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SE Network News – No 90

14 Jun 2022

This newsletter, over the coming weeks, will continue to try and keep readers up-to-date with what is happening at SENScot, following last month’s announcement by Scottish Govt to cease our funding as of the end of June 2022. As we have been reporting, the SENScot board has been trying to address a number of internal […]

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SE Network News – No 89

14 Jun 2022

SENScot Board met last week – mainly to progress on a number of internal matters that need addressed following Scottish Govt’s decision to cease SENScot’s funding at the end of June. Discussions remain ongoing with other parties – Scottish Govt, Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) and, of course, the SENs. Again, once we have something concrete […]

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SE Network News – No 88

31 Mar 2022

In terms of SENScot’s current situation, there is not too much additional information to share this week. Discussions are ongoing with both the SENs as well as, of course, with Social Enterprise Scotland. As soon as we are in a position to say more, we will do so. Certain internal processes are also underway in […]

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SE Network News – No 87

24 Mar 2022

Scottish Govt’s decision to cease funding SENScot means that it appears inevitable the organisation will have to close its doors by the end of June 2022 – which is profoundly sad for all concerned. The board of SENScot has now begun to engage with Social Enterprise Scotland and other sector partners to help contribute to […]

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SE Network News – No 86

17 Mar 2022

Following on from last week’s piece on SENScot’s unsuccessful bid to act as the Single Intermediary for our SE community in Scotland, we said that we would try and keep people informed on developments. One week on, there is not too much to say, other than that, as can be imagined, there have been a […]

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SE Network News – No 85

06 Mar 2022

On Monday, SENScot was informed that its bid to act as the Single Intermediary for the social enterprise community in Scotland was unsuccessful. This statement from our Board was circulated to all members later the same day. It goes without saying that this decision by Scottish Govt was extremely disappointing to both staff and trustees at SENScot […]

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SE Network News – No 84

03 Mar 2022

On Tuesday, SENScot Director, Pauline Gordon, attended the launch of Scottish Govt’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation. Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, outlined a Strategy that is intended as a bold, ambitious and long-term vision that will transform the Scottish economy by 2032 – built around five key policy programmes for action: fostering an entrepreneurial culture; realising […]

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SE Network News – No 83

28 Feb 2022

As most readers will be aware, SENScot has been part of the SE Intermediary Review process, with Scottish Govt seeking to fund a Single Enhanced National Intermediary to represent social enterprise in Scotland from 1 July 2022.  Our submission, as part of that process, was submitted by the deadline of 15th December 2021. Many members […]

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SE Network News – No 82

21 Feb 2022

Last month, we featured the first instalment from a serialisation of Freer Spreckley’s new book in Pioneers Post. The book – Essential Social Enterprise – a just transition to system change – traces the origin and development of social enterprise over the last 50/60 years. As we mentioned last time, the name may not be familiar to many people – […]

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SE Network News – No 81

14 Feb 2022

In January, SENScot submitted a response on behalf of SEN members to Scottish Govt’s consultation on becoming a Fair Work Nation. Following up on this and to help organisations get a better understanding of how Fair Work will operate in practice, SENScot is hosting an event, in partnership with SCVO, on Wednesday, 23rd February (10.30am). With over 70 organisations […]

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