Networks1st Update: 27th June 2008

We hear this week that Edinburgh SEN is to work with CEiS on the Social Enterprise World Forum. Delegates will be given guided tours by a team of Edinburgh’s social enterprise leaders on Tuesday 2nd of September. In exchange for their hard work Edinburgh SEN will gain 10 invites to the Forum and are working to be ready with a top quality marketing strategy for a stand at the event. We would encourage all the SENs to get in touch with their LSEPs to try and secure sponsorship to the September event. Next year it will be taking place in Australia. Funding for that might be a bit more difficult to find! Wanted: We are building a picture of the diverse range of projects and activities carried out by Social Enterprises in Scotland. This is an opportunity to promote your own organisations activities through NETWORKS 1st as well as the scope of your LSEN. If you have any photos that you would like to be included in the national media campaign please forward them to Please note that any photos sent in may be used in national publicity material.Senscot’s 10th AGM took place on Thursday in Glasgow. Roddy McDonald from the Scottish Government gave a presentation of the recently published Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan.Roddy also elaborated on detaisl re the Scottish Investment Fund and the Enterprise Fund. The Enterprise Fund will have £12m available over three years with a ceiling of £100,000. More details will be forthcoming during July/August. Networks members from Fife, Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute and Coalfields were able to join us.Dates for the DiaryMonday 30^th June – Fife SEN, 10am, Mimac Rushes, Priory Campus, KirkcaldyTuesday 15^th July – Midlothian SEN, Time and Venue TBC.Tuesday 15th July – Clacks SEN, Kilncraigs, Alloa, Time TBC