Congratulations to GSEN member Lingo Flamingo (Robbie Norval) in being awarded inclusion in the UK Social Entrepreneur Index, a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes, with the aim of providing recognition for social entrepreneurs, act as a benchmark for good practice and inspire the next generation. Robbie was one of four Scots on the 2019 Index.
SCVO have created an online resource to help charities consider how best to provide services digitally – with casestudies including own from our own GSEN member, Lifelink.
Due to these unprecedented times, Viridor have decided to pilot FREE business workshops online to Glasgow based SMEs and SEs:
Bike for Good needs your help. Find out how you can support Bike For Good through their crowdfunder:
Arkbound Foundation has recently been nominated for the UK wide Social Enterprise Index.
SCVO is hosting a 3rd Sector Information Hub that helps to address many of the concerns we have in relation to the current crisis. It now has sections on funding, employment/HR, governance and risk, volunteering, fundraising, new service delivery models, remote working and resources.
Sage UK (the accountancy software company) have created an online assessment tool to help businesses understand and access the Government financial support they may be eligible for. Answer around eight quick, targeted questions about your circumstances to see a summary of the various measures which may be available to you, and links to the specific guidance and application forms. The assessment tool will be updated as new measures are introduced.
GCVS are building an online directory of community support available as responses to Co-vid19. If your social enterprise is able to, or are providing services or help this directory brings together all actions across the city and forms a website for those looking for help.
National charity Mind have produced a range of advice to help individuals look after their mental wellbeing as we continue to be asked to stay at home at this difficult and very stressful time for members. Mind have produced some useful coping mechanisms.
Just Enterprise have brought forward the launch of our online learning and are to offer Impact Measurement and Tendering to Contracts in bite sized modules that you can study in your own time from any location.
The business support programme for social enterprises are working hard to ensure that they can support the sector during this challenging time.
We would like to draw your attention to some phising emails that are being sent pretending to have come from HMRC regarding Tax Rebates/Refunds; some make direct references to refunds due to Coronavirus. Please do not click links in any emails, instead contact HMRC using another direct method of contact.
The Chancellor is to announce later today a programme, possibly for three months which will protect jobs. One proposal under discussion is for the UK to follow the lead of countries such as Denmark, where the government has promised to cover 75% of salaries at private companies for three months, if they promise not to let staff go.
SENSCOT have developed a web resource of information on support packages/toolkists and other information and other responses to the Covid-19.
Partnership for Procurement (P4P) and SFS in partnership with Morrison Construction are hosting an event for supported business and social enterprise in Scotland, March 26th, Glasgow. On the day you will have the opportunity to hear from senior buyers in Morrisons Construction on how Scotland’s social enterprise can contribute to building an inclusive supply chain as well as hear from Community Focus Scotland’s on their recent success; qualifying to become part of Morrison Construction’s trusted supply chain.
The award winning Glasgow Wood Recycling has announced the launch 30 new products at an Open Day on Friday 13th March 2020. The products are a result of funding awarded to the charity by the Scottish Government and European Social Fund.
Do you have staff with caring responsibilities and find it challenging to know how best to support them in the workplace? Employers increasingly recognise the need to support working carers, finding that doing so successfully can benefit both the employees and the organisation.
In partnership with CGI, a global IT and business consulting services firm, and Glasgow City Council, The Wise Group is delivering “Introduction to Digital Skills” programmes, open to anyone living in Glasgow who is unemployed
The Wise Group has ambitious plans to provide energy advice and advocacy support to 50,000 households over the next five years and they invite you to join them at the launch of their #50khomes pledge campaign on 12 March at Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
The COP26 Coalition Mobilisation working group have put together a survey for gathering a wide range of ideas and opinions from civil society groups about what they want from COP mobilisations (plus a few questions from the Political Strategy group). They would really encourage all groups to fill it out even if you don’t have much capacity to be involved in organising. The deadline is 29th February, survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGNSYSKXNG0p_GghQUiLIzsxXHfbYixfMj5OcmKw3vrGA9sg/viewform