The Scottish Government published an overview of the preparations it is making for the possibility that the UK will leave the EU without a deal. This outlines the work underway to mitigate the effects of a ‘no deal’ exit on 31 October, suggest what actions the UK Government should take and assess the challenges Scotland may nevertheless face.
While George Square is a familiar landmark, the way it’s used has been shaped by generations of Glaswegians. Now it’s our turn! The citywide conversation looks to find out what place George Square has in Glasgow today and how it should be used in the future. We’ll never know unless we talk honestly about how we think and feel, and also listen to what our fellow Glaswegians have to say.
Update on Position re Unincorporated Organisations
It occurred to me earlier this year as I was walking down Victoria Road that there are an unprecedented number of social enterprises in this one street! It led me to look up in the GSEN Directory how many other social enterprises there are in the immediate area around Queens Park. I made it 16! And that was not even including amazing community projects such as the Swap Market or the range of creative independent businesses that are thriving in the area.
ApparelXchange invite you to their official opening on 11th October from 12noon-3pm at their new premises in St Enoch Centre, and to help celebrate they are also offering a voucher worth 20% off against 2 or more items in store!
This consultation will help the Scottish Government to understand whether there is a need to extend the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to further entities by making an order under section 5 of the Act.
Street Cones works across Scotland with people facing adversities, focusing on those in care or at the edge of care, and those caught in the justice system and/or at risk of criminal justice sanctions. Within this diverse group, Street Cones has developed an approach which is particularly geared for vulnerable individuals and those at risk of progressing into offending and anti-social behaviour.
Since the call for applications to the Glasgow Communities Fund was issued on 18 September 2019, GCC have received a number of questions and have collated them into a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. This is available here.
GCU are nearing the final launch of Common Good First, an Erasmus+ funded project creating digital network to identify, showcase and connect community-driven social impact projects to one another – and to universities around the world for research, learning and teaching and student engagement. The initiative will also support community changemakers to develop e-skills and digital storytelling around the world – and the team also hopes the platform will attract potential funders, mentors and supporters for the projects whose stories it shares.
With over half of the global population now living in cities and where 75% of our resources are consumed, our cities are key to successfully adopting a circular economy. Circular Glasgow, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Circle Economy, is working to position Glasgow as a world-leading circular city through pioneering work with the city’s business community.
Please find a link below to the Community Justice Glasgow Annual Report 2018-2019
Ceramic Art Work exploring Korean Culture, Heritage and Identity, through the eyes and hands of a Korean Overseas Adoptee.
Join Bike for Good South to launch ‘Let’s Go!’ A film about cycling, community and climate change during Scotland’s Climate Week.
ApparelXchange have moved into the St Enoch Centre and invite you down to see our new space!
Social Investment Scotland have released their Social Impact Report 2019! They thank their 150 customers who completed the survey, allowing them to measure and analyse the #impact of their investment and support across Scotland! Check it out here: bit.ly/SISImpactReport
This Friday 6pm at Bike for Good Glasgow South
CREATE Paisley, Renfrewshire based youth arts charity is flying the flag for creativity and wellbeing this October by hosting the first ever Open Mind Summit, a one day event on World Mental Health Day (10 October) exploring how creativity and culture can improve young people’s wellbeing.
The purpose of this video was to demonstrate the ways in which Flourish House and the Clubhouse Model underpins the Human Rights Based approach championed by the Scottish Governments Mental Health strategy.
An award-winning Scottish property management social enterprise, which helps vulnerable housing tenants access quality housing, has been awarded £2.4 million in National Lottery funding to roll out its successful model across the UK.
We attended our first Full Council to hear Cllr Rhiannon Spear put forward a motion on the city's social enterprise strategy and action plan. For anyone interested in social enterprises and particularly social enterprises themselves, please take some time to watch this. The passion for, & understanding of, social enterprise in the motion, amendments and speeches from elected members across parties was loud and clear.