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This November we're co-hosting a conference with @socialfirmsscot and @LocalPeopleLead. The theme of the conference is Community Wealth and Wellbeing, featuring @CLESthinkdo's Neil McInroy as one of our keynote speakers. Book your place today: senscot.net/senscot-… pic.twitter.com/uqqL…

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18th May 2018

The SENs: Friday 18th May 2018

Senscot over the last 12 months has published a series of Social Enterprise Briefing Papers focussed on a range of issues - social prescribing, community tourism and dementia amongst others. Over the …
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11th May 2018

The SENs: Friday 11th May 2018

A few years ago, when the SENs were still in their formative stages, we canvassed SEN members about the viability of a bulk purchasing initiative to reduce collective expenditure on office and other s…
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4th May 2018

The SENs: Friday 4th May 2018

We were delighted to hear this week that P4P has secured continued funding for the year ahead. Initially funded as one of the SE Action Plan’s ‘early actions’, P4P has, in its first year, connec…
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27th April 2018

The SENs: Friday 27th April 2018

Senscot welcomes the Scottish Govt’s draft strategy on loneliness and social isolation - particularly its recognition of the crucial role that communities play in addressing the many issues in this …
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20th April 2018

The SENs: Friday 20th April 2018

Tourism in Scotland has been hitting the headlines this week, with news of a £150m investment in scotch whisky tourism from Diageo – in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland. Scot…
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13th April 2018

The SENs: Friday 13th April 2018

Senscot Legal has just completed its 7th year of trading – now having provided services to over 1000 social enterprises and third sector organisation during this time – including around 160 in 201…
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6th April 2018

The SENs: Friday 6th April 2018

The SEN Community Bond Offer now has one month left to run – closing date 7th May 2018 – and we would like to encourage all SENs; SEN members; and other supporters of social enterprise in Scotland…
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29th March 2018

The SENs: Thursday 29th March 2018

This week sees our 8th – and final – SE Briefings of 2017/18. This month’s theme is ‘Community Tourism – the role of social enterprise’ – and is part of a series of Senscot Briefings whi…
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23rd March 2018

The SENs: Friday 23rd March 2018

Yesterday, a couple of dozen folk from representative organisations and frontline social enterprises met to discuss the progress of the SE Action Plan after its first twelve months and to consider pri…
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16th March 2018

The SENs: Friday 16th March 2018

The SEN Community Bond Offer has now reached the halfway stage – with a closing date of 7th May 2018. Although going well, it still needs more individual and organisations from across the third sect…
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9th March 2018

The SENs: Friday 9th March 2018

Six months on from the redevelopment of our website, we’re continuing to tweak a couple of features which, we hope, will be of benefit to SEN members. Our SEN coordinators regularly add specific res…
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2nd March 2018

The SENs: Friday 2nd March 2018

This week sees the seventh in our series of Senscot Briefings being published. The Briefings aim to showcase the approach that social enterprise is taking to address a range of complex social issues a…