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SE Network News – No 68

28 Oct 2021

On Sunday, COP26 gets underway in Glasgow. The importance of the conference cannot be overstated as we enter, what many commentators consider, the ‘decisive decade’ in seeking to get the world on a safer path. Over the last couple of months, we have tried to highlight some on the initiatives that have and are taking place in […]

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SE Network News – No 67

21 Oct 2021

Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) – a much valued and utilised programme by so many SEN members in providing meaningful employment for young people most disadvantaged in the labour market – is coming to end, with funding transferring to Local Authorities from April 2022 under No One Left Behind.  Whilst £5mn of the £20mn NOLB funding has […]

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SE Network News – No 66

15 Oct 2021

On Tuesday, SENScot held a well attended AGM – our first since the merger of Social Firms Scotland and Senscot in July 2020. Aside from the formal business of the day, two issues dominated discussion. Firstly, SENScot Director, Pauline Gordon gave this presentation on the activities and work that SENScot has been involved in over the last […]

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SE Network News – No 65

07 Oct 2021

This week, at Holyrood, Deputy First Minster, John Swinney announced the publication of  A Fairer Future, Scottish Govt’s Covid recovery strategy, aimed at helping those most affected by the pandemic. The strategy, when implemented, will see the Govt working with local government, the third sector, and businesses – with a commitment to ‘address the systemic inequalities […]

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SE Network News – No 64

30 Sep 2021

SENScot will be holding its AGM on 12th October 2021 at 1pm – and, as well as covering ‘formal business’, will provide members and other attendees with a highlight presentation on our activities since the merger of Senscot and Social Firms Scotland back in July 2020. The meeting will also provide the latest information regarding […]

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SE Network News – No 63

23 Sep 2021

Recent newsletters have been referencing Scottish Govt’s consultation on a National Care Service (NCS) – as well as a couple of sessions that SENScot has hosted this month – aimed at giving SEN members the opportunity to share their thoughts with one another in advance of submitting a response or ‘briefing’ from a social enterprise perspective. Scottish […]

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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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