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Cultural Newsletter July 2020

9th July 2020

Welcome   Welcome to the July newsletter.   Since the last newsletter we have merged with Social Firms Scotland.  You may have seen in last weeks bulletin that the name of the new entity will now be Social Enterprise Network Scotland – pending consent from OSCR. This late change to the proposed name has come […]

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GSEN Director – Application Pack

9th July 2020
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Sport SEN July Newsletter

7th July 2020
Sport SEN Newsletter

Welcome to July’s Sport Social Enterprise Newsletter Last week, the merger between Senscot and Social Firms Scotland became official.  The new entity will be called Social Enterprise Network Scotland, pending consent by OSCR – we have proposed a new name following a last-minute request to change from our original intended name.  We remain committed to […]

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Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise

7th July 2020
Sport SEN news

Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise (CJCE) has provided an incredible service to their local community since lockdown began.  They have been part of a network of Community Resilience Hubs, working in partnership with East Ayrshire Council and Vibrant Communities to provide essential services to the most vulnerable. CJCE were able to start up and stock a […]

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Beith Community Development Trust

7th July 2020
Sport SEN news

Beith Community Development Trust is based in North Ayrshire and is a member of both the Sport and Employability SEN’s.  They have been very busy during lockdown redesigning their services and assisting their community, evolving as needs have changed.  Recognising that connections are more important now than ever, they re-focused their telephone befriending Lend an […]

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Social Enterprise – An Open Letter

6th July 2020
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As academics, business leaders, politicians, and community leaders we call for an economic stimulus in Scotland which really places equality, community and wellness first. This means making a disproportionate investment in community, cooperative and social enterprises in redesigning Scotland’s economic stimulus. This in turn will result in closing the employment gap for women and disabled […]

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Glenrothes Strollers: Supporting Their Community During Covid-19

3rd July 2020
Sport SEN news

  Glenrothes Strollers are a community football club offering a range of activities for people of all ages and have a strong girls programme and successful Pan Disability squad for young people with a range of disabilities. They have been incredibly busy responding to the Covid 19 crisis.  Face to face contact with their community […]

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Joint Thematic SEN Session: Supporting staff mental health & wellbeing

1st July 2020
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  Friday 17th July, 1.30-3pm via Zoom One of the key themes emerging from Social Enterprise Reset week was mental health and wellbeing, with social enterprises highlighting concerns in relation to their workforce, the individuals who access their services & activities and across their local communities. Over the coming months we will be hosting a […]

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US election: is Trump already too far behind Biden?

1st July 2020
Bulletin Articles

Dimitri Sevastropulo and Courtney Weaver – Financial Times 26th June 2020 There is an adage in politics,” says Heidi Heitkamp, a former Democratic senator from North Dakota. “When your opponent is shooting himself in the foot, don’t take his gun away.” As the presidential election campaign begins in earnest, Donald Trump should have an inbuilt […]

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Borders SEN – SE Reset – Moving towards and Planning for Re-Opening – 25th June 2020

1st July 2020
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Some of the key things: Purpose: Follow-up meeting from the Social Enterprise Reset week hosted by SBSEC C.I.C. – Borders SEN, which invited like-minded members, businesses and peers for a session on how as a sector we can move towards and plan for the re-opening of our businesses. Discussing the plans for the future of […]

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Sport SEN – Partnerships and Procurement

26th June 2020
Sport SEN news

Opening Scotland Excel Frameworks to Third Sector and the Benefits for Sport and Community Facilities. On Thursday 25 June we hosted a virtual SEN meeting with Neil Young from P4P and Iain Murray from Scotland Excel discussing partnerships, procurement and the current offer of free access to various Scotland Excel frameworks. It was an informative […]

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Social Enterprise Network Scotland

25th June 2020
Bulletin Articles

As of 1st July 2020, Senscot and Social Firms Scotland have come together to form the new entity – Social Enterprise Network Scotland – and follows on from the close working relationship that has evolved, in particular, over the last decade. Over the last 20 years, Senscot and Social Firms Scotland have worked to support […]

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