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SE Networks News – No 62

16 Sep 2021

Scottish Govt’s Programme for Government 2021-22 was announced last week. Many of the headlines, naturally, focused on further investment in the NHS Recovery Plan – including the establishment of National Care Service; measures to tackle both the ‘attainment gap’ and the levels of poverty that continue to afflict so many of our communities; plans to support the […]

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SE Networks News – No 61

09 Sep 2021

With so many eyes on COP26 in Glasgow later this year,  Greta Thunberg gave us all a stark reminder, last week, that Scotland still has a lot of work to do if it wishes to consider itself a ‘world leader’ on climate change. This, co-incidentally, came in the same week as the launch of the Third […]

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SE Network News No 60

02 Sep 2021

This morning saw the formal launch of the Third Sector NetZero Strategy as part of the CEIS’ SE Policy and Practice Conference. Late last year, SENScot convened a Steering Group that included SCVO, CEIS, SCA, CRNS, Scottish Communities Finance, SES, DTA Scotland and Firstport. The Group consulted with their respective membership to help shape a draft Strategy that […]

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SE Network News No 59

26 Aug 2021

The TSI Network Scotland has, this week, published a new report – focussing on the roles played by TSIs during Covid 19 – accompanied by this short video. Funded by Scottish Govt, and prepared in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland, the report identifies five particular recommendations: celebrate the role of the third sector and volunteers during Covid-19; build awareness locally […]

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SE Network News No 58

19 Aug 2021

As highlighted in recent weeks, Partnership for Procurement (P4P) will be hosting its ‘Third Sector Collaboration Week’ – starting on Monday 30th August – and running through to Friday 3rd September. Whilst hosted by P4P, the week-long campaign is also being supported by SENScot, working closely with a number of place-based and thematic Social Enterprise Networks (SENs). […]

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SE Network New No 57

12 Aug 2021

One of the key components of the SNP manifesto in the lead up to the May elections was the intention of introducing a National Care Service in Scotland. Its goal would be to ensure national minimum standards, improve consistency, raise the quality of services across the country – and to ensure that those who work in social care […]

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SE Network News No 56

05 Aug 2021

Later this month – w/c 30th August – P4P will be hosting a ‘collaboration week’ – being delivered along with both thematic and place-based SENs and a host of other partners. This will also include a workshop at the CEIS’ SE Policy and Practice Conference on 1st/2nd Sept that will see the formal launch of the sector’s Net Zero Strategy. The […]

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SE Network News No 55

29 Jul 2021

Community Wealth Building (CWB) has become an increasingly familiar term across Scotland over recent years. Further to a visit to Preston in early 2019, SENScot invited Neil McInroy (then CEO at CLES) to our annual SE Conference and Ceilidh in November 2019 to share with us the key principles of CWB. Joining Neil that day was North […]

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SE Network News – No 54

22 Jul 2021

The new SE Action Plan (2021-24) outlines Scottish Govt’s intention ‘to fund an enhanced single intermediary body with responsibility for representing the social enterprise sector across Scotland’ (Page 36).  SENScot supports this proposal seeing it as a genuine opportunity to work in the best interests of empowering communities and building a fairer society through having a strong, credible […]

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SE Network News No 53

15 Jul 2021

Following the election in May of the SNP Govt for another five-year term – and the priority being given to our recovery from the impact of the Covid pandemic – this ‘long read’ suggests that it offers us the opportunity to re-examine the role and purpose of Scotland’s third sector – and the possibility for […]

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