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News Archive 2012-18

Local SENs: What Are They?

Local Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) have been and continue to be established across Scotland – providing grassroots social enterprises with the support they need to connect, collaborate and grow at a local level.

The term ‘Network’ can be confusing – with different kinds of organisations from umbrella bodies to specialist service providers using the term. It is therefore worth clarifying what Local SENs are and what they’re not.

Today, there are 16 local SENs across Scotland – with over 900 social enterprises either members of constituted SEN or engaged with those unconstituted.

Between them, SEN members employ around 12,000 people and have a combined turnover of over £500m.

This paper outlines the function and impact of Scotland’s 16 SENs, placing them within the context of the Scottish Government’s ten-year Social Enterprise Strategy and three-year Action Plan.

Click to read the briefing.

Potential in Me seeking partners for new families programme

Potential in Me are delighted to confirm that they've received funding to deliver their new families programme called 'Potential in Families' in the Southside of Glasgow over the course of 2019.

There will be 2 programmes running from January to June and April to September and they are currently looking for partners who can refer families with children 8yrs plus to our programme.

Each programme will provide a series of 6 monthly workshops supported by 1:1 life coaching working with the parents/carers and children both separately and together. There will also be drop in sessions where families can join us as and when support is needed.

If you would like further information please contact Colette Reilly at or 07824365658.

Theatre Nemo Christmas Fair

Nearly that time again “Christmas” and Theatre Nemo are having their Christmas Fair once again, come along see what great unusual very reasonable things you can pick up. Most between £2 and £5


Don't let your Christmas party be a TURKEY, order your catering from Milk Cafe instead!

Fresh, seasonal and ethically sourced, and they're even doing free delivery because it's what Santa would want!


Job Vacancy: Engagement Officer with Urban Roots

Urban Roots are looking to appoint an Engagement Officer to support the delivery of community engagement and consultation sessions around proposed green space and active travel improvements.

The Engagement Officer will work for a total of 15 days between December 2018 and March 2019, the majority during December and January. Working with the Growing Connections Project Manager you will lead engagement activities with a variety of local groups and provide support at public consultation events.

Activities will include leading focus groups, engaging with people out and about, active travel workshops and public consultation events.

Please see here for details. Deadline Thursday 6th December.