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Firstport launch a new strategy: Increasing social impact through entrepreneurship

Firstport, Scotland’s support agency for start-up social entrepreneurs has published its new strategy Increasing social impact through entrepreneurship.

Bike for Good Glasgow South celebrates moving!

Bike for Good Glasgow South is moving to new, BIGGER premises this month, just a stone's throw from their current site.

Queens Cross Housing Association International Excellence Award

Queens Cross Housing Association has achieved an internationally recognised excellence award for their work to improve services to tenants.

Lifelink Personal Development Courses

Lifelink are running their Stress Busters and Relax and Revive courses at various venues across Glasgow throughout April.

EU Exit business continuity workshop toolkit

The Scottish Government Third Sector Unit has produced a workshop toolkit for voluntary and community sector resilience partners to use if they want to run their own in-house business continuity workshops in light of EU Exit challenges.

Collaboration & Learning with Move On

Move On worked with fellow GSEN members The Village Storytelling Centre and Theatre Nemo, together with Elevate Glasgow PSP, Venture Scotland and Phoenix Futures to create a unique Personal Development course for adults in recovery.

EVH shortlisted for British Safety Council Award

EVH have been shortlisted by the British Safety Council for an International Safety Award - Team of the Year 2019.

The nomination for the award celebrates the role EVH had played in the creation and implementation of the Landlord Safety Manual for their Registered Social Landlord members across Scotland.

Glasgow Wood Recycling Recognised for Social Impact

Social enterprise Glasgow Wood Recycling has been recognised for its social, economic and environmental contribution to the UK.

The Spark Counselling Skills Courses

Start your career in counselling with a Certificate in Counselling Skills. Both daytime and twilight courses are available, starting late summer 2019.

Project Ability 'one of my favourite places in the whole world'

At the end of last year, Project Ability welcomed the wonderfully talented Andrea, also known as Flannery O’Kafka, for a month long residency in their studios. Here she talks about her experience at Project Ability.

Parent Network Scotland: support for young parents

Are you a young parent, 26 or under? Would you like to meet other friendly parents? Parent Network Scotland are running a session on Monday 11th March 10.30-12.30 at Townhead Village Hall. A chance for a bit for a bit of you time, a cuppa, & to learn about training opportunities! Creche available.

Scottish Youth Theatre Mini Makers School Holiday Programme

Looking for what's on for kids this Easter? Register for Mini Makers - a festival of brand-new theatre created and performed by Glasgow's youngest theatre makers aged 3-11. Runs 1st-5th April.

Business space available in Firhill

Queens Cross Workspace is a community led charity that uses the profits from their properties to raise funds for community projects. They are able to provide advice on available grants, answer questions on renting property, utilities and flexible leases to help you get started.

Total Homes Co-operative Launch

Total Homes Co-operative are proud to invite you to their launch event on Friday 12th April

Opportunity for asset development for local or city-wide services

Knightswood Community SCIO and others are looking into potential uses for the former Knightswood Pool Building. Some initial options have been identified and we are gathering opinion on these and related issues via a survey of organisations that may have an interest in the future provision of local or city-wide services from a redeveloped pool building or its site.

New Chief Executive announced for CEIS Group

Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), the leading provider of business support to social enterprises in Scotland has announced its new Chief Executive. Ian Mitchell, currently Deputy Director External Affairs for the Scottish Government is set to take the company forward.

Taylor Nisbet: Workshops for ethical business

Taylor Nisbet are running a series of workshops to designed to support you to deliver on your social goals. Taking place between 6th March - 15th May at South Block in Glasgow, the team will cover:

Village Storytelling Training Programme

The Village Storytelling Centre has a number of upcoming training courses in storytelling, covering the art and performance of storytelling and its application as a tool for engagement, learning and support. Perhaps you want to build confidence in presentation and performance, to better engage and support the people you work with, or to make learning more fun? Whatever you want to achieve through storytelling, they can provide the skills you need.

Find out more about the upcoming training programme here.

GSEN & Glasgow's 'Dragon's Den'

We were delighted to partner with GCC Education Services and Social Enterprise Academy again for the annual Glasgow 'Dragon’s Den' on the 21st of February at the Glasgow City Chambers. It was a fantastic event with over 100 pupils attending from 11 different schools, with GSEN member Kaytie Lilly from Make Do and Grow as one of the amazing volunteer judges. There was an incredible range of pupil-led social enterprises on display, ranging from a blazer recycling company to a group of computer coding primary kids giving lessons in computer literacy to members of their community.

SIS Retail Academy 2019

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is offering social enterprises with products suitable for retail and corporate markets an opportunity to attend the SIS Retail Academy 2019. There are a limited number of fully funded places for social enterprises based in Scotland.