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News Archive 2019

Flourish House have a brand new radio programme Let's Flourish!

Flourish House have a brand new radio programme Let's Flourish! During the past few months four of their members have completed a radio skills course run by Sunny Govan Community Radio and have then subsequently started their own radio show focusing on mental health recovery.

Building for Sustainability Programme | Social Enterprise Academy | March 2020

How could your organisation be even more innovative? This 2-day Social Enterprise Academy programme will enhance your sustainable growth, creating more opportunities to achieve your mission and vision.

COP26 Coalition Mobilisation working group survey and event

The COP26 Coalition Mobilisation working group have put together a survey for gathering a wide range of ideas and opinions from civil society groups about what they want from COP mobilisations (plus a few questions from the Political Strategy group). They would really encourage all groups to fill it out even if you don’t have much capacity to be involved in organising. The deadline is 29th February, survey here:

Ambitions Masterclass Programme from Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland is delivering an Ambitions Masterclass Programme for a second time; for social enterprises and charities with ambitions to scale their impact and increase sustainability. This is a strategic, executive level programme, specifically designed for leaders of Scottish social purpose organisations.

Kaleyard Cook School invite all women-lead and women-focused CIC’s to a meal

Kaleyard Cook School would like to invite all women-lead and women-focused CiC’s to a free community cook and dine event on Sunday 8th March

REVERB Eco-Village on the Glasgow leg of The 1975 2020 tour

Glasgow Eco Trust has been invited to join the REVERB Eco-Village on the Glasgow leg of The 1975 2020 tour at the SSE Hydro on Sunday 1 March.

Social Investment Scotland’s Retail Academy is now open

Social Investment Scotland’s Retail Academy is now open for applications! Having been developed to offer practical insight and knowledge to ambitious product-based social enterprises, it offers the opportunity to meet with retail and corporate buyers, who will provide expert feedback and possibly develop a future buyer-supplier relationship.

You are invited to attend the first “Sustainable Fashion Network” inaugural event from ApparelXchange

You are invited to attend the first “Sustainable Fashion Network” inaugural event on Friday 28th of February, from1600-1900 at ApparelXchange CIC First floor, St. Enoch Shopping Centre, Glasgow

The purpose of this event is to gather designers, makers, crafters, repairers, retailers and reusers in the sustainable fashion sector from Glasgow and across Scotland.

Kaleyard Cook School & Kitchen CIC - Events

Kaleyard Cook School & Kitchen's ethos as a community cook school is that 'Cooking food from scratch can change your life'.

Cadder Community Centre Office and Desk Spaces for Social Enterprises

Cadder Community Centre provides a modern, state of the art community facility serving Cadder and north west Glasgow.

Independent Living Fund - Increase in Age Range

Are you aged 16-25, and living with a disability / additional support need in Scotland?

Spruce have a sale!

Spruce Carpets have a 50% off sale on all showroom stock of carpets and vinyls until Friday 21st Feb.

Space for Growth - Survey

Glasgow City Council (GCC) is committed to delivering inclusive economic growth that supports the creation of jobs, tackles poverty and improves the city’s health; and have developed the Space for Growth initiative, which looks to assist start-up businesses, social enterprises, creative organisations and community groups in supporting access to affordable accommodation. In doing so, it will provide a platform for sustainable growth, helping to grow local economies and build stronger communities with the overall aim of increasing local employment opportunities.

Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing 4 wk course

This 4 week course is aimed specifically at promoting overall health and wellbeing. In it, Mindfulness practitioner Gemma Cummins will teach simple but surprisingly effective techniques drawn from the Zen tradition to help manage everyday life, deal with stress, improve your concentration, and boost general health and well being.

Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) training course

CHEX hosts the tutor network for HIIC and the tutor training for the courses. HIIC is designed to enable participants to develop their understanding of the range of factors that affect their health and the health of their communities and to explore how these factors can be addressed by using community development, that is by coming together to take collective action on the issues of importance to them.

Where the action is - Communities Call for Climate Action

CHEX wishes to draw your attention to a new Communities Call for Climate Action all community organisations are encouraged to sign up to, including social enterprises.

Find business support in Scotland - New Website launched

A recently released letter from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work advising of the Scottish Government’s updated Economic Action Plan including the first public launch of - a single point online for businesses to access advice and support.

Do you run events? CEIS Group would like to hear from you

CEIS Group has created a short survey to understand the event landscape within Scotland. If your organisation runs events, they’d appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey, before Friday 31st January, to help inform them -


GoodCall are a brand new social enterprise with one mission - to provide charities and social enterprises with the lowest cost and highest quality mobile communications. There is a lack of transparency and trust with mobile suppliers with unnecessary mobile overspend estimated at £1bn every year. They believe the third sector deserves better. They have already saved thousands of pounds for charitable organisations across Scotland. They also aim to have a direct impact in the local community through offering employment opportunities for individuals who may be furthest from the labour market or who may have additional support needs in the workplace, through utilising intuitive and assistive technology.

Woman’s Leadership Circle from The Wee Retreat

A six-week series of classes that offer women an opportunity to grow together as a group with creative approaches for leading with integrity.