In 2018 Pockets and Prospects saw a number of GSEN and Health SEN members offer a range of diverse activities to community anchor organisations across the city, to help tackle loneliness and social isolation within these respective communities. Over 350 people benefited from the activities offered within 6 different Glasgow communities.
As we enter the final quarter of 2018/19, a reminder that the SEN Bridging Loan is still open. The fund offers small, bridging loans to SEN members and is capitalised by the investment of people and organisations within the Scottish Third Sector, via the purchase of Community Bonds. Bridging loans are short-term loans that are used to bridge periods when expected income has been delayed for one reason or another.
Check out and share the new report from the recent Social Enterprise CPG meeting in The Scottish Parliament - Scotland's national policy forum for social enterprise.
The MindMap covers the Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Victoria Park areas of Glasgow. This includes the neighbourhoods of Yoker, Scotstoun, Knightswood, Whiteinch, Thornwood, Broomhill and Jordanhill.
As part of Year of Young People 2018, sportscotland have produced a toolkit in consultation with the third Young People’s Sport Panel, which offers practical advice, templates and tips to support work with young people.
The Scottish Government made a commitment in the 2018-19 Programme for Government to consult on updating charity law to promote transparency and accountability, to ensure the public continue to have confidence in charities and the Scottish Charity Regulator.
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability have just launched their search for Learning Disability Award winners for 2019, with eight award categories including Community Enterprise.