An interesting article – Reconceptualizing the Social Economy – for those interested in the changing face and shape of our sector over the last two decades. The article is published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (US Journal) – but its focus is very much on how our understanding of what the social economy means has changed in Europe. […]
With the launch of the second SE Action Plan last month – a lot of the online commentary focused on the £30m in loan/investment finance; the £1.5m towards accessing international markets; an additional £1.5m towards the Adapt and Thrive Programme; as well as £14m as part of the Third Sector and Communities Recovery Programme . However, one […]
Scotland is widely acknowledged as having one of the world’s most supportive environments for social enterprises – with colleagues from other countries often casting an envious eye. Much of this merited – but that is not so say we should not be continually striving to improve or refine this ‘environment’ – to ensure that frontline […]
This year will see the fourth SE Census – following those in 2015; 2017; and 2019. Last week, the SE Census 2021 Steering Group met for the first time – and, we understand, folk should expect their bi-annual Census Survey in the coming months. All being well, the Census will be completed by the end of this year […]
Place-based Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) have been a feature of the social enterprise landscape in Scotland since 2004. Thematic SENs came a bit later – in 2010. Today, there are 20 place-based SENs covering 22 local authority areas. Together, they provide peer support and joint working opportunities to around 1000 frontline social enterprises in Scotland. […]
A significant milestone for SENScot this week as it closes its Edinburgh base in Walker Street. Having started life in 1999, SENScot took an office in Manor Place and – over the next couple of years – managed to secure the lease for 4 of the 5 floors in the building, creating a social/community enterprise […]
Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) is registered as a Scottish charity under Scottish Charity No. SC029210 and as a limited company under Company Registration No. SC278156. Its registered office is at 41 Miller Street, Glasgow.