As part of the 10 year Social Enterprise Strategy, Community Enterprise worked with Bold to produce a new Social Enterprise Ecosystem Map for Scotland.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure to visit Govan’s Orkney Street Enterprise Centre you’ll be well aware it’s a place with a certain ‘wow’ factor. The Edwardian prison has seen it’s fair share of local history and, most recently, has been the cherished home for some the stars of Glasgow’s social enterprise sector. Amongst these is The No.1 Befriending Agency, a CIC tackling isolation and chronic loneliness through the power of everyday connections.
South Seeds energy-saving handyman service helps solve common energy issues found in Victorian tenements on Glasgow’s southside, such as draughty windows and doors, clothes taking ages to dry and warm air disappearing up open chimneys.
Executive Director of Glasgow CAN Hannah Justad has some 30 minute one-to-one surgery slots, offering support for those creative ideas and questions you just have to speak to someone about.
The Social Enterprise Collection (Scotland), housed at Glasgow Caledonian University, is now up and running following a £90k grant from Scottish Government.
Partnership for Procurement P4P, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise Inclusive Models Team (SE IMT), has commissioned Community Enterprise to undertake research into social enterprise clusters.
Mellow Parenting have announced a number of upcoming training days in Glasgow:
Alongside the Health, Edinburgh and Dundee SEN, GSEN participated in a U>P Unlocking Potential pilot in 2017/18, carried out by Assist Social Capital CIC. The purpose of the pilot was to provide a broad understanding of the work carried out by social enterprise networks and the benefits we bring.
Social EDGE, Scottish EDGE’s social enterprise targeted special award has returned to the latest round of the competition, offering up to £100k funding for innovative social enterprises in Scotland.
Volunteer Action Fund are running information sessions for the Glasgow Children's Food Programme 2019/20. This will be a one year fund and will cover four holidays throughout the school year 2019/20 - Easter, Summer, October and February.
The Third Sector Unit invites bids from voluntary organisations in Scotland for short projects (up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation.
The two largest organisations that distribute money raised through the sale of National Lottery tickets have unveiled refreshed brands that make a clearer link between playing the National Lottery and the causes that benefit.
The current Just Enterprise programme is due to finish at the end of May 2019. If you are keen to apply for their services then do so as soon as possible. Their Spring 2019 Schedule of Business Development Workshops has also just been added to the website and is open for bookings.
50% of third sector organisations in Scotland are not making the most of using digital technologies.
To celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year, the North West Women’s Centre is teaming up with Theatre Nemo to produce a theatre and music performance.
Are you a social entrepreneur or third sector leader interested in developing people?
Are you involved in running a café in a local community run for and / or by local people?
Perfect for up-cycling furniture, repairs workshop, bakery, shop front, or even a rehearsal studio, this could be the ideal space for your vision. Suitable for any business with negotiable rates for social minded business or third sector organisation.
Following 6 great years, Radiant and Brighter are delighted to be celebrating their most successful year yet! This year they welcomed 311 new participants, from 39 different countries, making the Radiant and Brighter family stronger, bigger and better!
Aye Write! is Glasgow’s Book Festival and this year runs from 14 – 31 March 2019. The Festival are again running the Aye Write! Community Ticketing Initiative, offering a limited number of free tickets across the festival programme to community members who wouldn’t otherwise purchase tickets.