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Join @SocEntEdinburgh next Friday as it launches its fourth #SocEnt strategy. The launch will also celebrate the 5th birthday of the 'Buy The Good Stuff' brand, and the History of Social Enterprise in Scotland exhibition. eventbrite.co.uk/e/e…

About 3 days ago from Senscot's Twitter

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16th April 2019

Nationwide series of workshops for community heritage organisatio…

Scottish Community Heritage Alliance (SCHA) has organised a series of events across Scotland geared towards forming a network of community organisations who are engaged with the heritage sector. Th…
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16th April 2019

SEN member launches support service to help people navigate benef…

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) has launched its new support service, Support, Advice, Finance and Education (S.A.F.E.). The aim of the service is to provide a holistic, person-centre…
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16th April 2019

New home, new community kitchen for Fife-based SEN member

Join Greener Kirkcaldy to celebrate the launch of their new community building and The Lang Spoon Community Kitchen at their open day on Wednesday 1st May, 2pm - 6pm at their new building at 8 East Fe…
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15th April 2019

First aid and food hygiene training courses available

The Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre is running a certified training courses this April. See training price list for a full list of courses and prices, including group pricing. Paedi…
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3rd April 2019

Social enterprise accelerator programme participants announced

Seven start-up social enterprises from across Scotland, including  a skin and healthcare products company, a gardening service,  a photography agency and a walking tour company, have been selected f…
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20th March 2019

SPRING – Social Prescribing

SPRING Social Prescribing was officially launched in Rutherglen Town Hall on 11th March.  SPRING is the largest cross-national social prescribing initiative of its kind. It involves 30 well establish…
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15th March 2019

Social enterprise award for Tayside Health SEN member

Health SEN member Home Straight received recognition for its work helping older people adapt their living arrangements, picking up an award at last month's Tayside Social Enterprise Awards. The soc…
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15th March 2019

Health SEN member boosted by Lottery award

Auchinleck Community Development Initiative (ACDI) has been awarded  £133,801 from The National Lottery Community Fund to manage and deliver the Auchinleck ConneXions Programme (Connecting People an…
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13th March 2019

Connecting credit unions and Scotland’s workforce: learning fro…

Sponsored by Linda Fabiani MSP Tuesday 12 March, 6pm-8pm Fairfax Sommerville Room, the Scottish Parliament You are invited to join us for Connecting Credit Unions and Scotland’s workforce: lear…
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5th March 2019

New Chief Executive announced for Community Enterprise in Scotlan…

Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS), the leading provider of business support to social enterprises in Scotland has announced its new Chief Executive. Ian Mitchell, currently Deputy Director Exter…
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27th February 2019

Wind turbines to generate £15.6m of community benefit

6.9-megawatt scheme funded by Triodos Bank and the  Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) After eleven years of planning and development, plus construction over the past year, Fyne Energy’…
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19th February 2019

Social enterprises invited to share co-working space in Glasgow

If you’ve ever had the pleasure to visit Govan’s Orkney Street Enterprise Centre, you’ll be aware it’s a place with a certain ‘wow’ factor. The Edwardian prison has seen its fair share…