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News Archive 2019

The Beginning of your Programming Career - Free Course from Code Your Future

You have the opportunity to learn all the technical skills needed to become a professional developer from this free course from Code Your Future.

Digital Skills programme

In partnership with CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm, and Glasgow City Council, The Wise Group are delivering the “Introduction to Digital Skills” programmes from January 2020.

Extraordinary Responses from Project Ability

Over the last year a group of ‘outsider’ artists, funded by The Heritage Lottery Group have been researching and visiting Glasgow’s Art Galleries. They have been learning about different artworks that are on display and in archive rooms across the city.

Working in Partnership to Deliver No One Left Behind

Scottish Ministers and COSLA leaders signed a first of its kind Partnership Working Agreement for Employability on 5 December 2018. They are pleased to report that progress is being made under this partnership agreement. Their plans for reform are ambitious, but they are working to introduce change gradually and to ensure that existing support mechanisms continue to assist people who need help most, while they move to a new better aligned approach.

Rags to Riches have launched their new online shop!

You can now browse Rags to Riches wonderful range of eco-friendly handcrafted items from your home and have them delivered to your door, or choose to collect in person.

The Wee Retreat turns 1 and you're invited to their party!

The Wee Retreat will be turning 1 on Sun 22nd Dec so they're having a party to celebrate!

Enter GWR competition to win a beautiful hardwood chopping board & a reclaimed oak whisky barrel spatula

Yes Chef! To celebrate the festive season Glasgow Wood Recycling are giving away one of these beautiful hardwood chopping boards & a reclaimed whisky barrel spatula!

Building Enterprising Boards from Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise is pleased to launch 'Building Enterprising Boards' a new programme designed to support social enterprise boards. They are currently recruiting Boards for our pilot programme starting January 2020. If you are based in North or South Lanarkshire, or Highlands and Islands please do sign up via the button below.

National Library of Scotland Draft 2020–2025 Strategy - Consultation Now Open

The National Library of Scotland is the largest library in the country, with more than 31 million items held in trust for the Scottish people. We preserve the memory of the nation with collections that span the centuries, from earliest times to the digital age.

Community Room available for hire in Govanhill/Crosshill

You may know Bike for Good moved into their swanky new premises on 539 Victoria Road 8 months ago....but did you know they have a lovely community room you can hire out for events/occasions?

Available office space from Won Connect

Won Connect have an office available in their building in Hillington and some hot desk space.

Total Homes Co-operative donates nearly 1,000 Christmas gifts

Total Homes Co-operative has donated hundreds of items to Connect Community Trust, one of the co-operative members and a community-based charity that provides a range of services in Glasgow’s East End.

Beth Welsh Awarded Minerva Award at the Credit Union ‘Oscars’

Beth Welsh, Pioneer Mutual Credit Union, was honoured to receive the inaugural Minerva Award – For the Empowerment of Girls and Women at the ninth annual Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Performance Excellence. Credit Union leaders from across the UK gathered on the 23rd November in Manchester at the Marriot, to celebrate the success of the nominees and winners at the awards, know at the ‘Oscars’ for the credit union sector. The awards recognise the many achievements of credit unions with 14 different categories within Leadership, Enterprise and Community, celebrating the entire range of activities in which credit unions participate; and the 2019 awards saw an unprecedented level of entries.

GSEN Open Letter regarding Social Enterprise Places programme for Scotland

Many of you may have seen the recent announcement of the Social Enterprise Places Programme for Scotland. Whilst we are, and have been, supportive of initiatives that benefit social enterprise, on this occasion we have significant concerns regarding this proposal and feel there is merit in this open letter, intended to encourage dialogue and transparency in delivering, both at a national or local level, the best outcome for social enterprise.

Bike for Good is applying for Energy Saving Trust funding and need your help!

Bike for Good is applying for Energy Saving Trust funding to develop an E-cargo Bike Trial Loan Library for businesses to try before buying.

Stalled Spaces Application - Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association, seeks applications from community groups/organizations interested in developing temporary projects on vacant and under utilised open spaces in Glasgow.

6 month Mindfulness Meditation Transformational programme from The Wee Retreat

The Wee retreat are launching a 6 month Mindfulness Meditation Transformational programme in January!

Thriving Survivors News

Thriving Survivors have recently moved from theirr office in Tollcross Mansionhouse to their new head office The Tobacco Merchants House.Glasgow G1 1DT.