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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
Young Enterprise Scotland is shortlisted for a chance to win £100k to enable the development of their Team Programme in Scotland. The Team Programme is an enterprise journey for students who have mild to moderate learning difficulties. Designed to aid young people’s transition from education into independent living and employment, the programme develops confidence and life skills through working as a team to set up and run an enterprise.
Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator is back for a fifth round! LaunchMe is a business support and investment readiness programme that helps ambitious social enterprises to scale and make a greater impact. Applications will close on the 21st October.
An industry representative place has become available on the Social Enterprise Board (SEB) in Glasgow and the application process is now open!
A new charity social network called The Smiley Network aims to work as a matchmaker between charities and people who can volunteer legal, marketing, accounting, and other skills that theses charities may require. It can also match members of the public to causes, charities and social enterprises they feel most passionate about wanting to help.
It is time to announce one of Project Ability’s most exciting exhibitions of the year … Young Talent!
GSEN Associate member The Outwith Agency has now opened its dedicated space for writers on Albert Road, Govanhill.
GSEN Associate Member, brand specialist and identity designer, Adam Piggot, has just launched a new website. It provides full details of his Brand Definition Workshops, which are free to GSEN members.
SENSCOT have recently been working with NHS Health Scotland to explore the role that community café activity plays within social enterprise.
An innovative new version of Just Enterprise, the Scottish Government’s programme of business support for social enterprises and enterprising charities is currently in the works. With new topics including digital marketing, internationalisation and social impact measurement, the programme will help social enterprises become more sustainable and have more impact.