Campaign #SocEntReset

Today, we are launching Social Enterprise Reset Week!

We will connect and engage with frontline community-based social enterprises right across the country and gather information related to common experiences and support and funding needs for a sustainable future. The conversation kicked off on Friday 1st May with an all SEN Meeting. This will be followed by a week-long series of local and thematic SEN meetings and a twitter campaign encouraging all social enterprises across Scotland to engage.


SE Reset Week will begin in earnest on the 11th May – a series of conversations with community-based social enterprise to determine their support and funding requirements over the medium to longer-term.

The week will include opportunities for social enterprises to contribute on a local and thematic basis via virtual SEN meetings. There will also be virtual focus groups where SEs can put forward challenges, issues and opportunities that they can discuss with their peers – there are already some key themes emerging around preparing for continued social distancing measures and reconfiguring spaces and services.


Monday 11th MayTuesday 12th MayWednesday 13th MayThursday 14th MayFriday 15th May
  • Sustaining the energy and resilience of communities @ 12.30pm – 1.30pm
    This session will consider how the sector can sustain efforts to support people and communities as the phased approach to relaxing lockdown measures come into play – as outlined in Govt’s Framework for Decision Making Document. Neil Lovelock will open the session to outline his thoughts.
  • Future Funding @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm – SOLD OUT
    This session wil be hosted by Pauline Hinchion from Scottish Community Finance – this will be an opportunity for SEs to discuss future funding and investment needs.
  • Edinburgh SEN @ 11.00 – 12.00pm
    Join ESE members and peers to; discuss plans for the future of your social enterprise and what support you will need; help inform strategic decisions at local and national level.
  • Reopening your cafe or food outlet @ 1.00pm – 2.00pm – SOLD OUT
    This session will focus on what organisations involved in food provision need to think about ahead of reopening their services and community spaces.

  • Rural SE Session @ 2.30pm – 3.30pm SOLD OUT
    This virtual session will provide an opportunity for rural social enterprise from across Scotland to connect with one another to discuss their plans for the future and what support they will need.
  • Future mental health & wellbeing needs @ 10.00am – 11.00am – SOLD OUT
    A session for social enterprise to consider the anticipated impact of COVID19 on future mental health & wellbeing needs, with the opportunity to discuss their plans to respond and highlight what support & resources are required.
  • Employability SEN session @ 11.30m – 12.30pm – SOLD OUT
    General catch up and connect with members around their plans for the future and what support they will need.
  • Borders SEN @ 1.00pm – 2.00pm
    This session is an opportunity to join social enterprises from the Scottish Borders to discuss plans for the future of your social enterprise and what support you will need.
  • Tayside and North East SENs @ 3.00pm
    This session will provide an opportuntiy for social enterprises from across Dundee, Angus, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray to come together to discuss their plans for the future and what support they will need.
  • Startup and Early Stage Social Enterprises @ 3.00pm – SOLD OUT
    A chance to have your say in a conversation hosted by Tracey Muirhead from School for Social Entrepreneurs Scotland focussing on future plans, support and investment needs for early stage and startup social enterprises.
  • Cultural SEN @ 10.00am – 11.00am
    Exploring the needs of social enterprises in the cultral sector and creative industries. We’ll be joined by Creative Scotland who will give a quick update and join us in our discussion about plans for the future and what support will be needed.
  • Building on innovation developed during COVID19 crisis @ 11.30am – 12.30pm – SOLD OUT 
    Professor Michael Roy from GCU will join this session to explore how the innovation being demonstrated by social enterprise during the current COVID19 crisis can be supported to develop in the future.
  • Adapting your business model in response to the impact of COVID19 @ 1.00pm – 2.15pm – SOLD OUT 
    This session will consider how social enterprises are adapting their business model as a consequence of the pandemic. Scarf and Theatre Nemo will explain how they have evolved their model/services and P4P will explore the role collaboration and procurement can play as part of this process.
  • Tourism SEN Peer Response Group @ 2.00 – 3.00pm
    A series of four interactive webinars of 60 minutes facilitated by an SEA facilitator to help leaders and managers to come to terms with the current situation and use peer support to develop ways of thinking, planning, acting and leading in the current situation.
  • SE Reset Community Assets @ 2.30pm – 3.30pm – SOLD OUT 
    Join a conversation hosted by Douglas Westwater, Community Enterprise which will focus on running community assets post Covid 19 – the session will include discussion on social distancing and reconfiguring space.
  • Sport SEN – Thinking about relaunching sport and physical activtity @ 10.00am – 11.00am SOLD OUT
    Discussion about what organisations think they will need to allow them to begin operating again. Particularly around delivering sport and activity within social distancing guidelines and potential requirement to reconfigure spaces and reformat delivery.
  • Health SEN @ 12.00pm – 1.00pm SOLD OUT
    Exploring the needs of health & wellbeing focused social enterprises, with discussion about plans for the future and what support & resources will be needed.
  • Collaboration the new normal? @ 2.00pm – 3.00pm – SOLD OUT 
    P4P will explore how partnership working across the enterprising third sector has strengthened over the last few months, what difference this has made and how we can support this way of working in the future
  • Grand Finale @ 3.15pm – 4.15pm – SOLD OUT 
    Join us for the grand finale of SE Reset Week – we’ve had more than 20 events with 500 participants this week – it’s been great to hear from so many social enterprises across a range of issues with contributions from the Borders to Shetland.  During this final session we will hear from Dr Gillian Murray (Yunus Centre, GCU) who will outline her work with the University’s Archive Centre in relation to capturing Scotland’s social enterprise Covid-19 story. Ailsa Clark (Inspiralba) who will share reflections on SE Reset Week from a rural perspective and Ian Mitchell (CEIS) will reflect on the work that CEIS has been doing to support the sector in response to COVID as well as their work through Just Enterprise. This will be followed by a Q&A session and opportunity for participants to share their own reflections of the week and good news stories.





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