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News Archive 2019

Invite to official opening of ApparelXchange and a 20% discount voucher!

ApparelXchange invite you to their official opening on 11th October from 12noon-3pm at their new premises in St Enoch Centre, and to help celebrate they are also offering a voucher worth 20% off against 2 or more items in store!

Freedom of Information extension of coverage

This consultation will help the Scottish Government to understand whether there is a need to extend the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to further entities by making an order under section 5 of the Act.

Board Recruitment, Street Cones

Street Cones works across Scotland with people facing adversities, focusing on those in care or at the edge of care, and those caught in the justice system and/or at risk of criminal justice sanctions. Within this diverse group, Street Cones has developed an approach which is particularly geared for vulnerable individuals and those at risk of progressing into offending and anti-social behaviour.

Glasgow Communities Fund - Update

Since the call for applications to the Glasgow Communities Fund was issued on 18 September 2019, GCC have received a number of questions and have collated them into a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. This is available here.

Common Good First Launch

GCU are nearing the final launch of Common Good First, an Erasmus+ funded project creating digital network to identify, showcase and connect community-driven social impact projects to one another – and to universities around the world for research, learning and teaching and student engagement. The initiative will also support community changemakers to develop e-skills and digital storytelling around the world – and the team also hopes the platform will attract potential funders, mentors and supporters for the projects whose stories it shares.

Circular Glasgow Story So Far

With over half of the global population now living in cities and where 75% of our resources are consumed, our cities are key to successfully adopting a circular economy. Circular Glasgow, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, Glasgow City Council and Circle Economy, is working to position Glasgow as a world-leading circular city through pioneering work with the city’s business community.

Community Justice Glasgow Annual Report

Please find a link below to the Community Justice Glasgow Annual Report 2018-2019

ONGGI HANGARI exhibition from Project Ability

Ceramic Art Work exploring Korean Culture, Heritage and Identity, through the eyes and hands of a Korean Overseas Adoptee.

let’s go! film premiere

Join Bike for Good South to launch ‘Let’s Go!’ A film about cycling, community and climate change during Scotland’s Climate Week.

You're invited to the official opening of ApparelXchange

ApparelXchange have moved into the St Enoch Centre and invite you down to see our new space!

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.