Melting Pot –

Details of upcoming events from the Melting Pot and Assist Social Capital.

Kick start for 2012 with the free Social Innovators’ Jelly – collaborative co-working collective

Edinburgh, 19-01-2012, 9am – 5pm at The Melting Pot.


Scotland’s Social Innovators are invited to convene at The Melting Pot for a very special ‘Jelly’ day this January – as part of World Jelly Week, which sees hundreds of events in 28 countries across the globe join to make the co-working movement visible! 


What’s a Jelly? It’s a casual co-working event where people can collaborate, share tips, swap ideas and simply get down to business.   Working on your own can be a little isolating, especially with the nights growing dark earlier and earlier. A Jelly is a way to brighten up your working life by getting together with and working alongside other interesting people.


The Melting Pot together with a number of social enterprise support partners, are hosting a special collaborative Jelly day, giving people access to a wide range of resources which are needed to realise their ideas for a better world. Participants will be able to use our co-working space and resources for free throughout the day (from an hour to the full day – whatever you need), but also have access to a range of 1-2-1 business support surgeries including:
– Business Development support with FirstPort
– Personal Learn needs assessment with Social Enterprise Academy
– General Business advice and problem solving with Community Enterprise


Spaces are limited on the day, and advice surgeries are best booked to avoid disappointment. To book your free tickets to attend the upcoming Edinburgh Social Innovators Jelly visit where you’ll also be able to see all the latest news, specific information  & attendees. You can also follow The Melting Pot Jelly on Twitter or Facebook too.


Or alternately email to reserve your place and book your slot with one of our advisors. 


Glasgow (Govanhill)


On 17th of January Assist Social Capital and Govanhill Housing Association are holding an event called Money Matters where there will be presentations from Scotwest Credit Union (the UK’s 3rd biggest credit union) and Scotcash . This will give Govanhill tenants and residents the opportunity to have a say the services available in the area.


On the 19th they are holding a social enterprise event with input from the Social Enterprise Academy, Firstport and also Dundee Women’s International Centre. They will also be connecting with colleagues at the Social Capital Forum in Sweden and launching the Govanhill Dragon’s Den with a total of £5,000 up for grabs to new social entrepreneurs in the Govanhill area.


For more info, contact