Networks1st Update: 26th September 2008

Fife SEN members The Ecology Centre (winners of the Business Bingo event at the Fringe Forum last month) are in the mix for up to £500,000 as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Primetime programme on the BBC. A total of £3 million is in the pot, split into six regional areas, whittled down from an original 149 applications . Julie Samuel and Ronnie Mackie will get their chance to tell us and the rest of Scotland why we should vote for the Ecology Centre on 29 September 8pm, BBC TWO Scotland. http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/primetime/shortlisted/central_and_fife/cf1_enviro-mentors.shtmlA few weeks ago, East Dunbartonshire SEN member, Sandra Sutton (Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre) contacted us to help her buy a new vehicle from a social enterprise. The last one they bought came from Recycle Fife who she met at last year’s Social Enterprise Ceilidh. Her call was answered by Ian McAlpine of CISWO who was looking for a good home for his 7 seater Mercedes Benz. Sandra would like to offer members of the LSENs the chance to get hold of an array of commercial kitchen equipment Twechar are offering to a good home for a fair price. If your upgrading your cafe or looking to start something up, contact Sandra for more information on 01236 827 154 or email sandra.sutton@twecharhlec.org.uk.This year’s Dragons’ Den at the Social Enterprise Ceilidh in New Lanark on 20th November will see a Prize Fund of £4,000 / 2 days consultancy and a Leadership Course from the Social Enterpirse Academy. Get your applications in to the Den pronto!!! Here’s a link to the report on last year’s Ceilidh http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/downloads/2007ceilidhreport.pdf