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29th April 2019

The importance of ownership in understanding social enterprise

Blog, by Alan Kay April 2019   I want to destroy ownership in order that possession and enjoyment may be raised to the highest point in every section of the community. George Bernard Shaw…
26th April 2019

New volunteering framework launched by Scottish Government

Widening access and opportunities to volunteer. A new framework aimed at getting more people involved in volunteering launched today. The Volunteering Outcomes Framework aims to reduc…
25th April 2019

Cultural SEN member to celebrate 25th anniversary

Springing from nowhere (hence the name!) into a small gallery space in the centre of Edinburgh in 1994, Out of the Blue Arts and Education Trust is now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Out of the …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…