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SE Network News – No 47

03 Jun 2021

It would be remiss of us not to acknowledge Volunteers’ Week Scotland 2021 – and the vital role volunteers play in just about every aspect of life in Scotland. Within our social enterprise community itself, so many organisations are dependent on the contribution of volunteers to be able to deliver core services – and, over the last […]

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SE Network News – No 46

27 May 2021

Last week saw many across the Third Sector in Scotland, including SENScot, welcome the appointment of Shona Robison as the new Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government – replacing Aileen Campbell who stepped down at the May elections. This week, however, has seen concerns raised at what is seen as a ‘splitting of the […]

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SE Network News – No 45

20 May 2021

Yesterday saw the First Minister announce her new Cabinet – with a number of familiar faces departing – and a new, but still familiar, cohort stepping up to the plate. Clearly, for our sector, the key appointment is Aileen Campbell’s replacement as Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government – which has gone to Shona […]

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SE Network News – No 44

13 May 2021

Since the launch of the new SE Action Plan at the end of March, SENScot has helped facilitate a series of place-based and thematic SENs session to get feedback from frontline organisations on how they see the new Action Plan – what are its strengths – and what areas still require to be built upon. A summary of the […]

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SE Network News – No 43

06 May 2021

SENScot has launched its new website this week – – which, hopefully, will provide a clear and accessible resource – not just for SENs and their members – but also for anyone currently active around the social and community enterprise sector in Scotland – and beyond. Some ‘final tuning’ will take place over the coming week. […]

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SE Network Newsletter No 42

29 Apr 2021

An interesting article – Reconceptualizing the Social Economy – for those interested in the changing face and shape of our sector over the last two decades. The article is published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (US Journal) – but its focus is very much on how our understanding of what the social economy means has changed in Europe. […]

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SE Network News No 41

22 Apr 2021

With the launch of the second SE Action Plan last month – a lot of the online commentary focused on the £30m in loan/investment finance; the £1.5m towards accessing international markets; an additional £1.5m towards the Adapt and Thrive Programme; as well as £14m as part of the Third Sector and Communities Recovery Programme . However, one […]

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SE Network News No 40

15 Apr 2021

Scotland is widely acknowledged as having one of the world’s most supportive environments for social enterprises – with colleagues from other countries often casting an envious eye. Much of this merited – but that is not so say we should not be continually striving to improve or refine this ‘environment’ – to ensure that frontline […]

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SE Network News No 39

08 Apr 2021

This year will see the fourth SE Census – following those in 2015; 2017; and 2019. Last week, the SE Census 2021 Steering Group met for the first time – and, we understand, folk should expect their bi-annual Census Survey in the coming months. All being well, the Census will be completed by the end of this year […]

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SE Network News No 38

01 Apr 2021

Place-based Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) have been a feature of the social enterprise landscape in Scotland since 2004. Thematic SENs came a bit later – in 2010. Today, there are 20 place-based SENs covering 22 local authority areas. Together, they provide peer support and joint working opportunities to around 1000 frontline social enterprises in Scotland. […]

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