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The Bank of Scotland Foundation has opened their Reach programme of funding for one week only until 12 noon Friday 10 July. Suitable for charities who can demonstrate they address disadvantage or social exclusion. Find out more ⬇️ #thirdsector twitter.com/BofSFoun…

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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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SE & Sport Newsletter – June 2020

4th June 2020
Sport SEN Newsletter

Welcome to June’s Sport Social Enterprise Newsletter SE RESET week took place in May and there was a fantastic response to the sessions which were on offer throughout the week. There was a real desire from people to talk about the future and how to reset and recover, in what continues to be a very uncertain […]

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SE & Sport Newsletter – May 2020

7th May 2020
Sport SEN Newsletter

Welcome to May’s Sport Social Enterprise Newsletter Over the past month we’ve continued to witness a fantastic response to Covid 19 from the Third Sector.  Many organisations have effectively ceased trading and focused fully on delivering charitable activities, whilst navigating funding opportunities which will not only enable their own survival, but also to deliver goods […]

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Social Enterprise Sport Newsletter – April 2020

6th April 2020
Sport SEN Newsletter

  Welcome to April’s Sport Social Enterprise Newsletter It has been an interesting few weeks to say the least and one thing I feel the current situation has highlighted is that organisations need to be agile and able to respond quickly to unexpected events.  We’ve seen examples of many Social Enterprises, responding admirably to the […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter January 2020

29th January 2020
Sport SEN Newsletter

Welcome to the first Sport SEN Newsletter of 2020. News Senscot is delighted to announce that we have recruited Judith Reid as our new Sport SEN Coordinator. Judith will be starting with us on Monday, 24th Feb. She is no stranger to sport networks and will looking forward to getting to know all of you in […]

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SE Sports Newsletter December 2019

17th December 2019
Sport SEN Newsletter

Welcome to the December Sport SEN Newsletter. Wishing all our Sport SEN’s members a Merry Christmas and prosperous 2020 News The Senscot Conference ‘Community Wealth Building’ – the role for social and community enterprise’ was a great success.  Over 140 delegates attended and it was delivered in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter – September 2019

7th November 2019
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Welcome to the September Sport SEN newsletter. Earlier this month, the Scottish Government launched its Programme for Government 2019-2020, with a focus on climate change, mental health and substance abuse. Also included was a pledge to create a new Community Sport Bond worth up to £5m. The Bond will empower communities and groups and strengthen […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter – August 2019

28th August 2019
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Welcome to the August Sport SEN newsletter. A new strategy has been launched to promote the development and sustainability of mountain biking in Scotland. Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland 2019-2025 details the impact and the wide range of benefits of the sport and outlines a number of strategic initiatives which aim to put Scotland at […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter – July 2019

31st July 2019
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Welcome to July’s Sport SEN newsletter.   Showcase the Street recently opened a new Virtual Reality Centre in its Dundee-based sports and arts facility and through this development has already been able to gain wider investment for projects in education, employment and health. Showcase has recently gained funding to create a new employability skills VR […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter – June 2019

27th June 2019
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Welcome to the June Sport SEN newsletter.  Last week saw the conference ‘The role of community sport and physical activity in Scotland’ – two Sports SEN members Morton in Community and Projekt 42 from Edinburgh represented the social enterprise sector. Morton in Community engage with 1,400 people every week and 64% of the activities offered don’t involve a football […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter – May 2019

25th May 2019
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Welcome to May’s Sports SEN newsletter. So far, this spring has returned a bit of a buzz to sport in Scotland. The women’s national football team’s exploits in reaching World Cup finals in France were rewarded with a record 18,555 attendance at Hampden this week – the previous record was circa 5,000. Those who turned […]

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Sport SEN Newsletter – April 2019

28th April 2019
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Welcome to April’s Sports SEN newsletter. We hope that you and your clubs managed to take advantage of the glorious Easter weekend we’ve just had! Looks like we’re back to the usual cloud and drizzle for this time of year but not to worry – we’ve plenty of Sport SEN updates to brighten up your […]

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