As part of the 10 year Social Enterprise Strategy, Community Enterprise worked with Bold to produce a new Social Enterprise Ecosystem Map for Scotland.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure to visit Govan’s Orkney Street Enterprise Centre you’ll be well aware it’s a place with a certain ‘wow’ factor. The Edwardian prison has seen it’s fair share of local history and, most recently, has been the cherished home for some the stars of Glasgow’s social enterprise sector. Amongst these is The No.1 Befriending Agency, a CIC tackling isolation and chronic loneliness through the power of everyday connections.
Alongside the Health, Edinburgh and Dundee SEN, GSEN participated in a U>P Unlocking Potential pilot in 2017/18, carried out by Assist Social Capital CIC. The purpose of the pilot was to provide a broad understanding of the work carried out by social enterprise networks and the benefits we bring.
The MindMap covers the Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and Ward 12 Victoria Park areas of Glasgow. This includes the neighbourhoods of Yoker, Scotstoun, Knightswood, Whiteinch, Thornwood, Broomhill and Jordanhill.
As part of Year of Young People 2018, sportscotland have produced a toolkit in consultation with the third Young People’s Sport Panel, which offers practical advice, templates and tips to support work with young people.
The Scottish Government made a commitment in the 2018-19 Programme for Government to consult on updating charity law to promote transparency and accountability, to ensure the public continue to have confidence in charities and the Scottish Charity Regulator.
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability have just launched their search for Learning Disability Award winners for 2019, with eight award categories including Community Enterprise.