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Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) training course

CHEX hosts the tutor network for HIIC and the tutor training for the courses. HIIC is designed to enable participants to develop their understanding of the range of factors that affect their health and the health of their communities and to explore how these factors can be addressed by using community development, that is by coming together to take collective action on the issues of importance to them.

Where the action is - Communities Call for Climate Action

CHEX wishes to draw your attention to a new Communities Call for Climate Action all community organisations are encouraged to sign up to, including social enterprises.

Find business support in Scotland - New Website launched

A recently released letter from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work advising of the Scottish Government’s updated Economic Action Plan including the first public launch of findbusinesssupport.gov.scot - a single point online for businesses to access advice and support.

Do you run events? CEIS Group would like to hear from you

CEIS Group has created a short survey to understand the event landscape within Scotland. If your organisation runs events, they’d appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey, before Friday 31st January, to help inform them - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EventsSector.

GoodCall

GoodCall are a brand new social enterprise with one mission - to provide charities and social enterprises with the lowest cost and highest quality mobile communications. There is a lack of transparency and trust with mobile suppliers with unnecessary mobile overspend estimated at £1bn every year. They believe the third sector deserves better. They have already saved thousands of pounds for charitable organisations across Scotland. They also aim to have a direct impact in the local community through offering employment opportunities for individuals who may be furthest from the labour market or who may have additional support needs in the workplace, through utilising intuitive and assistive technology.

Woman’s Leadership Circle from The Wee Retreat

A six-week series of classes that offer women an opportunity to grow together as a group with creative approaches for leading with integrity.

The Beginning of your Programming Career - Free Course from Code Your Future

You have the opportunity to learn all the technical skills needed to become a professional developer from this free course from Code Your Future.

Digital Skills programme

In partnership with CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm, and Glasgow City Council, The Wise Group are delivering the “Introduction to Digital Skills” programmes from January 2020.

Extraordinary Responses from Project Ability

Over the last year a group of ‘outsider’ artists, funded by The Heritage Lottery Group have been researching and visiting Glasgow’s Art Galleries. They have been learning about different artworks that are on display and in archive rooms across the city.

Working in Partnership to Deliver No One Left Behind

Scottish Ministers and COSLA leaders signed a first of its kind Partnership Working Agreement for Employability on 5 December 2018. They are pleased to report that progress is being made under this partnership agreement. Their plans for reform are ambitious, but they are working to introduce change gradually and to ensure that existing support mechanisms continue to assist people who need help most, while they move to a new better aligned approach.

Rags to Riches have launched their new online shop!

You can now browse Rags to Riches wonderful range of eco-friendly handcrafted items from your home and have them delivered to your door, or choose to collect in person.

The Wee Retreat turns 1 and you're invited to their party!

The Wee Retreat will be turning 1 on Sun 22nd Dec so they're having a party to celebrate!

Enter GWR competition to win a beautiful hardwood chopping board & a reclaimed oak whisky barrel spatula

Yes Chef! To celebrate the festive season Glasgow Wood Recycling are giving away one of these beautiful hardwood chopping boards & a reclaimed whisky barrel spatula!

Building Enterprising Boards from Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise is pleased to launch 'Building Enterprising Boards' a new programme designed to support social enterprise boards. They are currently recruiting Boards for our pilot programme starting January 2020. If you are based in North or South Lanarkshire, or Highlands and Islands please do sign up via the button below.

National Library of Scotland Draft 2020–2025 Strategy - Consultation Now Open

The National Library of Scotland is the largest library in the country, with more than 31 million items held in trust for the Scottish people. We preserve the memory of the nation with collections that span the centuries, from earliest times to the digital age.

Community Room available for hire in Govanhill/Crosshill

You may know Bike for Good moved into their swanky new premises on 539 Victoria Road 8 months ago....but did you know they have a lovely community room you can hire out for events/occasions?

Available office space from Won Connect

Won Connect have an office available in their building in Hillington and some hot desk space.

Total Homes Co-operative donates nearly 1,000 Christmas gifts

Total Homes Co-operative has donated hundreds of items to Connect Community Trust, one of the co-operative members and a community-based charity that provides a range of services in Glasgow’s East End.

Beth Welsh Awarded Minerva Award at the Credit Union ‘Oscars’

Beth Welsh, Pioneer Mutual Credit Union, was honoured to receive the inaugural Minerva Award – For the Empowerment of Girls and Women at the ninth annual Edward Filene Credit Union Awards for Performance Excellence. Credit Union leaders from across the UK gathered on the 23rd November in Manchester at the Marriot, to celebrate the success of the nominees and winners at the awards, know at the ‘Oscars’ for the credit union sector. The awards recognise the many achievements of credit unions with 14 different categories within Leadership, Enterprise and Community, celebrating the entire range of activities in which credit unions participate; and the 2019 awards saw an unprecedented level of entries.

GSEN Open Letter regarding Social Enterprise Places programme for Scotland

Many of you may have seen the recent announcement of the Social Enterprise Places Programme for Scotland. Whilst we are, and have been, supportive of initiatives that benefit social enterprise, on this occasion we have significant concerns regarding this proposal and feel there is merit in this open letter, intended to encourage dialogue and transparency in delivering, both at a national or local level, the best outcome for social enterprise.

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