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Glasgow Social Enterprise Board: Social Enterprise Survey 2019

The team which supports social enterprise in Glasgow City Council has a summer intern to conduct research. As part of this work, a short survey has been developed. It would be most helpful if you could take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and provide your views on the issues raised. Deadline for completed responses is Thursday the 1 st of August 2019.

UPDATE – GCC Development of New Grant Fund

Glasgow City Council's Strategic Plan 2017-2022 set out a commitment to "Review how we fund third sector and community groups to reflect a partnership approach and simplifying procedures". Read more about this and the recent IGF Review Briefing note here

Kick Off Project 2019 from SIE and GCU

SIE are currently seeking organisations to be involved in this year’s Kick Off Project at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Now in its fifth year the Kick Off Project sees final-year digital design students undertake design challenges on behalf of client organisations over a four-week period (late Sept – late Oct).

Access Africa Programme

The Access Africa Programme enables Scottish social enterprises and social entrepreneurs to explore and expand into African markets. It provides market research and business development support, funded by the Scottish Government, to enterprises and individuals who have an idea, product, service or model that could make a real impact in Sub-Saharan Africa. Delivered by our Edinburgh-based office alongside our teams in Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, we have so far supported more than 20 Scottish organisations and individuals to take their first steps into African markets.

Locavore Crowdfunder

Can you help support Locavore to:

Live/Work Unit Survey from Queens Cross

Queens Cross are considering building a small number of live/work units in the Hamiltonhill area. These would provide flexible space that allow small businesses to combine their living accommodation and work space. The Hamiltonhill area sits overlooking the canal just north of the city centre. These units would form part of a larger regeneration of the area with new homes, shops and infrastructure. The link above leads to a survey will help them understand the demand for this type of space, the design needs to consider and the price implications. Take the survey here.

Social Enterprise Board seeking Industry Representative

An industry representative place has become available on the Social Enterprise Board (SEB) in Glasgow and the application process is now open!

Community Justice Scotland mapping exercise

Community Justice Scotland are carrying out a national strategic needs and strengths assessment. As part of this process they are attempting to map national community justice services across the Scottish justice process. This will be set alongside demographic data they are gathering on people currently experiencing the justice system and their needs. Community Justice Scotland would like to hear about services you are delivering which meet the following criteria :

Associate Members News: Taylor Nisbet -Looking for ways to make a positive impact in your community?

You want to make a difference in the world and change it for the better. It’s what we love about organisations like you – and we want to help. We give workshops for ethical businesses, teaching skills and techniques that enable them to deliver on their social purpose. We cover topics like ways to best engage your community, how to evidence the great impact you’re making and how to find funding for sustainability and growth.

Register for the Cycle Friendly Employer Award

Helping people travel to work in a more sustainable way benefits our communities and environment. The Cycle Friendly Employer Award recognises organisations with a strong commitment to helping get people cycling to work. Organisations as small as 2 people are eligible.

Applications Welcome for European Economic and Social Committee Civil Society Prize

The aim of the Civil Society Prize is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration.

Next phase of the Social Enterprise Eco-system map

The next phase of the Social Enterprise Eco-system map will take you to an interactive version of the recently published map. This version contains hyper-links out to a page per organisation or initiative then links out to all appropriate websites. When clicking on each thematic area the others grey out making a bit easier to navigate. There is also a simple “how to use” guide page.

Free furniture at Bike for Good West

Free furniture at Bike for Good West.

GSEN Annual Report 2018/19

Our previous annual report concluded with a prediction of 2018 bringing more exciting opportunities and we're glad to say we weren't wrong.

Upcoming SDP Training

Take some time to find out more about the training available from the Supplier Development Programme including Webinars and Events.

Congratulations to Susan Aktemel

Our huge congratulations to Susan who received the Strathclyde Academy for Distinguished Entrepreneurs award from Strathclyde University last week. Susan is the first social entrepreneur to be inducted into the SADE - and the 17th in total.

Senscot Blog: Putting the benefits of SEN membership into numbers

Thank you to SENSCOT who have written this blog is based on Assist Social Capital’s Unlocking Potential Impact Evaluation Pilot, which studied the impact being made by four Social Enterprise Networks in Scotland. You can read the full report here.

Board Vacancy - Chair, The Village Storytelling Centre

The Village Storytelling Centre Chair, of over 4 years, is moving on to a wonderful new chapter and they are now looking for a dynamic new Chair Person to move the organisation forward into it’s next stage of development. Can you help find the perfect person?