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

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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

Independence for Scotland is inevitable – we need a plan for it

19th September 2019
The Guardian, by Simon Jenkins09.08.19 Ihope Scotland and Nicola Sturgeon realise how much they may yet owe…

Community Land Ownership Executive Summary

18th September 2019
Executive Summary This report was commissioned by the Scottish Land Commission (SLC) to scope the range of …
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Social Enterprise Jobs

Community Chef / Trainer

Location: Kirkcaldy
Company: Greener Kirkcaldy
Salary: £29,000 - £34,000

Finance Board Member

Location: Edinburgh
Company: WHALE Arts Agency
Salary: £29,000 - £34,000
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Freedom Bakery

Freedom Bakery is a Scottish artisan bakery which provides training and employment opportunities for people who have recently left prison to try to break the cycle of reoffending.

Freedom was established in 2015 at HMP Low Moss, becoming the first social enterprise to set up business in a Scottish prison.

The initial project saw Freedom working with inmates to sell wholesale to cafes and restaurants in Glasgow. Within a ….