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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

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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…
18th February 2019

Michelin-starred support for Scotland’s oldest community he…

Two of Scotland's top chefs have added their support to the campaign to save the Pilton Community Health Project (PCHP). Martin Wishart and Tom Kitchin helped launch a crowdfunding campaign that ai…
14th February 2019

Community Enterprise launches Social Enterprise Ecosystem

The social enterprise sector in Scotland is a rich and varied landscape, so it's often hard to know where to look to find the appropriate support, or even who does what. That's why Community Enterp…
13th February 2019

Social enterprise in Tayside celebrated at awards ceremony

The winners of the inaugural Tayside and Fife social Enterprise Partnership were announced on Monday night at a ceremony held in DC Thomson’s Dundee Headquarters. The awards celebrated the activ…
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7th February 2019

P4P – Research into creation of SE Clusters

Partnership for Procurement (P4P) in partnership with Scottish Enterprise Inclusive Models Team (SE IMT), has commissioned us at Community Enterprise to undertake research into the opportunities for e…
6th February 2019

Dumfries takes on investment company over high street ownership

The National, by Karin Goodwin27.01.19 A COMMUNITY group in Dumfries planning to buy back its high street due to the number of vacant and abandoned shops has been forced to take emergency action af…
5th February 2019

Celebrations as Clydebank Community Sport Hub is officially opene

The old playing fields at Dean Street in Whitecrook have been transformed into world-class sporting facility for rugby, Gaelic football, football and a range of other sports and activities. The sta…
5th February 2019

Scottish Government employability initiatives

Below are a couple of opportunities for SEN members to engage with the Scottish Government on current initiatives: Referral routes into employability support for&…
25th January 2019

Emergency funding to tackle food insecurity

Scottish Government22.01.19 An additional £500,000 will be awarded to the charity FareShare to step up redistribution of surplus food for people struggling to afford to eat. The fundi…
23rd January 2019

Scotland’s first pantry to help people fight food poverty w…

A new initiative has been launched in Aberdeen to help people fight food poverty in a dignified way. ‘The Pantry’ is opening on 12 February in the Woodside Community Centre, Aberdeen; the first…
22nd January 2019

Community café health and wellbeing survey

Are you involved in running a café in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people? Community Food and Health Scotland wants to hear from you! CF…
15th January 2019

Inclusive new fitness programmes at Edinburgh-based social enterp…

An Edinburgh-based social enterprise has bolstered its list of activities with four new fitness programmes and a number of additional counsellors. Projekt 42 is a not-for-profit gym and wellness ce…