SENScot, working closely with national and local partners, will be providing direct support to the communities of Brechin, in Angus, and Girvan, In South Ayrshire, to develop their tourism offer and put community at the heart of the decision making process.
Managed by Inspiralba, The Rural Social Enterprise Hub is a focal point for research and development activity on rural social enterprise in Scotland and further afield. An online space for collaboration, peer to peer learning and knowledge exchange between all those committed to thriving rural social enterprise. It is also a space to showcase the contribution social enterprise makes to our rural communities.
We are working with a range of partners to encourage and support social enterprises in Scotland to work towards net zero. Since October 2020 this work has included the launch of a Social Enterprise Net Zero Strategy; a survey to gather baseline information from social enterprises, a series of focus groups; and working on plans for COP26.
The Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland sets the boundary between social enterprise and the private sector. Developed by the sector, for the sector, the Code will always aim to adapt and evolve to suit the changing needs of the sector.
P4P is managed by SENScot and funded by the Scottish Government (SG) to provide practical advice and guidance to individuals and groups of organisations who are considering partnership working or collaboration (SG funded supports are available free of charge to enterprising third sector organisations across Scotland).
The Community Learning Exchange is a fantastic opportunity for communities to learn through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of common solutions. The reconfiguration of the programme will allow community groups to deliver their knowledge and expertise remotely to other community organisations without, we hope, losing the most valuable element of the CLE: meeting new people with similar interests; gaining new insights and perspectives on shared challenges; and coming away armed with new ideas and approaches.
Senscot legal has been established as a social enterprise to provide high quality, affordable legal advice and support to Social Enterprises; Charities; Community and Voluntary organisations; Community housing associations and everyone in between – from small community groups to organisations that operate at a national level.
Collaborating in Communities to Improve Mental Health gives community organisations access to a small budget to purchase activities and services from social enterprises that contribute towards improved mental health. This enables community organisations who understand the needs of their local community to tap into services they may previously have been unaware of or been unable to afford, whilst also supporting social enterprise suppliers.
The Social Enterprise Support Map has arrived! Where are you on your Social Enterprise journey? Maybe you are a Start-up or a community group looking to start trading? Or established but need a bit of tailored advice to get you to the next step? Wherever you are click on the Social Enterprise Support Map – it’s a FREE tool connecting you with the key support organisations across Scotland.
SCF Ltd assists Scottish both place-based and sectoral communities to be more vibrant by encouraging ‘ordinary’ people to collectively reinvest back into their communities via Community Bonds. This money is then lent to local, social and community businesses in need of repayable finance to undertake local economic & social actions. These activities will, in turn, make their communities more sustainable.
Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) is registered as a Scottish charity under Scottish Charity No. SC029210 and as a limited company under Company Registration No. SC278156. Its registered office is at 41 Miller Street, Glasgow.