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SE & Sport Newsletter – May 2021


Hopefully by this point, many organisations are re-starting activities and welcoming people back.  This fab video from social enterprise Kanzen Karate , who are based in Dundee, captures the feelings of some of their members in anticipation of returning to their club, and I’m sure this will resonate with people across the country:

SE Network Newsletter No 42


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. […]

SE Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – April 2021


The 2021 Holyrood election is fast approaching, but there’s still time to check out the Social Economy Pledge that SENScot and others are asking Scottish Parliamentary candidates to sign to demonstrate their commitment to Scotland’s third sector. Throughout the election campaigning we have repeatedly heard that health inequalities have been exacerbated by Covid.  Sadly, this has come […]

SE Network News No 41


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 […]

SE & Employability Newsletter – April 2021


Employability SEN session:  Consultation on the Social Enterprise Action Plan 2021-2024 (Wednesday 28th April, 10-11am) – We’re keen to get your feedback on the recently launched SE Action Plan, particularly in relation to the contribution of social enterprises to Scotland’s employability and employment outcomes.  Please come along to this informal session and let us know […]

SE Network News No 40


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 […]

SE Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – April 2021


Welcome to the April newsletter. I hope you that are staying safe and well and enjoying some of the spring sunshine. Please remember to send me updates for the next Newsletter and SENScot bulletins and remember you can post events and jobs on the Senscot website.

SE Network News No 39


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 […]

SE & Sport Newsletter – April 2021


It is so nice to see the days getting longer and hopefully more opportunities to be outside participating in some physical activity.  As more people head outdoors, Visit Scotland has launched a campaign calling on people to respect, protect and enjoy Scotland – Keep Scotland Special.  Watch this video and find out more here about the campaign and how you can […]

SE Network News No 38


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. […]

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