Networks1st Update: 23rd January 2008

Fit for Purpose ’09 social enterprise and health conference on 3rd March is filling up fast, with only around 20 places left. The conference will help highlight the public health benefits provided by social enterprises to Scotland’s communities. Shona Robison the Public Health Minister will be the keynote speaker at the event. Workshops include Public Social Partnerships and Social Return on Investment. Edinburgh SEN member Lubna Kerr’s Wellbeing Health and You (WHY), a social enterprise working to improve both mental and physical health, will be on hand at the event with 3 therapists offering delegates health checks and massages, a service that WHY wishes to make available at more and more conferences and events in the near future. To find out more contact Morag at the Why (wellbeing health and you) team at SEN member media co-op tell us their latest film RED OIL is to be broadcast on Tues 10 Feb at 10pm on More4 ‘True Stories’. Oil, power, passion and soap opera: a high-octane documentary about Hugo Chavez’ oil company in Venezuela. Click here to watch a clip ( If you want to know more, contact Aimara at Mediaco-op on 0141 551 9813Glasgow SEN member Impact Arts are clearly on the move as they’ve contacted us this week to advertise 10 new jobs!! See Bank of Scotland Corporate Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2009’ award is up to £6 million interest free funding or a cash donation. The closing date for entries (23rd February 2009) is fast approaching. and they’re extremely keen to get a lot more applications coming in from Scotland. To send them your story and have a crack at the prize go to WebsitesThe Coalfield Social Enterprise Network comprises organisations with close ties to former mining communities in Central Scotland, committed to working together to create sustainable wealth and social benefits for their communities. for Diary and Galloway SEN 23rd Jan / Inverclyde SEN 27th Jan / East Lothian SEN 30th Jan / 10th Feb – VIOCE 09 in Birmingham