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Senscot's vision is of a socially just Scotland, served by a thriving social economy

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Our mission is to establish and maintain a national support network for community activists and their social enterprises

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Our activities include:

Connecting and informing social enterprises across Scotland.

Supporting local and thematic social enterprise networks.

Working with others to establish new services for the sector.


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The latest update on community and social economy issues from the Senscot bulletin, including founder Laurence Demarco’s personal take on the week’s events.

It is also includes The SENs weekly update, a roundup of Social Enterprise Network activity, with news, events and funding opportunities for social enterprises.

Senscot News

Senscot Response to A Consultation on the new National Public Hea…

25th July 2019
Senscot welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on the new National Public Health Body ‘Pub…

Senscot Blog: Putting the benefits of SEN membership into numbers

6th June 2019
This blog is based on Assist Social Capital’s Unlocking Potential Impact Evaluation Pilot, which studied the…
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Social Enterprise News

Responding to Boris Requires Winning not Losing

15th January 2020
Mike Small, Bella Caledonia 14th January 2020 In a surprise to absolutely nobody, Boris Johnson has foll…

Extinction Rebellion protesters blockade Edinburgh office over fo…

15th January 2020
Daily Record, By Alan McEwen 14.01.20 Climate change activists blocked the entrances to an investment firm …
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Social Enterprise Jobs

Hoarding Practitioner

Location: Central Scotland
Company: Life-Pod CIC
Salary: £29,000 - £34,000

Farm trainee (Community Jobs Scotland)

Location: Near Kirknewton
Company: Cyrenians
Salary: £29,000 - £34,000
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The Ripple

The Ripple was established in 1996 and takes a community-led approach in seeking to improve the quality of life for all ages in the community by helping people to help themselves.

Based at Restalrig, Lochend Community Hub in Edinburgh, the Ripple delivers a wide range of projects designed to help local people to help themselves. With over 80 volunteering opportunities available every week, their volunteers lie at the heart ….