they have on every part of life's experience, are......more


Need workspace? South Block's Coming Soon....
Wasps Studios are delighted to bring you news of the imminent arrival of South Block , our stunning new 50,000 sq.ft. studio complex in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City....more


Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs for 2011
The search is on to find 100 young social entrepreneurs who are running a business, to tackle some of society's biggest issues such as climate change, poverty, economic deprivation, equality and health....more


New deal on wheels launched by MyBus
LEVENMOUTH has kick-started yet another ‘first’ for Scotland.  MyBus Community Transport is pioneering a Wheels 2 Work venture, to help people travel to work in areas where transport......more


TSI Survey - Letter from Voluntary Action Scotland
Dear colleagues, We are always keen to know how various issues affect Interfaces and how we can best support you and the work that you do. To enable us to build a clear picture of these issues, their nature......more


Community Jobs Scotland - Fife Vacancies
Community Jobs Scotland is a new employment initiative representing a £10m investment from the Scottish Government in financial year 2011-2012. SCVO and the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition (SSEC)......more


ďDragons DenĒ Funding Event November 2011
Following on from the success of their Dragons Den event in July, Almond Enterprises are delighted to announce that they will be holding another event in November so that they can donate their surplus......more


Holyrood Communities Conference
The Communities Conference is aimed at local, community based, voluntary and charity sector organisations and other civic groups. Importantly, we aim to engage with local groups who do not normally appear......more


Wind of Change
Wind of Change is a short documentary that shows how Fintry in rural Stirlingshire, Scotland, has embraced renewable energy for a more sustainable future for their village....more


Exciting new job opportunity at SBC
A position has opened up at SBC that will provide an excellent opportunity, for someone with the compatible skills and attributes, to develop an exciting career in sustainability and responsible business....more


Just Enterprise Ė DUNDEE Leadership and Business Development Programmes - Book Now
Designed and delivered by the Social Enterprise Academy, these transformational learning experiences will give you tools and strategies to develop your abilities as an effective leader capable of meeting......more


Single Point of Enquiry
Single Point of Enquiry (SPoE) is an informal service which businesses and third sector organisations can turn to for confidential advice and support if they have concerns or questions about public procurement......more


EVOLVE - Advice and support for social enteprrises
Firstport is looking for social enterprises interested in gaining external advice and support from PwC volunteers for our upcoming EVOLVE event....more


SROI Training
SROI training is offered by The SROI Network and by nef (the new economics foundation). In order to become an accredited practitioner you will need to complete a practitioner course. Introductory......more


Thrive Corporate Networking Events
A visit includes an opportunity to introduce your organisation to the whole room, a hot & cold buffet breakfast or two course lunch, wine & coffee, VIP presentations, Q&A and contributions....more


The Engine Shed Book
Recipes and the story of The Engine Shed...more


Becoming a Community Jobs Scotland Employer
 We are now accepting applications from organisations wishing to create CJS jobs up to March 2012. The deadline for all employer applications is 12 noon on Friday 21st October 2011....more


Full day course: Mental Health Awareness: Best Practice Strategies
Full day course: Mental Health Awareness: Best Practice Strategies on Tuesday 25th October 2011, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm at 98 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1PJ...more


Food Hygiene Refresher Course Ė Monday 10th October
Is your Hygiene Certificate out of date? Instead of re-sitting the full day’s course, a half day REFRESHER course is now available.  On completion you will be issued with a new up-to-date......more


Press Release: Project Northern Lights launched to help Scotlandís young people shine
The Muirhouse Youth Development Group (MYDG) today (22nd September) launched a new Project ‘Northern Lights’ to help young people in North Edinburgh escape a relentless cycle of crime and punishment.(...more


Social Investment Scotland
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) aims to help to grow the size and sustainability of the social economy in Scotland.  In particular, the emphasis on the provision of loan funding provides a more predictable......more


Market plan takes a big step forward
A new Sunday market offering food, crafts and clothing is set to be established in Edinburgh - and it will also benefit charities in the city.   The market by the Picardy Place roundabout......more


HISEZ & Acquiring Business 4 Good
HISEZ & Acquiring Business 4 Good have a networking event which had big Opportunities for small communities taking place on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 12:00 PM - 3:00...more


Job Opportunity - Development Officer
Peaceseekers is a Christian Enterprise providing services and facilities for people experiencing stress, anxiety or depression....more


Social Vision photography competition 2011
Triodos Bank has launched this year’s Social Vision photography competition. The search is on for photographs that best capture the work of social enterprises. There are cash prizes of £500......more


Community Transport, Access and Mobility Issues Conference
Community Transport, Access and Mobility Issues Conference 4-5 October, Stirling Management Centre. This is Scotland’s main event of the year looking at issues relating to community based transport......more


Job Opportunity - Enterprise Change Coordinator
Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) develops, supports and represents an estimated 4,000 organisations and 44,000 volunteers within Aberdeen.   Such organisations are now referred......more


SoLoCo Launches
SoLoCo has now gone live and is calling on all projects who are looking for funding to join up.   Using a  pioneering new online approach to fundraising used by President Obama’s campaign......more


Raising Awreness Workshops
BRAG are delivering a series of workshops to raise the profile of social enterprise in Fife.  The Next event takes place on the 22nd September at the Caledonian Hotel, Leven....more


The Callander Sport and Adventure Project
 You may have heard about the Callander Sport and Adventure Project - a new initiative being set up to create a hub for sport and adventure activities in The Trossachs....more


GSEN
Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) is a network of Glasgow’s social enterprise leaders; one of a growing number of geographic and thematic Social Enterprise Networks in Scotland....more


Funding Deadline for Level Two Awards Approaching
Firstport are on the look out for Social Entrepreneurs who are in the start up phase of their social enterprise.  If you have already developed and tested your idea but need more time to implement......more


My World of Work
Skills Development Scotland has launched its new online web service My World of Work...more


Television and digital media
A funding package for training and development in television and digital media has been announced....more


CashBack for Communities Fund
£2.5 million is to be invested in events and activities for young people provided by youth work organisations across Scotland.as part of the CashBack for Communities scheme, managed by YouthLink......more


Development from within
Sustainable social change: effective leadership and personal action...more


Moray Social Enterprise Network Annual Conference 2011
MSEN are delighted to invite you to attend the 2011 Moray Social Enterprise Network Annual Conference at Cumming Hall, Burghead Road, Kinloss, Forres on Friday 9th September 2011, (9.30am - 6pm).  ...more


Coalfield Community Challenge - Up to £100,000 to Develop New Social Enterprises
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is launching the Coalfield Community Challenge Programme to support people with new, imaginative and innovative ideas that create jobs and respond to worklessness in Scotland’s......more


Aspire Business Centre
Real Work Skills owns the Aspire Business Centre in Irvine , an incubator unit for new start businesses ....more


The Helix : Your Opportunity
Re-Union are working with The Helix Trust which is a big project in the Falkirk/Grangemouth area.  The Helix Project is based in a large parkland area around the canal which offers a great deal of......more


ABSEN Newsletter 11th August 2011
In this Edition: Dates For Your Diary, Funding  ...more


Enterprise Growth Fund
 The Wise Group would like to invite enterprising third sector organisations to attend one of a series of workshops giving more information about the Enterprise Growth Fund....more


Link is ACE at recycling
Link Group has awarded the contract for recycling services at its offices to Alloa Community Enterprises (ACE) Ltd....more


Fife Council Care Home Replacement Programme - Tender Notification
Fife Council currently owns and operates ten (10) care homes throughout Fife which provide a range of services for adults & older people...more


Resources for Community Enterprises
Co-operatives UK launches ‘most comprehensive’ suite of resources for community enterprises...more


Social Franchising Event - Friday 9 September 2011
Are you or do you know a successful social enterprise with a model that works?  Have you (they) ever considered social franchising? To find out more about social franchising, we’re running......more


Invitiation to Social Firm Success Stories event
Social Firm Success Stories on Thursday 22nd September at The Scotsman, 108 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS from 11am to 2.15pm.  Speakers from  Unity Enterprise - Spoon Cafe, Third Sector......more


RBS Community Force
Making a difference where you live. Communities are important to all of us. At the heart of each and every one you'll find great people doing great things to make them better places....more


Bread Maker Aspires for Growth by Taking over Catering at Golf Centre
Local Charity, The Bread Maker, is to expand its catering services by taking over the catering at Aspire Golf Centre on South Deeside Road, Aberdeen.  The move comes after a 2 year search by the charity......more


A FIFE SHOWCASE FOR COMMUNITY GROWING PROJECTS
Community Growing Solutions CIC, the leading horticultural social enterprise in Scotland, is holding a one day conference and exhibition on community growing projects....more


MAEDT Marquee Hire
MAEDT Marquee hire is the Trading Arm of Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust, who aim to regenerate the communities of Mayfield and Easthouses, Midlothian, through providing projects and services......more


Summer Cabinet venues announced
 The Scottish Government's new strengthened Cabinet team will visit Fort William, Stranraer, Kirkcaldy and Elgin this summer....more


Whisky barrel social enterprise wins £45k grant funding
 A social enterprise has received a £45,000 grant from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to help give whisky barrels a new lease of life....more


Join the Dots
‘Join the Dots’ has been organised to bring everyone who is connected to the Third Sector or has a volunteering element within their organisation, together.  In...more


Boost for Community-Owned Shops - Press Release
Community-owned shops in Scotland are set to receive a boost with the announcement of a new three-year funding package for their support organisation, the Community Retailing Network (CRN)....more


John Swinney launches Enterprise Growth Fund
 John Swinney launches £4m fund for the Third Sector to be administered by the Wise Group.  To watch the film about the Enterprise Growth Fund launch, which took place yesterday,...more


Acquiring Business for Good
Social Firms Scotland is recruiting for a part time Acquisition Project support officer. For application pack...more


Your Chance to Sponsor a Player from Scotland's 2011 Homeless World Cup Team
The Scottish Homeless World Cup Team travel to Paris from the 21st-28th August for the 9th Annual Homeless World Cup. For the first time, Scotland will have a Women’s team taking part in the......more


Moray Social Enterprise Network Development Manager Vacancy
Moray Social Enterprise Network (MSEN) is a membership organisation which exists is to support and develop social enterprises in Moray, raise awareness of the added value that social enterprises bring......more


Crowdfunding Workshop
SoLoCo are hosting their first crowdfunding workshop to help potential projects complete a crowdfunding application and campaign. This will be held in Edinburgh in August, another one will follow soon......more


Cyrenians Partner with MITIE to grow our food waste enterprise
The media release announces a new long-term agreement between MITIE, the strategic outsourcing and energy-services company, and Cyrenians to work together in taking forward CORE (Cyrenians Organics Recycling......more


Freshsight - Free Consultations for Charities and Social Enterprises
FreshSight, an Edinburgh University student society that works to provide business consultancy advice to third sector organizations, are looking for interested and engaged clients with which to work with......more


Draft Budget for 2012-13 - Call for Evidence
The Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee has issued a call for evidence to inform its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2012-13 and spending review, which will be published......more


The Practical Guide to Forming and Operating Public Social Partnerships.
The Practical Guide to Forming and Operating Public Social Partnerships is an interactive PDF, which can be viewed offline, and is designed to make it easier to access the sections of particular relevance......more


Big Buzz on a Small Budget
Fresh Focus Marketing is offering all Social Enterprise Networks the opportunity to experience - Big Buzz on a Small Budget – presentation at their next network meeting for free....more


Future Course being held LCiL, Norton Park
Lotian Centre for Inslusive Living (LCiL) attached leaflets and information about three of our courses that will be held here at LCiL, Norton Park in the next few weeks. Please look on our website as well......more


Ascent Scotland Launch Event - Friday 22nd July
ASCEnt Scotland is a new national Social Enterprsie company based in Stirling with a focus on initiatives that develop social capital and regeneration. ASCEnt will deliver  ‘Suited & Booted’, ......more


Moray Social Enterprise Network Annual Conference 2011
Moray SEN are delighted to invite you to join the 2011 Moray Social Enterprise Network Annual Conference at Cumming Hall, Burghead Road, Kinloss, Forres on Friday 9th September 2011, (9.30am - 6pm)...more


RBS SE100 shortlist 2010/11 announced
A whopping 409 social enterprises entered this year’s RBS SE100 Index, which closed on 31 March 2011. Since then our number crunchers have been busy pulling together the facts and figures for the......more


Press Release: Impact Artsí Director wins prestigious Ernst & Young Award
Susan Aktemel from Impact Arts, Scotland’s leading community arts company, was named as a winner in the social category of Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Scotland 2011. She will go forward......more


SFHA Conference, Community Regeneration and Social Enterprise
Networks1st attended the SFHA Community Regeneration and Social Enterprise Conference in Stirling this week. The theme of the event was to look at how Housing Associations can use social enterprise as......more


Dragons Den Compettition
Social Enterprise Alliance Midlothian (SEAM) are looking for a few good social entrepreneurs to enter Midlothian’s first Social Enterprise Dragon’s Den competition.  The winner will receive......more


Callander Highland Games Hill Race
This year courtesy of Callander Sport and Adventure Project and supported by the Round Table and Killin Mountain Rescue Team, a spectacular and challenging new route of ten kilometers (plus a wee bit more)......more


Bookings open - CEiS Annual Conference - 7th September 2011
Bookings are open for the CEiS Annual Conference, Wednesday 7th September 2011, Radisson Hotel, Glasgow.  Local, National, International. Following the success of 2010, this year’s Scottish......more


Fundraising Support
Is your group looking for fundraising support – have you seen information about a potential pot of funds but are not sure how to apply – or have a great idea but don’t know where to get......more


Scottish Government signs off new Community Jobs Scotland project
The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition (SSEC) have announced that the Scottish Government has now signed off the new Community Jobs Scotland project. ...more


Firstport workshops available - July 2011
Firstport workshops running in July 2011...more


Ascent Scotland - Launch 22nd July
Ascent Scotland Ltd are having and official launch event at our premises (details below) on Friday 22nd July to promote Suited & Booted (Established originally in Ayr by Real Work Skills Ltd),......more


Great summer opportunity for young musicians!
YRock School workshops are running again this summer in Edinburgh and Glasgow and are also currently being promoted on Rock Radio.  They are perfect for young musicians who play guitar, drums,......more


Scottish Government Survey: Housing: Preventative Support Services
The Preventative Support Working Group has been established by the Scottish Government, as part of its work on housing and support for older people and disabled people.  The Group is working to promote......more


Thrive Corporate Networking Events
Thrive Business Networking Events in Edinburgh for business-to-business SMEs have a Trial Package at reduced rates for companies interested in more than one meeting: A visit includes an opportunity to......more


Sus it Out Plusô
Sus it Out Plus™ is a community empowerment programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund over two years, that Future Balance is managing and will enable us to work with new and existing community groups......more


50th Anniversary of the Robertson Trust (1961 - 2011)
A new fund has been launched by the Robertson Trust which is specifically for organisations who are currently receiving a grant or have been funded by them in the past.  It's entitled the 50th Anniversary......more


Thrive Corporate Events
Just a quick reminder of our Thrive Business Networking Events in Edinburgh for business-to-business SMEs. We have a Trial Package at reduced rates for companies interested in more than one meeting: A......more


Almond Enterprises Ltd Dragons Den Event
Almond Enterprises Ltd is a Social Enterprise company who deliver Environmental and Cleaning Services.  Although they aim to be a profitable and sustainable business, they differ from most companies......more


Jubilee Millions - Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool
Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool has made it to the final stage of the Big Lottery’s ‘Jubilee Peoples Millions’. Due to the cost of fuel/energy a funding bid has been put in to have solar......more


Elementary Food Hygiene Courses 2011
 Courses are held at the Edinburgh Cyrenians Depot at 84 – 86 Jane Street, Leith EH6 5H...more


Essentials of Corporate Fundraising
To give participants an introduction to corporate fundraising and the skills to identify and approach potential supporters.  ...more


ABSEN: Bill`s Diary
 Well that’s another few weeks gone by and still no hint of summer arriving! Anyway, what have I been up to in the last few weeks?...more


Engergy Action Moray
Expert Advice and Amazing offers, 28th May 2011, Elgin Town Hall, 10am to 5pm, Renewable Energy Exhibition.  As your energy bills rocket, ever wished you could use the free energy from the sun to......more


Aberdeen Forward to run Lunch Waste Awareness Session to Businesses in the North East
Environmental Charity, Aberdeen Forward, has teamed up with local company, One Stop Waste Solutions, to run a Waste Awareness Session to businesses in the North East. ...more


Lambhill Stables Grand Opening
Lambhill stables will be holding a “Grand Opening” ceremony during our next open day to mark the completion of building and the official opening of the project. There will fun for all the family,......more


The Broomhouse Centre 20th Anniversary Celebration Day!
Friday 17th June 2011.  12.15pm for 12.30pm start to 3.30pm. Eileen McCallum (star of River City and patron of the Beacon Club) and the RT Hon Alistair Darling are coming along to lead in the......more


REAP Launches Energy Action Moray on 28 May
Moray based environmental charity REAP has been awarded funding by the Scottish Govenment's Climate Challenge Fund to implement 3 practical interventions to reduce Moray residents’ dependence on......more


Certificate in Leadership
Leadership is a set of values, qualities, and behaviours that encourage the participation, development, and commitment of followers.  Our 12-month leadership programme will guide you through these......more


The Deutsche Bank Fund
The Deutsche Bank Fund - created to support community organisations in Glasgow and Edinburgh particularly focusing on education and community development, including sport in the community, employment,......more


Two Training Courses - Cultural Awareness & Mental Health Awareness
Positive Action in Housing have two training courses coming up, Cultural Awareness (25th May) & Mental Health Awareness (9th June).  See here for course details and how to book...more


CVS Courses Available - May/June 2011
Please find attached our programme of courses running May/June 2011...more


ĎHow toí Raise Money from Trusts - 1 day course
DSC has a 1 day training course coming up called 'How to' Raise Money from Trusts on 25th May at COSLA, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5XZ.  See here for more details regarding......more


Fife Diet Make-and-Taste Workshops - Facilitators Needed
Facilitators are needed for a range of engaging and practical make and taste cookery workshops. The aim is to enable Fife residents to purchase and cook with fresh, seasonal, local produce....more


Motivate to Innovate Programme
BRAG are hosting Raising awareness sessions to recruit participants but also raising awareness of social enterprise itself.  Motivate to Innovate Programme targeting coalfield communities in......more


Beginners Digital Photography and Photo Editing
You will gain an overall understanding of digital Photography, learn how to use your own digital camera with a view to taking good photographs, how to download them onto a computer and how to backup your......more


Networking Events
Thrive Business Networking Events in Edinburgh for business-to-business SMEs. We have a Trial Package at reduced rates for companies interested in more than one event. A visit includes the opportunity......more


Volunteering and public service delivery in a new policy context Connecting research and policy
This seminar offers researchers, policy makers and practitioners from across the UK the chance to explore how government policy can be informed and influenced by volunteering research and practice. ...more


Social Innovation Camp Back in Scotland - Press Release
Social Innovation Camp brings together the best of the UK’s software developers and designers with those at the sharp end of social problems.  Over a weekend in June they’ll build some......more


Sports SEN Upcoming Events
Our ever active Sport SEN Members are involved in organising a myriad of sporting events this summer kicking off with Glencoe Mountain Resort's crazy MacAvalanche mountain biking challenge on 30 April......more


Rescheduled - Free Lunchtime Seminar
Due to the demand by attendees to reschedule our seminar as a result of Easter holidays, I am pleased to confirm that we will be running our free lunchtime seminar on 11th May now....more


Measuring Social Impact Training
Measuring Social Impact training being delivered by Social Enterprise Academy on 29th June in Inverurie....more


Social Impact Group
You are invited to attend and participate in the first formal meeting of the recently formed Social Impact Group which will be held on 18th May at 9.30 to 12 noon at...more


Winning Business Half Day Conference & Trade Fair
Dumfries and Galloway SEN have a half-day conference and trade fair to be held on 7th June 2011, 9.30- 2.00 at  Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries....more


Wave of Friendship Volunteer Bursaries Available
Wave of Friendship have two volunteer programmes that promote and support volunteering. They are for London/Scotland: bursaries of up to £500 in expenses to encourage volunteering between Scotland......more


Leading Edge 2011
Leading Edge will guide you to make the connection between leadership theory and your own role as a Chief Officer in the third sector....more


Social Investment Scotland - Jobs Available
Three new jobs have become available at Social Investment Scotland - Investment Manager, Investment Assistant, Social Impact Manager...more


BBC Radio 4 Extra
Could your family be the smartest in Britain?  BBC Radio 4 Extra is looking for teams to take part in an exciting new quiz show called Keep it in the Family.  Teams will consist of two people:......more


MiDAS (Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme) Courses 2011
MiDAS is the Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme organised by the Community Transport Association (CTA), promoting a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. ......more


Social Innovation Camp 2011
 The Social Innovation Camp 2011 is being held this year from 17-19 June. The event will bring together ideas, people and digital tools to build web-based solutions to social problems....more


Collaborative Learning Network
The Collaborative Learning Network within Moray is now established and has run its first joint event.  This was positively evaluated and sets the platform for further joint initiatives. ...more


Studios available at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall
Out of the Blue provide studio and production space for Edinburgh's cultural community.  We generate opportunities for everyone to participate in the arts by fostering innovative and accessible creative......more


Votes Needed to set up Social Firm in Canada
Robyn Brophy from Assist Social Capital is moving back to Canada this summer to take what she has learnt to the Canadian Society.   Project Wildfire is a Toronto-based incubator that finds, sparks......more


Community Development, Neighbourhood Renewal and Community Safety Training Sessions
The Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal is running a number of training courses across the UK and Ireland in 2011 aimed at promoting good practice in community development, neighbourhood renewal and community......more


Sport & Social Enterprise Ė the way forward!
Sport SEN Conference is taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2011 – Stirling Management Centre. In addition to raising the profile of the sector the conference will share success stories......more


Nature Exchange placement with Satul Verde in Romania
Satul Verde is a small organisationwho focus on sustainable use of natural resources and nature conservation.  They are led by Monica Oprean and Manuela Beloescu and . The base of the organisation......more


Home and Eco Chic
Creative Pathways Glasgow invites you to admire and celebrate the achievements of our Home and Eco Chic teams. Over the past 3 - 6 months, these talented young people have created inspired recycled......more


Community Energy Scotland - Vacancies
From time to time, Community Energy Scotland recruits new members of staff or publishes notices of vacancies on behalf of community groups. and other organisations....more


Enterprising Solutions
BRAG would like to invite you to “Enterprising Solutions” to be held at The Lochside House Hotel, New Cumnock. on Thursday 21st April at 11am....more


Thrive April Networking Events
A reminder of our Thrive Business Networking Events in Edinburgh for business-to-business SMEs. We have a Trial Package at reduced rates for companies interested in more than one event...more


Scotlandís Leading Volunteer Management Qualifications - Invitation to our new Information Session
Volunteer Development Scotland is offering a free opportunity to find out more about our range of unique learning courses and qualifications available to develop and enhance your volunteer coordination......more


Census on Orchards and Grow your Own Projects across Scotland
Given that we thought it would be interesting to do a timed survey to get a snapshot of growing projects and initiatives, big and small, private or public at this time when the Government Census is being......more


Ready for Business Quarterly Brief
The latest Ready for Business Brief is now available which includes stories like First Green Skills Academy Opens in Dumfries, more about procurement and Community Benefit Clauses, Standardising makes......more


Legal stuff
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Fit for Purpose 2011 Presentations
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Supply Scotland SME Engagement Conference
The Supply Scotland SME Engagement Conference, 19th April 2011: *The business landscape in Scotland is changing, and processes such as collaborative procurement, shared services and outsourcing will all......more


Best bits - breaking into private sector supply chains
A round-up of advice and experience provided by our expert panel including Alastair Cameron, CEO, Claverhouse Group and Melanie Mills, Business Development, Social Enterprise West Midlands top tips  ...more


RBS SE100 Index
Stake your claim in the RBS SE100 Index and get a share of £25k...more


Voice11
Voice11 is brought to you by the Social Enterprise Coalition and this year will be the biggest yet with 130 exhibitors and an expected 1,500+ delegates, including social enterprises, third sector and public......more


S2S 2011
The Social Enterprise Fair 2011 will take place on Wednesday 20th April and returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.  The 6th annual fair offers the biggest platform for social enterprises in Scotland......more


Scots ĎMagnificent 7í Fly Flag at UK Social Enterprise Awards
Seven Scottish social enterprises – the most nominated from any country in the UK – will battle it out at the Social Enterprise Awards on 30 March in London....more


Physical Activity & Health Awards 2011
Have you, your colleagues or someone you know got the Active Factor? PAHA is delighted to announce that the Physical Activity & Health Awards are being offered for the second year running. These......more


Grass roots sport gets CashBack boost
A wide range of community sporting clubs will be given help to build or upgrade their facilities using money confiscated under proceeds of crime legislation, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced....more


Fit for Purpose Conference 18th March 2011
Flyer and booking form details...more


Housing and people - the future of rural communities
We often see housing as something which is special and separate, we forget that we live in communities and that housing and communities are special! This event will challenge and inform anyone with an......more


Raising Awareness sessions - Enterprising Solutions
Interested in setting up a new social enterprise? Need to know the basics? Come along and hear from individuals who’ve been through the process and are willing to share their knowledge!...more


Eco Design: Reduce Waste and Improve Sustainability
This FREE workshop, Eco Design: Reduce Waste and Improve Sustainability on the 17th March 2011, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP, will give you the tools and practical information you need to......more


Diane's ski lesson at Glencoe
Diane has long promised to sample the many sports activities offered by Sport SEN members.  By taking up the offer a ski lesson at Glencoe Mountain Resort (see case study below) could this be the......more


SNP cuts to employment funding are killing dreams of Scottish kids, says Stuart Thomson
A YOUNG go-getter who landed his dream job as a racing car mechanic has blasted SNP plans to slash employment funding. Stuart Thomson is set to start work as an apprentice with IF Motorsports, who......more


Social Return on Investment (SROI) - How to Measure Social Impact
The Scottish Government invites you to attend a Cross Government/Public Sector/Third Sector Seminar, 14 March 2011, Conference Room 1, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 10.30am – 12.30pm on Social Return......more


MAD (Make a Difference) March
Led by a team of passionate young people, Live UnLtd will provide other young people with exciting opportunities to create their own opportunities and develop their community for the better. Young......more


Your Motivation - Your Innovation - Our Help
BRAG Enterprises Ltd, one of Fife’s largest social enterprises and based in the central coalfield areas of Fife is delighted to offer a brand new 3 year ERDF funded programme – “Motivate......more


Accessing Public Sector Tenders Event
Due to popular demand we are running our one day "Accessing Public Sector Tenders" seminar one final time on Monday 21st March 2011 at The Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB....more


The Fred Edwards Trust Action Learning Programme
The FET Action Learning Programme is a voluntary co-mentoring programme to provide people in Scotland with the power and motivation to take action and to address issues within their professional, community......more


Hot Desk through Networks 1st
Networks 1st is an Associate Member of The Melting Pot, a network of socially innovative organisations and individuals working throughout Scotland.  Therefore all SEN members have FREE access to their......more


The Greener Moray Festival
The Greener Moray Festival is an ideal opportunity to get expert advice on a diverse range of topics, including installing renewable technologies, improving energy efficiency, waste minimisation, active......more


Entrepreneur of the Year 2011
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year  Programme is in its 12th year in the UK and 24th globally and was created to recognise and celebrate successful, dynamic and growing businesses and social......more


Market Research for Womenís Ethical Image Bank & Website Redesign and Upgrade
Glasgow Women’s Library is a vibrant information hub and Accredited Museum, housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives,......more


Greening the Voluntary Sector
Community Resources Network Scotland would like to offer you support in becoming resource efficient, which will involve inevitable cost savings for Third Sector Organisations  as well as aspiring......more


Aspire Seminar - Dundee
As a key part of the aspire to enterprise programme we are offering a series of FREE to attend seminars on crucial aspects of social enterprise activity. We are now pleased to announce details of the following......more


Health in mind New government telephone counselling line
Health in mind is a full, confidential, counselling management service for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Scotland over the telephone.  The only one in Scotland. This line offers......more


Academy Recruiting & Learning Programmes
The Academy is recruiting for a recent graduate to work as a ‘Social Media Marketing and Sales Advisor’ based in our Inverness office....more


Third Sector Interfaces(TSI)
Further update on progress with the Third Sector Interfaces(TSI). This week, the Scottish Govt website listed the `framework documents` for Interface activity in each local authority area. These provide......more


Pennie Taylor Bio
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Fife Social Enterprise Tradefair
Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline, 10th March 2011.  Guest speakers, Workshops, Networking Opportunites, Free Exhibition Space.  The Fife Social Enterprise Tradefair offers attendees and exhibitors......more


Funding Information
If you are an organisation with less than 150 employees you may be able to receive some help with funding for Systematic Support Strategies Training.  Skills Development Scotland’s Flexible......more


Highland communities could hold key to Big Society
The rest of the UK could learn from how small communities in the Highlands and Islands have embraced enterprise, as neighbourhoods across Britain are asked to participate in the ‘Big Society’.  ...more


Social Audit Network Annual Conference - 8th April 2011
The Social Audit Network Annual Conference will now take place on Friday 8th April 2011 at the Castlegate Centre, Melbourne St., Newcastle-upon-Tyne....more


Changiní Scotland
A weekend of politics, culture and ideas …. And fun! Friday March 25th-Sunday March 27th atThe Ceilidh Place, Ullapool. Come and join Jean Urquhart and Gerry Hassan for the latest......more


Does your social enterprise need free professional IT help?
Do you need someone to build a website for you, or improve the one you’ve got? Would a database help you manage the information currently stored in spreadsheets, documents and in people’s......more


New Format Speed Networking for 2011
Introducing our new networking format which will guarantee that you speak to every delegate in the room. Sell your business to like minded professionals and make new contacts and prospective customers.......more


Charity Bakes up more Bread Courses After Winter Sell Out
Due to popular demand, local charity the Bread Maker has rolled out its Bread Making Courses this year to include a further 4 courses this Spring and Autumn, after January and February courses sell out.  ...more


MSc in Social Enterprise
The MSc Social Enterprise is the only postgraduate degree in Scotland designed specifically for the growing Social Enterprise sector, developed through the collaboration of Glasgow Caledonian University......more


CRNS 6th Annual Conference & Awards
CRNS 6th Annual Conference & Awards will be a packed day of networking opportunities, inspiring topics to ponder and discuss, practical issues to mull over, reflection on the bigger picture, and an......more


Aspire to Enterprise
Aspire to Enterprise is a programme providing a range of Business Support Services to ambitious, developing social enterprises in Lowland Scotland. Since 2008 the programme has supported 200 social enterprises......more


Deadline nears for Scottish Communities to Scoop £60,000 Jubilee Awards
Groups across Scotland have just four weeks left to enter a TV Lottery funding competition that could see them winning up to £60,000 to improve their communities in time for the Queen’s Diamond......more


The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship Forum for Social Enterprise
The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship is hosting a Forum for Social Enterprise onTuesday 18th January 2011, 4-6pm. Achieving Sustainability - The Challenges of Social Enterprise....more


The Planning Mentoring Scheme
The Planning Mentoring Scheme is a new programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Supporting Voluntary Action (SVA), linking Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) with CVS organisations and third sector "Interfaces".......more


Request for expressions of interest for programme to support local development of community capacity building
Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) and the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are seeking expressions of interest from areas or partnerships who wish to participate in a programme of support......more


Sponsors Needed for Scottish Art
Blair Consulting has been asked to create a new collection of contemporary Scottish art - 120 artworks are needed (all media) for a brand new building by Andy Law (Reiach & Hall).   The......more


Village store at Longside to be taken over by Community Initiative
Community Food Initiatives North-East (CFINE) struck a deal to take over the Fruit Mart at Longside. The village store is the first to be sold as part of a pioneering scheme aimed at helping private......more


S2S Fair
Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition are pleased to announce that opening the 2011 Fair will be one of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, Mel Young, founder of the Homeless World Cup. ...more


Social Enterprise Awards 2011
1st Nov 2020
You have less than two weeks to submit your application for the Social Enterprise Scotland Awards 2011 ...more


The Social Enterprise Ceilidh 2010: Report
Here's the evaluation report of the 2010 Ceilidh...more


East Coast Gathering
East Coast Gathering taking place Friday 14th & Saturday 15th January 2011 at Edinburgh University, 5 Forrest Hill, EH1 2QL...more


Regulator to train charity advisers
 Scotland’s charity regulator is to take its message across the country to develop the support available to charities. OSCR, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, has announced today,......more


Training Programme - February - March 2011
CVS Training Initiative have their training programmes for February and March including The Art of Marketing, Early Years and Children's First Aid, Core Skills for Business...more


Workshops & Tender Training
Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has free workshops, a number of training sessions and events kicking off in January 2011, places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment....more


Franchising is way forward for social enterprise Suited & Booted
Ayrshire based Suited & Booted (part of registered Scottish charity Real Work Skills) started up in 2009 with the help of a £4000 grant from social enterprise support organisation Firstport.......more


Design work - Invitation to Tender
Dumfries and Galloway SEN are looking for a designer to develop a new logo, materials and website.  If you know of anyone, a local social enterprise or other third sector organisation who might......more


Project OsKar & Caring Christmas Trees
A new Kibble furniture recycling initiative, working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, Project OsKar & Caring Christmas Trees where the young people at Kibble thoroughly enjoy the experience;......more


Charities pull together to help the homeless this Christmas
Two local charities are working together in a bid to help feed the city’s homeless this Christmas. The Bread Maker, Aberdeen, has agreed to supply bread and mince pies throughout the month of December......more


The Eden Project Study Visit ‚Äď 23rd and 24th March 2011
In partnership with CEIS Events, the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition is delighted to offer a 2 day study visit to Cornwall’s world renowned social enterprise, the Eden Project. Tim Smit, Chief......more


Rural fruit and veg shop official opening postponed… but the food is getting through.
The official ministerial ribbon-cutting for an Aberdeenshire fruit and veg shop may have been postponed but vital food supplies are still making it to the shelves. Residents in the small village of......more


Blantyre Community Cinema
Funded by The Big Lottery and the Fairer Scotland Fund and managed by Blantyre Miners Welfare Charitable Society. With a massive 7m by 5m screen and 16 speaker surround sound Blantyre Community Cinema......more


Hot Desk Through Networks 1st
All SEN members have FREE access to their shared office, shared resources, informal meeting space and new soundproof ‘Melting Pod’ meeting space (sits up to 5)...more


Social Vision: business at its best
Finding the images that best capture the work of social enterprise. Now in its third year this photography competition is run by Triodos Bank and the Social Enterprise Coalition in association with......more


MECOPP Suites Room Hire
MECOPP Suites are conveniently located close to Edinburgh city centre on Leith Walk. The lower ground floor of this traditional Victorian building is dedicated to providing adaptable and flexible training......more


Social Enterprise Day Internation Visit Programme
On UK Social Enterprise Day CEiS are delighted to attach details of the upcoming International Visit Programme to South Africa in April 2011. The visit will incorporate attendance at the Social Enterprise......more


Thrive General Business Networking Events in Edinburgh
Thrive General Business Networking Events in Edinburgh for B2B SMEs.  If you are interested in more than one event, we have a Trial Package at reduced rates for visiting companies. ...more


Networks 1st New Website
Networks1st New Website Front Page...more


Leadership Event
Kibble is hosting a one day leadership event on 9 December 2010 at St Mirren Park in Paisley.  This event will be ideal for aspiring, new or experienced leaders in your organisation. ...more


Measuring Social Impact. Elgin, Feb 23rd
The Academy is offering a one-day programme in ‘Measuring Social Impact’ at Elgin Youth Cafe on February 23rd. This day is free of charge, 10am – 4pm, all welcome!  The programme......more


Friday Night Curry Night
Wooden Spoon Catering Co are now in their 3rd week of 'Friday Night Curry Night' delivery service and would like to say a big thank you for your continuing support and for forwarding our service to your......more


The Eden Project Study Visit ‚Äď 23rd and 24th March 2011
In partnership with CEIS Events, the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition is delighted to offer a 2 day study visit to Cornwall’s world renowned social enterprise, the Eden Project. Tim Smit, Chief......more


2014 Communities
Glasgow is hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland wants to ensure that we are providing support to groups who want to benefit from this once in a lifetime opportunity for......more


Focus Group for financial services support needs of Social Enterprises
Ci Research has been commissioned by a major UK bank to run a discussion group with senior representatives of Social Enterprises.  The objective of the discussion will be to assess the financial services......more


Press Release: Social Enterprise Networks thriving in hard times
New research by Senscot, Scotland’s network for social entrepreneurs, shows that clusters of social enterprises in Scotland are thriving and providing vital jobs despite the challenging economic......more


Spruce Carpets; From Sympathy to Solution
 Spruce Carpets presentation from the Dumfries and Galloway Conference SEN "Opportunities and Challenges for Social Enterprises" November 2010....more


Office Furniture going Spare
Rocket Science are moving offices and likely to have some surplus office furniture going spare, which they’d be delighted to donate to a social enterprise in need.  It’s likely......more


New Website Launch
This month Culture Enterprise Office reveal their new website with a new look eBulletin to keep you up-to-date. We hope you enjoy the new concise layout and just click on the titles if you want to know......more


Minority Ethnic Carers charity Room Hire Facilities.
MECOPP Suites are conveniently located close to Edinburgh city centre on Leith Walk. The lower ground floor of this traditional Victorian building is dedicated to providing adaptable and flexible training......more


Raising Awareness of Social Enterprise
BRAG’s next Raising Awareness Session on Thursday 25th November, 11am – 2pm (Tea & Coffee available, light buffet for lunch) at The Scores Hotel, St. Andrews, KY16 9BB. This is an......more


Ready for Business
the public social partnership to help social enterprises win public sector contracts is now attracting significant interest from public sector procurers as well as private sector companies.Community Benefit......more


The Art of Community Regeneration
A SURF cinematic event in cooperation with Fablevision and the Scottish Wave of Change.  Wednesday 10th November, Pearce Institute Glasgow  ...more


Labour announces Scottish Future Jobs Fund
Scottish Labour shadow finance secretary Andy Kerr announced his party's commitment to create 10,000 jobs or training places for young people if Labour wins power at Holyrood next May.  ...more


An Audience With Biog
This year's entrepreneurs are all previous Dragon's Den Winners - Angie Foreman of Wooden Spoon Catering Co., Bosco Santimano of You Can Cook and Gregor Cameron of Our Power....more


Vital Stats Financial Year 2009-10
 Vital Stats surveys have now been completed for Dundee, Aberdeen, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Coalfields and Sport. ...more


Social Enterprise Stand at Expo
This FREE Expo’10 event on Tuesday, 2nd Novemberpresents an exciting opportunity for business people, policy makers and 3rd sector organisations to access the latest cutting edge research from Strathclyde......more


Photography Competition - Coalfields Regeneration Trust
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is launching a photography competition to celebrate the community spirit of coalfield areas in England, Scotland and Wales....more


Mid Argyll community Enterprises Ltd Vacancies
Pool Manager Vacancy - Fixed Term 2 year.  We are looking for a dynamic, passionate individual to lead the team at Mid Argyll Community Pool and help drive the business forward to the next level. ......more


Coalfields Leadership Programme
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust in partnership with Linked Work Training Trust and the Social Enterprise Academy are recruiting Community Leaders who would like to gain a qualification in Community Leadership....more


Special Events this Saturday
Out of the Blue Arts Market, 11am – 5pm, 80p entry. A chance to buy unique art and crafts directly from the artist in the relaxed atmosphere of the OOTB Drill Hall. Some 45 artists and makers......more


Social Enterprise Skills Exchange
As your company is known to be interested and proactive in supporting your local community, we would like to invite you to a pre-launch event to introduce the Social Enterprise Skills Exchange...more


2010 Ceilidh Programme
See Social Enterprise Ceilidh Programme 2010 here...more


Learning to Change the World
We believe passionately in the power of learning and development to deliver positive change for you, your organisation and your community. On our Open Learning Modules you will learn about social enterprise,......more


Theatre Nemo Celebrating 10 Years ‚ÄúOf creative Interventions‚ÄĚ
Our creative projects in the community, hospitals and prisons have a proven track record and have given many people a new outlook and the confidence to take responsibility to change their lives for the......more


The Happening
Social enterprise Trade Fair The Happening will offer something for everyone. For those involved or interested in social enterprise there’s the opportunity to learn something new at a series of workshops,......more


Accounting for Change ‚Äď a new era in social accounting and audit
Welcome to the SAN Conference 2010 heralding a new era in social accounting and audit, and a new guide to the process....more


Salford Study Visit
I really enjoyed my visit to Salford last week. It was great to see organisations which are making a genuine difference to the lives of people in their communities. Everyone I spoke to was so enthusiastic......more


Raising Awareness of Social Enterprise!
BRAG Enterprises is one of Fife's largest social enterprises and over the past months its Motivate to Innovate Team have been hosting a series of Raising Awareness Events of "How to set up a Social......more


Placement Opportunity for Student
Enterprise Childcare aims to be one of the leaders in the social enterprise sector. Established in 1991, it provides high quality, flexible childcare support, in community based venues, to improve the......more


Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
Don't miss your opportunity to be inspired by Mark Beaumont - The Man Who Cycled The World, sponsored by Capita Symonds, Architrail & Dinsdale Moorland Services Limited, and Lesley McKenna - triple......more


Ready for Business
Ready for Business, the public social partnership to help social enterprises win public sector contracts is now attracting significant interest from public sector procurers as well as private sector companies. ......more


New Social Enterprise Initiative from I.E.
Interested in improving your service user involvement? I.E. is a Scottish social enterprise initiative from Alcohol Focus Scotland and Glasgow Homelessness Network....more


Hot Desking at The Melting Pot
Senscot's Associate Membership at The Melting Pot: At present your remaining allowance = 25 hours. Please remember all network members are able to attend all The Melting Pot Members events for free......more


ABSEN‚ÄôS Third Conference ‚Äď 29th, 30th and AGM 1st October 2010
 ABSEN’s third conference was held in Campbeltown, Argyll this year over three days which culminated in their AGM held on the 1st of October. ...more


Infrastructure and Capital Investment in Scotland: Innovative ways to fund capital projects
Conference on 3rd November 2010 at the King James Thistle Hotel, Edinburgh with keynote speaker John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government...more


Aspire to Enterprise
The aspire to enterprise team are pleased to announce details of the following NEW event we are holding in Glasgow in November 2010:...more


East Lothian AGM & Network Meeting
The East Lothian Network is changing to respond to your needs and the wider business community in East Lothian. With Phil Cockburn now as a colleague we have some fantastic dynamic plans and initiatives,......more


Moray Social Enterprise Network Press Release
Hot on the heels of consistently excellent reports from HM Inspectorate / The Care Commission and in 2010 becoming the first childcare provision in Moray to achieve Investors in People status, VIP Childcare......more


Scottish Government Contracts: Outcomes
Scottish Government Contracts: Outcomes...more


Review of Third Sector Action Plan
As SEN Members will be aware the Scottish Government's Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan (2008-11)...more


Procurement Services - Meet The Buyer 2010
You are invited to attend our 2010 Meet the Buyer event to be held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Wednesday 13th October 2010.  The event will include information on tendering and a practical......more


Work Programme Consultation Event Edinburgh
The Wise Group has registered its interest to the Department for Work and Pensions to be considered as a Framework Provider for Scotland and the North East of England, as part of the process of bidding......more


Flexible Training Opportunities
This is an opportunity for  small businesses with under 50 staff to apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs....more


The Sporting Chance Initiative Launch
The Sporting Chance Initiative has recently been launched to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Scotland to exploit the wide range of opportunities in the growing sports sector. ...more


Steiner Initiatives Day Saturday 2nd October 2010
Steiner Initiatives Day on Saturday 2nd October 2010 at 10:30am to 4:30pm at The Engine Shed with Talks from Christian Maclean of Rudolf Steiner, Dr Stefan Geider from Anthroposophical Medicine and many......more


Scotland’s National Community Energy Conference: What is next for Community Energy Development?
This conference will be both a celebration of the achievements of communities we have assisted so far and a participatory session for communities with experts in the field.   We hope that the......more


Professional Development at Learning Link Scotland
Learning Link Scotland's 2010 Annual Conference in Professional Development at 'Creative Times' on Thrusday 30th Sept, 9.30am - 4.00pm in Glasgow featuring key note speaker Dr Carol Craig (Centre for Confidence......more


Social Audit Network Conference 2010
Accounting for Change – a new era in social accounting and audit.  Friday 3 December at the Castlegate Centre, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne...more


Ignite Residential
Are you running a social enterprise that's full of potential? How can this potential be unlocked? Is it worth a weekend of your time to find out?...more


SVA (Supporting Voluntary Action) Change Champions
 The Change Champion Project Scheme is a strand of the SVA programme whose aims involve taking current best practice from within the Third Sector Interface network and replicating it across the network. ...more


Inaugural Stirling Workshop in Social Enterprise to take place on October 6th 2010
 The Stirling Workshops in Social Enterprise, to be held twice a year, have the broad aim of uncovering the significance of the social in the economy, the importance of different forms of social enterprise,......more


Moray Food Festival this weekend
All are warmly invited to come along this weekend to experience an abundance of delicious food prepared as much as possible from locally-sourced ingredients with events at both Cluny Hill College,......more


Working with your bank?
Come and join the FSB, SCVO & RBS for a morning of real discussion, debate and discovery on how to work better with your bank & learn some of the top tips that may help in your relationship....more


The Happening 2010
 The Happening is a one day Social Enterprise Trade Fair which will provide the opportunity to buy and sell goods from Social Enterprises from all over the West of Scotland and network with other......more


SkillsActive Scotland conference A Workforce Fit for the Future
 SkillsActive Scotland  is hosting its annual conference on 30th September at Stirling Management Centre.  The keynote speakers will be talking about proposals for a Chartered Institute......more


East of Scotland Investment Fund (ESIF)
East of Scotland Investment Fund (ESIF) is a consortium of nine east of Scotland Local Authorities working together to provide loan finance to new and growing small to medium sized enterprises within the......more


ASEN to discuss Procurement Policy with Council
Aberdeen Social Enterprise Group to meet with Aberdeen City Council heads to discuss Procurement Policy. On Wednesday 15 September local social enterprise group, Aberdeen Social Enterprise Network......more


Leadership Residential
The Social Enterprise Academy is holding a Leadership Residential at Coul House, Contin from Nov 9th – 12th. This is free of charge, including accommodation at the four star country hotel....more


Larderbytes.com
Want to make a difference? to the local economy? the environment?  Then visit Larderbytes.com, CFINE’s e-shopping site where you can buy, pay on-line and have delivered to your home local (wherever......more


National photography competition to capture business at its best
Images which show business at its best are being sought as part of a photo competition for social enterprises.  ‘Social Vision: business at its best’ is looking for images that capture......more


Successful Consortia Bid
 Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire put the contract to support the third sector in rural south Lanarkshire out to tender.   This is an interim support contract up to March 2011 until the Interface......more


Learning Link Scotland's Annual Conference 30th September
Learning Link Scotland are holding our national event in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this year. With a mixture of policy and practice it will provide a space for participants across the sectors to network......more


Call for Contributions: Special Edition of Journal of Arts & Communities & Amnesty International
Call for Contributions:  Special Edition dedicated to critical examination of Arts and Human Rights to be published September 2011.This is in partnership with Amnesty International as part of the......more


The Cornerstone Professional Conference 2010 ‚ÄėAttracting Social Investment'
The Cornerstone Professional Conference 2010 entitled ‘Attracting Social Investment' will be the first of its kind in Scotland and will inform delegates from the voluntary and public sector on how......more


Sir Martin Holdgate lecture - Edinburgh - 28 Sept 2010
What cultural, heritage and environmental legacy will our generation leave for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren? What influences might be debated and actions implemented? What might be the......more


Ignite Residential: Scaling up your Social Enterprise
Are you running a social enterprise full of potential? How can this potential be unlocked? Is it worth your weekend to figure it out?  On Ignite, you and 20 other social entrepreneurs will identify......more


Aberdeen College Social Enterprise event
An event to be held at Aberdeen College on the 29th September at 12 - 5pm is designed to raise student awareness in regards to potential opportunities within social enterprise projects and businesses....more


Network members access of The Melting Pot
Senscots’s staff/members have SHARED access to The Melting Pot, a socially innovative, shared office space, which offers a bright, accessible, flexible and friendly work environment in the heart......more


Calling all Social Enterprises in Moray!
Moray Chamber of Commerce has very generously announced a Social Enterprise Award of £500, sponsored by Fred Olsen Renewables and two tickets to the seventh Annual Dinner of the Moray Chamber of......more


Training Opportunity - Understanding Social Enterprise
Voluntary Action Moray (VAM) formerly known as MVSO are working alongside the Social Enterprise Academy on delivering a 2 day event on Understanding Social Enterprise....more


Social Enterprise Networking Event in Aberdeenshire
Date for Your Diary: Friday 8th October.   A Networking Event for Social Enterprises in Aberdeenshire...more


Social enterprise helps housing associations support tenants
Edinburgh based social enterprise, With People, launched its Alternative Formats service this week. Alternative Formats gives housing providers a quick and efficient way of offering their tenants information......more


Leading in Change Shared Learning Events
 Strategic Business Plans will inform decisions on funding support from the Scottish Government for Single Interfaces. These plans are likely to be required within the next 3 months....more


Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland go head to head in SE100
Social enterprises in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can strut their stuff in Social Enterprise thanks to the new regional focus of the RBS SE100 Index....more


Grant Scheme
'see me' is Scotland's national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill health. 'see me' is looking for ideas which can change people's attitudes towards mental ill health....more


‚ÄúMAJOR INCIDENT‚ÄĚ TRAINING COURSE
This one day training course will enhance the knowledge of  HR, Local Authority & Health Managers, Mental Health Practitioners, Faith Leaders, Media, Security and others who may be deployed to,......more


Tender Writing Training
The 3 day course will be held over the following three consecutive Thursdays in September : Thursday 2nd September; Thursday 9th September and Thursday 16th September 2010...more


Invitation: Work Programme Consultation
The Wise Group has registered its interest to the Department for Work and Pensions to be considered as a Framework Provider for the Work Programme for both Scotland and the North East of England, and is......more


Social Enterprise Networks: Some observations on Govt letter re third sector interfaces
...more


Interface and Leading in Change
Interface and Leading in Change ...more


CTA Scotland Conference 2010
CTA Scotland Conference 2010 to take place on 7th/8th September at Stirling Management Centre, Stirling University Keynote Speaker: Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure & Climate......more


NHS staff put ‚Äėin the driving seat‚Äô in 15 new social enterprises
A London GP practice, mental health services in Salford and community services in Bristol are just some of the new social enterprises being set up under the Department of Health’s right to request......more


Association of Community Health Partnerships Annual Conference
Association of Community Health Partnerships Annual Conference to take place on the 9th/10th September 2010 at Crutherland House Hotel, East Kilbride.  See programe here ...more


Free Business Mentoring Support
At the Realise Mentoring programme you can access free, confidential mentoring support from experienced mentors with expertise in the areas of greatest interest to you. Whether it's winning new contracts,......more


Social Enterprise Saturday Market
 Have you got something to sell?  Then bring it along to our Social Enterprise Saturday Market...more


Youth Outreach
 Firstport and Scotland UnLtd are looking for young entrepreneurs in selected areas across the country with innovative ideas that will make a positive difference to people and communities! ...more


Food Processing Marketing and Co-operation Grant Scheme
The Food Processing Marketing and Co-Operation Scheme was launched in March 2008. The scheme is part of Scotland's Rural Development Programme and will run until 2013....more


Attracting Social Investment
The Cornerstone Professional Conference 2010 entitled ‘Attracting Social Investment' will be the first of its kind in Scotland and will inform delegates from the voluntary and public sector on how......more


Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS)
4 Places Left!  Our refreshed course is run by Glasgow University's Training and Employment Research Unit, with the first day being headlined by its Director and respected Professor of Economic Development,......more


Publication of progress report on the Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan
The Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan 2008-11 has helped create the environment in which an enterprising third sector in Scotland can grow and develop, enabling it to effectively carry out the role......more


CashBack for Communities
 Youth projects throughout Scotland are invited to apply for funding from a £2.5 million pot of cash created from the proceeds of crime...more


Have you got the right support to meet Scottish Government‚Äôs deadline for ‚Äėinterface‚Äô development?
The Scottish Government 3rd Sector team have now published the path which they expect voluntary sector, volunteering, and social enterprise support networks to follow as the sector is asked to move towards......more


BIG information days
  The BIG Scotland outreach team will be coming to a venue near you over the coming months as part of a series of BIG information days.  ...more


Social Enterprise Marketing Service
 The third sector is becoming increasingly competitive. Grant providers are making tough choices how to distribute diminishing project funds. Service Level Agreements have to be competitively tendered......more


Investing in Communities
 As you may already know, we will be re-opening our Investing in Communities programme on the 30 June.  Following our national consultation and the publication of our Strategic framework last......more


Launch: Scottish Orchards
 Scottish Orchards  is a new organisation for anyone interested in promoting and developing orchards in Scotland. We want to encourage people to join who share our vision of a more fruitful Scotland.......more


SE100
Each month a top five list showing annual growth, turnover and social impact for a different geographic region of the UK will be published. The index is ongoing and you can sign up or nominate at any time....more


2010 SURF Awards, Scotregen 50 and Forthcoming Events
Entries are now being accepted for the SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration. The SURF Awards are supported by the Scottish Government's Scottish Centre for Regeneration (SCR), and independently......more


Charity Bank Increases Funding to Charities and Social Enterprises
The strength of Charity Bank’s support to charities and social enterprises has again been confirmed by record loan growth announced today....more


Sustainable Saturday
Friends of Volunteering Clydesdale (FOVC) are staging the ‘Powering to the future’  Sustainable Saturday event and record attempt. FOVC are a not for profit voluntary organisation based......more


Press Release: New study will assess the impact of social enterprise in Scotland’s food and drink sector.
A pioneering study to calculate the contribution that social enterprises are making to Scotland’s £10bn food and drink industry has been commissioned by the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition...more


Major Incident - Training Course
This one day training course is aimed at preparing  HR/Occupational Health Managers, Senior Local Authority & Health Managers/Mental Health Practitioners, Faith Leaders or others who may be deployed......more


LEADING IN CHANGE ‚Äď LEARNING PROCESS AND EVENTS
The Supporting Voluntary Action programme is aimed at developing those organisations involved in the developing Single Interface Partnerships. It is comprised of seven interconnecting strands covering......more


Polha Spearheads Community Benefit Programme
Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has developed a guide for Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) to help them to include community benefit clauses in their procurement contracts....more


Underground-Overground: How small things can make Big Society
On Wednesday 30th June was the launch of the latest Bearhunt Thinkpiece Underground-Overground:How small things can make Big Society. It provides some simple ideas that local people can use in......more


Food Directory
The Transition Towns network aims to help towns, neighbourhoods, cities and communities to find solutions that will make them more resilient.  One of Transition Town Forres’ initiatives is......more


Funding for Rural Areas and Communities in Renfrewshire
 LEADER provides grants for projects that will benefit the rural areas and communities of Renfrewshire.  LEADER is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme aimed at improving environmental,......more


Up coming Leadership Development Courses
 On Purpose are taking bookings for their September courses, so be sure to book now to guarantee a place....more


Private member's bill from Chris White MP would require public sector contracts to include 'social clause'
Public Services (Social Enterprise And Social Value) Bill would make tenders spell out positive social impact.  A private member's bill introduced in the House of Commons this week would require all......more


Increase III Awardees
 Six community recycling reuse projects in Scotland have received a cash boost after Zero Waste Scotland yesterday (July 6) announced the latest round of funding awards from the Scottish Government's......more


Guinness Bring it to Life Awards
The Guinness Bring it to Life Awards in association with Firstport, Scotland UnLtd and Rathbone is open for applications. We are looking for 25-35 year olds who have a brilliant idea to make their communities......more


GKS IMPACT Awards
 The IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline......more


Support for Grassroots Sport
 The Wells Sports Foundation supports projects that develop sport at grassroots level. We have created two unique and exciting schemes designed to motivate young people to participate in sport at......more


Coutts Launches New Social Business Service For Entrepreneurial Clients
 Coutts, the private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is launching a social enterprise advisory service to assist its 20,000 successful-entrepreneur clients to develop social enterprises......more


Acquiring Business for Good
 The Acquiring Business 4 Good Programme has a series of events planned. There are 3 different types of events:...more


Food & Drink Research
At our recent intermediary members’  meeting,  I mentioned that the Coalition and Queen Margaret University   were trying to get some funding to do a piece of research scoping the......more


Press Release: Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition Launches Search for Snapper
 The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition today (30 June) launches the search for an inspiring photographer to visually capture social enterprises in Scotland, telling their stories through imaginative......more


BIG Launch Investing in Communities Funding Programme
The Big Lottery have this week launched their new Investing in Communities funding programme with 3 streams including Growing Community Assets, Life Transitions and Supporting 21st Century Life....more


Co-operatives Fortnight Reception Scottish Parliament 23 June 2010
An invitation to the reception which is being held to celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight in the Scottish Parliament.  Speakers at the event will include Willie Coffey MSP, Eric Calderwood from the......more


Transforming Lives
 Plans by the Big Lottery Fund to invest £50 million in helping to transform the lives of young people leaving care and individuals with dementia and their carers across Scotland have moved......more


Wanted: Chair (Non-executive position)
Spruce Carpets, the award-winning Glasgow based social enterprise, is seeking a new Chair to lead its Board of Directors.  Now five-years-old, Spruce Carpets provides training and development opportunities......more


Comic Relief Grant Making Cycle
The Comic Relief next grant making cycle re-opens on June 14 2010 - this includes the Sport for Change programme....more


Aspire to Enterprise - Seminar Series - 2010
As a key part of the aspire to enterprise programme we are offering a series of FREE to attend seminars on crucial aspects of social enterprise activity. We are now pleased to announce details of two further......more


Please Vote For CCI
Clydesdale Community Initiatives have been nominated for a national award in the HEALTH CATEGORY of the UK Lottery Good Causes Award. Please show your support by voting see details below......more


Invitation to tender : Laughter Therapy programme
The Centre of Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) seeks proposals, from individuals or organisations, to deliver its Laughter Therapy programme. This project requires a suitably qualified individual / organisation......more


GRoW - fabulous pews and wooden things... 11th June 5pm
Denise Horn and Julie Ellam of Room 108 are working with Greyfriars Recycling of Wood (GRoW) to help them develop their marketing strategy and online activities (website to be launched shortly).  A......more


Achieving Community Benefits in Public Procurement
Is your organisation an enterprising third sector body?  If so: Find out about  Scottish Government support, Find out how you can win public contracts by participating in Tender Writing Training......more


2008 Scottish Government Social Entrepreneurs Fund to support economic growth
In 2008 the Scottish Government set up the Social Entrepreneurs Fund to support economic growth, Firstport administer this fund and is an organisation set up specifically to provide advice and funding......more


Local Viewing Power: Highlands and Islands community invited to shape television services for the future
Community representatives from across the Highlands and Islands are being invited to play their part in shaping the television services they receive locally in the future at the annual Local TV Forum in......more


The People's Project
“The People’s Project” has put Dumfries forward to compete in the above awards THIS SUMMER, and it means that we can all play our part.  How can we do this?  1) We could all......more


Achieving Community Benefits in Public Procurement
Scotland is already doing a lot of good work in the area of public sector procurement with the promotion of Community Benefit clauses and opportunities for consortium building....more


Future Jobs Fund - may soon be "Former Jobs Fund"
The DWP has begun the process of transition from the Future Jobs Fund. An announcement was posted today which says that "with the new DWP Ministerial Team still taking shape, there will be a further......more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 21.05.10
In ReadyforBusiness this week: Angus Council looking for Intensive Support and Monitoring Service for young people & their families, Fife Council for Modern Apprenticeship & Skillseeker training......more


Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MiDAS)
The Banffshire Partnership Ltd will run MiDAS courses at the Boyndie Centre near Banff on 12 July, 23 August, 20 September, 18 October and 15 November.   To gain a licence to drive an Aberdeenshire......more


Supplier Development Programme - Meet The Buyer
Meet the Buyer, June 10th 2010, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. Supported by Business Scotland, the Supplier Development Programme is hosting its 5th annual Meet the Buyer event. Meet The Buyer gives your......more


Supplier Enquiries - Single Point of Enquiry (SPoE)
Supplier Enquiries - Single Point of Enquiry (SPoE) has been set up to provide suppliers to public sector or publicly funded bodies with an impartial point of contact where they can ask for advice or raise......more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 14.05.10
Ready for Business – Opportunities through Ready for Business this week include: Moray Council looking for a contractor to manage the Citizens Panel, Renfrewshire Council looking for provider of......more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 07.05.10
Business Opportunities through Ready for Business this week include: Clackmannanshire Council seeking portable appliance testing, Glasgow Council seeking training accommodation for workshops...more


Guide to the Future Jobs Fund
What is the Future Jobs Fund?  The Future Jobs Fund is a fund of around £1 billion to support the creation of jobs for long term unemployed young people and others who face significant disadvantage......more


Business Acquisition: Getting Ready to Buy
Social Firms Scotland, in partnership with the Development Trusts Association Scotland, are running this seminar for existing and emerging social businesses and community enterprises....more


Wanted: Smoothie Making Bicycle
Twechar Community Action are looking to purchase a smoothie making bicycle.  Are there any social enterprises out there who have one for sale or could they tell us where to purchase one....more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 30.04.10
Business Opportunities through Ready for Business this week include: Angus Council looking for provision of transport for 2010 Angus Glens Walking Festival, Aberdeen Council seeking a service provider......more


Strengthening Social Enterprises through Marketing
Community Enterprise has been working with Social Enterprises for the past 20 years to identify new opportunities and gain the skills needed to build successful organisations. We are delighted to announce......more


The Institute of Learning and Community Management Community Interest
The Institute of Leadership and Community Management (ILCM) is proud to launch it's new online capability assessment system for VCOs. The assessment will help organisations to focus on the central principles......more


Manifesto for People with Long Term Conditions
The Long Term Condition Alliance attended the Fit for Purpose conference in Perth last week and have asked for us to highlight their manifesto for people with long term conditions....more


Social Enterprise Strategy 2010-2013
The City of Edinburgh Local Social Economy Partnership has updated the Social Enterprise Strategy for 2010-2013....more


Global online competition
In partnership with Ashoka, Nike has launched a global online competition for projects which change lives through football....more


Strengthen Your Business
An online business development resource by Scottish Enterprise - accessible to social enterprises and thrid sector enterprises as to any other kind of business....more


Dinner Lecturs
 Cranfield Trust are delighted to let you know that we are working with Cranfield School of Management to support a major new research programme on third sector performance measurement.  Funding......more


PhD Opportunity
 Cranfield Trust are delighted to let you know that we are working with Cranfield School of Management to support a major new research programme on third sector performance measurement.  Funding......more


Evaluation Support Scotland
 Evaluation Support Scotland, 10am-4pm at Transition Extreme, Links Road Aberdeen. £90+VAT....more


Annual Food Conference
ANNUAL FOOD CONFERENCE - Wednesday 5 May 2010 9.15 am – 12.30 pm at Hibernian Football Club, Edinburgh TWO WEEKS TO GO!...more


Glasgow announces details of 3rd Commonwealth Sports Development Conference programme
Sportscotland are delighted to inform us that details of the programme for the 3rd Commonwealth Sports Development Conference were announced today, with a diverse range of highly qualified speakers......more


Community Benefit Clauses in under a Minute
A Community Benefit Clauses are:- a range of social considerations to be built into the delivery of contracts, using specific wordings throughout the procurement process including in the management of......more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 01.04.10
Contract opportunities are growing significantly through this new initiative. Opportunities being highlighted to those registered for Ready for Business this week include: an electrical contractor for......more


Invitation to Tender: Project Management
Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experience practitioners to deliver the final elements of this build project....more


Ready for Business Tenders 26.03.10
Contract opportunities are growing significantly through this new initiative. Opportunities being highlighted on to those registered for Ready for Business this week include: trainers to run their Leader......more


Micro Grant Application Guidelines
The Scottish Centre for Intergenerational Practice (Generations Working Together) wishes to provide funding to stimulate projects that demonstrate good practice and innovation in intergenerational activities......more


Free Tender Writing Training
As part of the Scottish Government’s Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan, and as part of their on-going commitment to third sector bodies CEiS, The Supplier Development Programme & Partners......more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 19.03.10
Here’s information on contracts highlighted on Ready for Business, a public social partnership (psp) pilot involving Senscot, Social Firms Scotland and CEiS to support social enterprises increase......more


Vancant Shop
There is a vacant shop at 25A Thistle Street available.  It has a front room, a back room and a toilet. If interested please email...more


Ready For Business Tender Opportunities: 12.03.10
 More information on some of the contracts highlighted on Ready for Business, a public social partnership (psp) pilot involving Senscot, Social Firms Scotland and CEiS to support social enterprises......more


Upcoming SDP Events
Meet The Buyer, June 10th, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Give your business the opportunity to meet the buying personnel from over 35 major public sector organisations. Every sector is represented with......more


Ready for Inclusive Adventure?
Equal Adventure has launched its Mega Bundle Solutions, as a means of assisting you to work inclusively with disabled as well as non-disabled clients. With discounted pricing available, Mega Bundle......more


Invitation to Tender
For research and preparation of a guide for community groups on investing for community benefit. This is a collaborative project between Community Energy Scotland, Development Trust Association Scotland......more


Meet the Buyer
The Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone would like to invite you to come along and Meet the Buyer.  This event will provide you with the rare opportunity of face-to-face meetings with procurement......more


Pilotlight Scotland
Pilotlight Scotland brings together skilled professionals from the business community and harnesses their talents to create growth and sustainability in small to medium charities and social enterprises......more


Ready for Business
Here's information on some of the contracts highlighted on Ready for Business, a public social partnership (psp) pilot involving Senscot, Social Firms Scotland and CEiS to support social enterprises increase......more


Diploma in Organisational Consultancy and Facilitation
The diploma is an ideal opportunity for social entrepreneurs who are developing organisations or leading consultancy on an inter-trading basis.  This will be the 5th Diploma that the Craighead Institute......more


Becoming a Public Partner
If you have the experience of NHSScotland as a patient, or through caring for a friend or relative, or have a general interest in the health service, you could help with our reviews of healthcare services.......more


Financial Management Training for senior staff and board members of Third Sector organisations
As part of their commitment to significantly improve the capacity of Third Sector organisations, CEiS, and partners, are running free of charge financial management training workshops across Scotland that......more


Asset Transfer - demonstration projects
DTAS has received some funding from Scottish Government to promote the transfer of public assets (specifically local authority assets)  into community ownership and I am helping to manage some aspects......more


Tender Writing Training
Delivery of services to the public sector is an important market for enterprising Third Sector organisations.  How do you find out about these opportunities and how do you write a successful tender......more


Ready for Business - Contract Opportunities
Ready for Business (http://www.readyforbusiness.org) is a public social partnership (psp) pilot project to support social enterprises increase their trading through delivery of tenders for......more


Enterprise Europe Scotland: Free Events in 2010!
European Information Clinics - Scottish companies get the opportunity meet with a member of the team on a one-to-one basis to discuss and gain support on a variety of different topics including European......more


Future
The Future Jobs Fund was announced as part of the Budget. It is a major new initiative designed to create 15,000 jobs across Scotland between October 2009 and April 2011. The 18 month initiative is focused......more


Draft Model Rules for the Networks
Over the last couple of years, we’ve discussed, with Network Reps, the idea of commissioning a bespoke legal structure to act as a formal ‘wrapper’ for Networks which feel the need. ...more


New development opportunities for Community Learning and Development staff
As part of the CLD Upskilling Programme (which Lifelong Learning UK is managing on behalf of the Scottish Government), new learning opportunities for staff working in CLD will be available during February......more


Community of Business Exhibition
Dumfries & Galloway Chamber of Commerce have organised a Community of Business Exhibition on Thursday 11 February in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Social Enterprise Network, Senscot and......more


Swashbuckling social entrepreneurs
 Yesterday marked Peter Holbrook's first public speaking engagement as chief executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition. It was a clearing of the throat rather than a full-blown call to arms. He......more


New Biz 2010
Perth College UHI and Perth and Kinross Social Economy Partnership are hosting Newbiz 10, Scotland’s Conference for Private and Social Enterprise, please see information on this up-coming event...more


Single Outcome Agreement
A Single Outcome Agreement is the means by which Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) agree their strategic priorities for their local area and express those priorities as outcomes to be delivered by......more


Fitness to Tender - Winning Public Sector Contracts
Fitness to Tender is a series of workshops aimed at increasing third sector organisation’s knowledge of the tendering process and to support them in bidding for and winning contracts....more


Aspire to Enterprise
Aspire to Enterprise is a Scottish Government programme providing a range of Business Support Services to ambitious, developing social enterprises in Lowland Scotland. In the last 2 years, the programme......more


Free Mentoring Support
Do you have some enterprising ideas to develop your organisation and its financial sustainability? Perhaps you're looking to tender for new contracts or diversify your income base. Help is at hand with......more


Your Motivation - Your Innovation - Our Help
Your Motivation - Your Innovation - Our Help. BRAG Enterprises Ltd, one of Fife’s largest social enterprises and based in the central coalfield areas of Fife is delighted to offer a brand new......more


Social Enterprise Academy - Training
The Social Enterprise Academy is offering a number of free learning programmes across the Highlands & Islands this winter. These are open to anyone involved with a third sector organisation –......more


Build a sustainable future for your organisation
Are you ambitious? Do you want to build a sustainable future for your organisation?  Pilotlight Scotland brings together skilled professionals from the business community and harnesses their talents......more


Job: Website/Portal for a Consortium of 7 Organisations
Innovation IT is looking for people with website development experience using Drupal. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in getting involved in this project, then please let me......more


Unltd Sports Relief Funding
The UnLtd Sport Relief Awards are funded by Comic Relief and provide opportunities for young people to bring communities together, to help promote understanding and solve problems through sport, arts and......more


Vital Statistics Survey Results
Senscot is carrying out a vital statistics survey across the networks to demonstrate the value of Social Enterprise and measure the contribution the Network members make on the both their local economy......more


Senscot
A list of publication produced by Senscot/Networks1st in 2009...more


Revised Land Reform Act
The Scottish Government have recently revised the guidance on the Land Reform Act and Communities Right to Buy.  A revised document, mapping tool and application form is available online. ...more


Press Release: Assisted Places Programme
Edinburgh’s incubator for social innovation, The Melting Pot, has announced an ‘Assisted Places’ programme offering free membership to 10 start-up social entrepreneurs....more


Voluntary Action Fund
Community Chest Grant...more


Social Enterprise Network Scotland
ANGUS Social Enterprise Network (ASEN) was launched in an inaugural meeting held at Augment (Scotland) Ltd on Monday....more


Social Enterprise Ceilidh Evaluation Report
This year, the ceilidh attracted 121 delegates and members from all 16 LSENs attended, with a total of 96 social entrepreneurs (79% of total), the remainder of the delegates being from intermediary organisations......more


Get Ready to Compete
Get Ready to Compete: How your Business can benefit from the London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 Games  ...more


Brief for Website Design and Launch
Community Enterprise is seeking appropriately experienced team to develop an accessible, easily identified and easy to use website. ...more


Social Enterprise of the Year UK Vote
The winning social enterprises from Scotland will go on to compete with winners from Wales, England and Northern Ireland in the grand UK final in December 2009....more


Centre of health and wellbeing advert for Perth and Kinross
Aim -To identify the market to deliver health and wellbeing services and healthy working lives agenda in Perth and Kinross....more


Knowledge & Skills Exchange Fund
Senscot is a partner in the Knowledge and Skills Exchange Fund, provided by Local People Leading (LPL - www.localpeopleleading.co.uk). The Fund supports activities which promote the exchange and dissemination......more


Applications Open for 'Do It' Awards
The UnLtd Sport Relief Awards are funded by Comic Relief and provide opportunities for young people to bring communities together, to help promote understanding and solve problems through sport, arts and......more


Public Social Partnership project launched
Employment services for disabled people and a project aiming to reduce re-offending are among those which have been selected as pilots for a project to promote the design and delivery of public services......more


20:Twenty Leadership Residential
Social Enterprise Academy are hoping to bring 20 leaders (or those working towards a leadership role) from around the Highlands & Islands social economy together at the Knipoch Hotel near Oban.  ...more


Social Enterprise Awards
The first Social Enterprise Awards took place at the Parliament last night.  A number of LSEN members were on the shortlist. ...more


Aspire to Enterprise
Aspire to enterprise is a new programme providing a range of Business Support Services to ambitious, developing social enterprises in Lowland Scotland.......more


Prove, Improve & Account
Social Accounting and Audit (SAA) can revolutionise the way you manage your organisation. It is a process that creates a flexible framework to help your organisation to fully account for its social, environmental,......more


Breadmaker announces best year to date
Aberdeen social enterprise, the Breadmaker, has announced its busiest year so far and is on line to becoming fully sustainable after just 3 years of trading as a social enterprise....more


Healthy Working Lives Initiative
The Scottish Government has launched a £1.5 million scheme aimed at reducing ill-health in Scotland's working age population....more


Selling to the NHS in Scotland
The NHS in Scotland spends over £1.5bn a year on the provision of a wide range of goods and services.  This event will help suppliers to improve their understanding of the market and the opportunities......more


£800,000 to inspire reuse revolution
PRESS RELEASE -For immediate release.   Plans to increase the reuse of second hand furniture and household goods in Scotland were given a boost today with the launch of a £800,000 investment......more


Health staff prescribe comedy for patients with depression
They say laughter is the best medicine – now a group of health professionals are putting that theory to the test by "prescribing" comedy DVDs to patients with depression....more


Shortlist Announced for Scotland’s First Social Enterprise Awards
The search for Scotland’s best social enterprises has reached the final stages, as the shortlist for the first Social Enterprise Scotland Awards is revealed....more


A Christmas tree for life
IT WAS November, the weather was getting colder and Christmas shoppers were beginning to appear on the streets. John Rodgers stood at the top of Waverley Steps looking at the cheerful crowds and the brightly......more


Developing The Food Train Board Project (Expression of Interest)
The Board of Directors identified that changes and improvements are necessary to enable the smooth transition from a regional to national board and that external support would be necessary to help them......more


Social Enterprise World Forum 2009
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and Social Traders co-hosted the 2009 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Melbourne from 6-8 October. The purpose of SEWF was to support the emerging Australian social......more


Business Acquisition programme
Social Firms Scotland’s purpose is to grow the Social Firm sector in Scotland in order to increase employment opportunities for severely disadvantaged people.  The Business Acquisition programme......more


Set up a social enterprise
Community benefit societies (BenComs) are incorporated industrial and provident societies (IPS) that conduct business for the benefit of their community. Profits are not distributed among members, or external......more


Search for Social Enterprise Snapper
The Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition has launched the search for an inspiring photographer to visually capture social enterprises in Scotland, telling their stories through imaginative pictures....more


Enterprising Third Sector Organisations Zone
Is your organisation an enterprising third sector body?...more


Healthier Lives, Wealthier Communities? Economic Evidence of Community-Led Health Improvement Impact
What is it? How might it be used? Does it matter? The conference will provide a timely opportunity for funders and commissioners of community health improvement and community and voluntary sector health......more


PRESS RELEASE and PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ‚Äď see MEDIA INVITATION below
Five pioneering organisations in Scotland have successfully met strict criteria to be the very first social enterprises in Scotland, to receive the Social Enterprise Mark....more


Think Tanks 'Shaping the Future' Conference Report
The Think Tanks Project is one of the cross-cutting strands of the SVA Programme portfolio of work...more


By the Community for the Community: community-led service provision in rural areas
From a leisure centre in Oban, to a shop in Uig; from a football pitch in Kilwinning, to a village hall in Lancashire, rural community groups across the UK and Ireland have found innovative ways to deliver......more


Social Enterprise Mark (SEM)
Senscot`s involvement with RISE and the Social Enterprise Mark (SEM) originated last February at Voice 08 in Liverpool where we had arranged to meet up with other Social Enterprise Networks from around......more


Further support for the Third Sector
...more


Community Energy Scotland wins major UK energy award
A small Highland-based social enterprise has won a major UK renewable energy industry award for its support to communities developing green energy projects.  ...more


SE100 Index
The RBS SE100 Index is an essential new tool that charts the growth and impact of any organisations that deliver social, economic or environmental change including charities, housing associations, co-ops,......more


Mobilising society’s networks
Local government faces an almost impossibly tough decade...more


Responsible Purchasing
It is SPCB policy that all purchasing is undertaken in a responsible manner that builds on the Parliament’s strategic priorities and contributes to Sustainable Development. ...more


Third Sector and the Community Planning Partnerships
A major programme of change started in March 2008 when the Scottish Government announced that it would no longer fund the networks of councils of voluntary service, the volunteer centres, the local social......more


Social Enterprise Mark- qualification criteria
This document sets out the qualification criteria for organisations applying to access the Social Enterprise Mark....more


New health and wellbeing service for the Conference circuit!
Do you want to increase the numbers attending your conference or trade show? Do you want to improve the content of your conference? Do you want some new and exciting. health and wellbeing products to......more

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