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SIS Social Impact Report 2019

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:

Free Film Screening @ BfG South on Friday 20th September!

This Friday 6pm at Bike for Good Glasgow South

Open Mind Summit – October 10​th ​2019, Creative minds come together to explore young people’s wellbeing

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.

See Me Flourish Video Launched

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.

Scotland’s first social enterprise lettings agency receives £2.4 million from the National Lottery to expand UK-wide

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.

GCC Full Council - Social Enterprise Motion (12th Sept)

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.

Glasgow Social Enterprise Action Plan 2019-2022 is launched!

Last week was quite a week for us and social enterprises in the city and we're taking some time to reflect on this, however in the meantime you may have heard that the Glasgow Social Enterprise Action Plan 2019-2022 was launched on Friday 6th Sept.

Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2019 launched!

The 2019 Social Enterprise Census for 2019 is now available!

Holidays Matter - Improving access to short breaks for low income families in Glasgow

The Caravan Project is an award-winning charity that has been providing Glasgow’s low -income families with access to short breaks since 1985. Working in partnership with over 40 referral partners across the city, we provide discounted week long holidays and FREE Days out for families needing a break from their challenging circumstances.

Conference Exhibition Opportunity from EVH

EVH are on the hunt for exhibitors to join them for one day at their annual conference at the prestigious Fairmont St Andrews on 22nd November.

Branding Competition – Brand for Growth

To succeed and thrive, social enterprises must communicate well, evidence their worth and compete for business in a busy and innovative marketplace. Investment in a strong and well thought out brand should be core to ongoing sustainability and growth but too often, social enterprises struggle to develop the kind of brand that will set the course of future success.

Good Ideas Applications Open

Applications are open for this year's Good Ideas programme and for the first time ever we are running this in both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Trustee Vacancies - Arkbound Publishing

Arkbound Publishing are looking for two trustees based in Scotland to help oversee the development of their charity. The Arkbound Foundation seeks to improve diversity and access within publishing and media – supporting people from disadvantaged backgrounds to get published, whether through literature or journalism.

Creative Entrepreneurs Club - live!

Creative Entrepreneurs Club is a bunch of creative entrepreneurs who’ve come together because they thought that sharing what they know and helping each other with what they don’t know and having people around us to moan to and celebrate with would be a pretty powerful thing.

Glasgow Wood Recycling nominated for two Inspiring City Awards!

The nominations for this year’s Inspiring City Awards have been announced – and Glasgow Wood Recycling is excited to be finalists in two categories! They have been selected for the Alastair Malloy Award for Inclusive Volunteering (sponsored by Volunteer Glasgow) and the Environmental Award.

Meanwhile Spaces

At the end of June 2019, Wasps were delighted to officially launch their Meanwhile Space units on St Andrew’s Street in Glasgow. As part of Glasgow City Council’s ‘High Street Area Strategy’, they obtained five shop-front units which previously sat vacant. Find out more about the venture, and meet the units’ new tenants

Studio share available in Glasgow

Studio share available in Glasgow, City Centre/Merchant city in South Block Studios (60-64 Osborne St). It is a spacious (316 Sq. Ft), warm and bright corner studio on the 3rd floor with good natural south-facing light shared with a product designer/maker. Suitable for creatives, freelancers etc. South Block has central heating, communal water supply on all levels, passenger lift, goods lift, reception/exhibitions and events space, café, Wi-Fi and 24 hour access.

The Wee Retreat - Courses

The Wee Retreat is a meditation & well-being centre in southside Glasgow offering mindfulness meditation courses & retreats as well as other wellbeing events to increase personal awareness and a sense of peace.

Get on Board - Social Enterprise Academy

Social Enterprise Academy are looking for new volunteer board members with varied personal and professional characteristics and experiences who are able to commit to a minimum of 45 hours per year. They are seeking people with shared values around achieving social impact through learning and development but with different ways of thinking and doing things.